Great while it lasted !
Sr. Manager, Mobile Partnerships (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – March 6, 2017
It has been while with Mobile Pioneer company. I started my career at Motorola when it was huge conglomerate - had network division, automotive and semi-conductor division. I worked in Mobile - called PCS division in HQ in Chicago and had tons of opportunities to shift internally. It offered great training programs - unheard of in today's environment. I practically did my another master in Telecommunications, and then additionally, Green Belt Six Sigma (in product development - which Motorola invented). Motorola also invested my continuing education - Program Management Masters in my MBA so I owe it them to where I am today as a professional.
Though, it has lots of flaws. Couldn't decide on focusing on what product lines to invest in, what chips, what OS - and while it tried to prune those, it again mushroomed back to huge portfolios - credit to old boy's club who ran the organization and were into empire building. Another mistake was that they couldn't reinvent themselves, software was considered after-thought most of the time until Android Strategy was adopted in 2009. Post Google acquisition in 2011, no clear strategy on how these assets would converge. It was the 2nd class citizen to Google, as most of the manager's from Motorola were replaced by their own. Eventually, leading to mass-layoff in my organization and then selling off MMI to Lenovo in 2013 (I wasn't part of it then). Though, if I were to start again, I would choose to do with them again (in that period).
Innovative Products, Good Brand, Internal Opportunities, Mature Processes and Good training programs
Layoffs continually, throughout most of my time there, Company not in its prime.