Tons of talent & innovation - somewhat chaotic management
Sr. Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 18, 2017
I was recruited to the company with a generous offer package in the year 2000 as Motorola was acquiring General Instrument which became their video service provider division that formed Motorola Mobility with the Mobile Devices business unit.
The combined business unit was acquired by Google not long before I was laid off in 2011.
Compared to my previous company the compensation was much better, but the company culture was not. There was a lack of unified understanding about various business objectives throughout the different yet connected businesses and departments which created a kind of push me - pull you - atmosphere. Despite that, there was a tremendous amount of talent and intelligence, though not always completely maximized through good internal communication, the end result was still production of extremely smart, innovative new video technologies which were developed, utilized. and mass marketed by Google before they divided and sold off the video business unit to Arris subsequent to my departure.
I worked with some wonderful managers who learned & leveraged my talents and best work, while others did the opposite. So my experience was mixed. My favorite parts of the job were creating materials that were useful to our business customers in creating demand for our products because I could see the benefits to their customers, our customers, and our company. The hardest part of the job was tolerating internal roadblocks to productivity and success for all those same pieces of the supply chain.