Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,503 Reviews
3.4
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 122 reviews)

  • Very flexible work hours as long as things get done (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions (in 95 reviews)

  • Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are individuals within the company who know their job and are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a work life balance with this company. The work will consume your entire life. Be prepared to work from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep.
     The Senior Leadership is poor. Motorola seriously lacks organization and time management. Everything is done at an expedited rate and at the very last minute possible, which leads to errors and a lot of escalations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Production Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    In its day was a great place to work

    Cons

    Has moved much production off shore, poor job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The Smart Phone Facility

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Quality  in  Roanoke, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Quality in Roanoke, TX (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Producing Moto X Customized Phones. First Smart Phone assembly center in USA. Lots of Issues that needs attention and Creative solutions. Opportunities to make a difference and create a good Career .

    Cons

    Have to Work with Key supplier (Flextronics) at their facility . They are not Very Fond of Motorola folks on site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the issues , Recognize your talent and bench Strength. Stop Micromanaging Flex and Dvelop a Plan of action.that will allow you to manage and hold them accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    If you like big companies on the fast track to become a small company... this is the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive here.

    Cons

    The old guard are really the only ones growing in the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Too slow to react to market to ruin the legendary name

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    Former Employee - Engineering Team Manager  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineering Team Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    ODM job only HQ direction, good for entry level people to learn big company culture

    Cons

    lack creativity and advancement opportuinty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat Taiwan employee better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Flexibility to work from home. Talented & diverse group of people. The new office location is great.

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons. I think there needs to be more opportunities for growth. There are too many organizational changes within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organization needs more stability

  8.  

    Smart people with Lousy 80's management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Horsham, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Horsham, PA (US)

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super Smart people.
    Good work Life balance

    Cons

    Very laid Back and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things need to get done fast and that needs less politics and more streamlined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    High-tech fun and frustration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some people in the company are extremely skilled and hard working, and they are great to work with on interesting projects related to Android-based products. Motorola is the only big company in Chicago involved in smartphone development.

    Cons

    Many middle managers do not have the training, education, or risk-taking attitude required to stay ahead in the smartphone industry, and there are many middle managers who do almost nothing (except hang onto their job through the next layoff). Adopting the Android platform gave Moto a boost, but not profitability. And now that Google is out of the picture, it's unclear if Lenovo will be able to make the company profitable. This company has a history of invention, but also a tendency to persevere on sidetracked products and senseless missions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to create a highly reliable, streamlined, low-cost phone for the masses. Stop trying to market to high-end youth markets. Figure out how to put an end to the joke I recently heard ("Motorola is the biggest destroyer of human potential in the world."). Develop better business strategies for the company. Communicate the plans better to employees. Support talented team members in their quest to implement great stuff for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very open environment, as long as you are self-motivated, and what to learn new technologies and skills, the company won't block u from learning it.

    Cons

    A lot of snacks, water and soda. Lunch is not provided, you are on your own. It would be great if there is a gym inside the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too much uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great, smart people who want to get Motorola back to a leader in the market. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much change and uncertainty with the acquisition by Google then by Lenovo to get long-term strategic work done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your talented people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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