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Your hard work and day to day work ethic will go right down the drain due to management inter-political back stabbing battles. There were layoffs practically monthly. Be very cautious of working here. You can learn a lot. Use this job only as tool to step up further in your career elsewhere.
Very poor training for the position I held in their NOC. Much of the information needed to perform the job was not documented in writing and was passed on verbally and only to certain people. Shift was a "sliding 4", meaning you worked 4 days (12 hour shifts) and then had 4 days off. The result was you never had the same schedule from week to week, making it difficult for anyone attending classes or trying to arrange for day care. The NOC position is a rotating door, the position is constantly listed in Indeed and for good reason; few can deal with the stress.
Very demanding work on mission-critical communications infrastructure is stressful but rewarding. You cannot do this job without constantly learning as systems change quickly and troubleshooting skills are key. Work can vary from computer networking to server management to RF optimization and radio programming.
Decent benefits and compensation along with paid training and certifications
Very Demanding and stressful work environment, Very political with the inefficiencies of big business/government
Motorola is a great place to work because of the constant change there are always new things to do. Management provides lots of learning opportunities.
First thing done in the morning on a typical day is read and respond to all emails based on urgency or priority. Then on a case by case basis understand, attain and resolve issues on the manufacturing line that are past due to novel. Simultaneously, i lead multiple continuous improvement and quality focused project. The most challenging part of the job is acquiring formal requirements and being flexible around rapid business changes. The enjoyable part of the job are the numerous company events centered around employee's.
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When I first hired on at Motorola over 20 years ago, it was run primarily by engineers and had a family oriented culture, committed to quality and excellence. As time progressed, business leaders replaced the engineers, and the focus shifted from technical excellence to quarterly revenue. Over the same period, the population diminished from over 180,000 to just over 17.000 today (a decline of over 10x). Yet the revenue and profits grow year over year. Its unfortunate in business school they don't explore the consequences of capitalism, the hoarding of wealth, and advocating a balance between corporate profitability and employee well being. Productivity improvements, made possible by the process improvement and technology, are rewarded with quarterly layoffs to constantly work the cost side as employees are costs to be controlled as opposed to assets to be developed. despite all this, it has a great working environment at the time I left. Was a great company. Its now a amazing shrinking company.
ALWAYS laying people off. This Company doesn't care about its employees. Even when they get all the tax write-offs. The bean counters run this place.
They lost the job culture. I have known people that have worked there for many years but for the last three or four years they couldn't sleep because of all the layoffs. They finally got laid off and I am now in business for themselves. The CEO of the ones who are making the money they simply don't care for other employees. I don't know anyone who has retired from Motorola. This used to happen often back in the 80's and 90"s. This doesn't happen anymore, they lay you off, to hire someone for less pay. This company has gone downhill for many years.