Paid me for working about 14 hours per day, 6.5 days a week, often alone. One of their smaller sites, with few if any visits from their customers. Kept in contact with two more of their sites for the same project by email. Visited their Phoenix, Arizona site to help with any questions about putting the first version of this design into physical design of the chip.
Operations Manager/Team Lead (Current Employee) – Elgin, IL – July 19, 2017
Im old school and all about work and getting the job daone on daily basis.I make sure i get along with everyone and have a professional relatinship with my co workers and my direct report as well . Meet company guidelines and exceed as well . I will make the best out of every situation and look forward to the next challenge.
Lead NPI & Software Deployment Engineer (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 11, 2017
Motorola was a great company to work for. They had many challenges that ended with the company being split and sold. The company itself was very loyal to hard working employees while selling off sectors was the only way for them to maintain any level of financial stability.
Assembler/Machine Operator/Solder Technician (Former Employee) – Harvard, IL – July 8, 2017
Motorola was a fantastic company to work for. I came to realize that after working for other companies after I was laid off at Motorola. I miss my Motorola days but I was happy and proud to be a part of that company.
A variety of work duties and was encouraged to learn as many jobs as I wanted to learn. Advancement was encouraged and supported as well.
I have no idea how the company is run now because it's been so long since I was employed there so take my review with a grain of salt.
Great pay and benefits, great people and management, close to home for me
Poor culture, overworked employees, horrible 3rd party HR
Content Developer (Former Employee) – Westminster, CO – July 7, 2017
Motorola is a classic example of a company that shed too many people and as a result most of the people there are actually doing several roles because there aren't enough bodies around to get it all done. I found that was the case in every department. They try to do as much work as possible with as few people as possible. Morale was so low nobody will laugh or talk because they are afraid they will be let go. All of the empty cubes should have been a warning sign to me. Then there is the outsourced HR. I have NEVER seen anything so horribly organized in my life! If you want anything done you have to go through a third party that doesn't communicate with itself. I had money for maternity leave benefits pulled from my paycheck even though I had already paid it. It took them weeks to give it back. They also messed up my benefits during enrollment because they "miscommunicated". That took months to fix and for them to repay what they owed. There were several other mistakes HR made too.
Free snack food and ESPP
Horrible HR, bad morale, inefficiently run, overworked employees
very innovative, fun collaborative supportive environment
Sr. Quality Manager (Former Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – June 28, 2017
The management were leaders and very innovative. The workplace culture was very supportive and respectful. Drove learning, and prioritized quality at all levels. Drove best practices and continuous improvement via key processes. Supported TL9000 audits/
System Programming Specialist (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – June 22, 2017
I was hired as DB2 specialist working on CICS/IMS attachment, and DB2/2 setup, also worked on Data center consolidation between Schaumburg and Scotsdale in Phenoix, it was fun and highly awarded place to work.
Engineering Manager, Photo Process and Maintenance (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 22, 2017
He works with his employees as a friend and not as a boss. The employees respect him for that. He is expert in lithography processing. He has written numerous technical papers and achieved silver quill awards. He is a member of the technical ladder and was promoted twice in one year.
The strategic path that the company Chairman chose to pursue was DOA.
VP (Former Employee) – Libertyville, IL – June 20, 2017
In my last role at Moto, I was in charge of a small group located in Sunnyvale. We were an "experiment" charged with developing jointly with Google three mobile phone models based on a new operating system called Android. It was the right path for a successful future, but unfortunately it was not fully supported by the company's chairman who believed that the value of Motorola was in its patent portfolio and proprietary technology. As history quickly revealed, Google's model of open source SW development was more competitive from both a time to market and cost basis -- and ironically led to Google eventually acquiring Moto's handset division.