Network Specialist (Former Employee) – Horsham, PA – April 4, 2014
i worked for the cable television products division (home & mobility) for a number of years. i learned a lot, made a lot of good friends, and accomplished a lot in my tenure there. challenging environment with great benefits.
Big company and office and very politics. Room to grow and how you grew. Flexible and cultural oriented. Company growth was fast and great town hall meetings where you got to meet the new people. Lots of training for improvement.There was a lot of variety in what I did each day and projects that were challenging and exciting. Great colleagues and learning from them. Fun activities and communities hours helping other organization.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Horsham, PA – February 25, 2016
I liked Motorola Mobility (Google --> Arris --> Pace). My immediate manager was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I thought I was making a very positive impact until the day I got laid-off. I was told it was a numbers game. I guess. This is now Arris/Pace and the Horsham facility (PA) where I worked apparently had a 15% layoff.
Business Ops (Former Employee) – Libertyville, IL – May 16, 2014
Decision Making: Motorola Mobility is very fast-paced, but not because of the industry. It is because they rush to make a decision without fully analyzing the pros & cons - which in turn, causes the need to QUICKLY rework what should have been planned properly from the beginning.
Environment: Has evolved to being very cut-throat. The people are so accustomed to layoffs that a 'fight' mentality is now pervasive through most departments. This is sad, because it used to be a genuinely caring work environment.
Duplicity: On one hand the new company leaders wants people with either advanced degrees or degrees from top-tier schools. But on the other hand, in many cases when the existing management does not have those credentials, the person with degree is not valued and sometimes even envied by some managers. (not a good place to be)
A good company with many highly skilled and well trained employees. Teams worked together cross functionally toward common goals and objectives.
Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) – Libertyville, IL – January 9, 2016
A great place to work at when I started in 1995. Cell phone technology was relatively new and rapidly developing. There was always something new going on and it was exciting to work with very motivated people.
Skilled, motivated co-workers. Synergy and dedication.
Tight time frames for product development and approval process.
Productive, quick paced work environment, that produced results.
Software / Hardware Integration Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 7, 2012
Was taught and researched methods to make the department run more efficiently. My co-workers were a knowledgeable and we complemented each others skills well. Management was tough but fair; as long as you did your job and all customers/users were satisfied they were happy. The hardest and also the most enjoyable part of the job was being on the bleeding edge of technology.
Very talented group of people. Churn in ownership and senior leadership plagues this waning brand.
Director of Product Management (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 9, 2015
Some of the brightest folks in the telecom / consumer electronics business. While the Mobility business did well to break away from the slow-moving, wasteful culture of the old Motorola, it continues to be plagued by "musical chairs" ... a constant churn in senior leadership / ownership. In the cut-throat smartphone business, this has created disastrous consequences. If the company does dig itself out of its current funk, it will be a miracle pulled off by an outstanding team of engineers and designers.
Test Technician/Operator (Current Employee) – Libertyville, IL – February 7, 2013
Every quarter people are worried about losing their jobs. Every town hall meeting the management team says the same thing we are losing money, we have to reduce costs. Its very hard to concentrate on your job when your worried about losing it. Maybe when they move downtown things will get better, by then hopefully the layoffs would have stopped.
get to see and feel new products before the market
job security, no loyality, no recognition, no bonus rewards
Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 12, 2015
There is always a certain amount of red tape in a big company like Motorola. But a typical day at work consists of understanding the project's requirements and what resources are made available to us to allocate. Time (which is translatable to cost) is always of an essence at Motorola and at least in my team.
I learned how to really listen to people whom I worked with (cross-functional teams) and learned the different technical terminologies that they use in their scope of work and how I can better communicate to them to assist in moving the project along.
My management was strong; with clear instructions and laid out project assignments which all of us worked very hard to achieve our goals. We worked together cohesively and built each other up. We invest in our strengths and work out our differences.
The hardest part of the job is that because the company is constantly transitioning, it was hard to keep up with the changes i.e people leaving due to lay off and voluntary resignation. Most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work in a team with people who truly care about one another, apart from getting our jobs done. We learned how to joke and laugh with each other.