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A rewarding experience with opportunities to view the business nearly end-to-end. Once a great company but gradually getting out of the supply chain types of activities though.
Flexible work schedule. Generally supportive management.
Exiting supply chain leading towards an uncertain future.
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.
Currently I am working in Motorola Solutions as Engineering Analyst. I am comfortable performing a wide range of job duties.I diagnose problem within a system that does not meet specific test requirements, verify the root cause of the failure and propose the possible solution of the corresponding fault.
Worked here for 22 years great people to work for employee orientated. Great benefits. When I started the company was called General Instruments then Motorola and then Arris. We also felt like a team and worked together Motorola would have family picnics where the employees could bond and great Christmas parties. The working environment is second to none.
great work environment
None stop layoffs, never knowing when you will be next. Horrible work environment and too many "managers" with not enough workers actually getting the work done. Corporate makes the bottom line look good by selling off all the property in Schaumburg. The company does not care about it's employees at all. It changed from an acceptable health insurance to a "private exchanged program" that tripled the out of pocket costs to get the equivalent coverage. The HR Director knew this new health plan was horrible and he left, now there is an Interim HR person in there blowing smoke.
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Motorola solutions has a great history of 80+ years in business. In more recent times it has shrunk from having over 150,000 employees globally to having less than 40,000; and it is still waning. It is not clear if or when the decrease would stop.
Motorola was a good company to work for. It has gone through alot of ups and downs and layoffs are fairly common. Being in the wrong place and the wrong time was just part of the semiconductor business and something you just had to get used to.
The hours of work are very flexible and people are very independent. After working in Motorola, you will definitely come out with a strong resume as the job is very demanding and complex. Do not expect job security, however. I am surprise to see so many positions available right now after their recent lay offs of a great number of employees. Motorola is very stock oriented so they do not hesitate when it comes to down-size and outsource. They have recently sold their LAST facility in So Fla and are currently leasing. I don't see any long term plans for the Engineers in So Fla.
Good Benefits, Very independent environment to work in
No job stability, company is not employee oriented, too many lay-offs, outsources
Pleasant, but hectic and challenging work environment. Co-workers are generally helpful, if they aren't in crisis mode. Training is easy to get, but you have to take the initiative to find and request it. This is a good place to develop new skills. The first 1-2 promotions will be easy to get if you work hard and fit in, but promotions past mid grade are much rarer and increase your chance of being laid off. Management is very top-down, and those at the top don't do a very good job of seeing all the implications of their decisions. The current thrust is "right-sizing", which means continuing layoffs as the company shrinks. It's all about the bottom line. Make sure that you have an exit strategy if you stay longer than 5 years. Current practice favors laying off the most experienced people first, and anybody can be laid off if they're in the wrong place at the wrong time.
No problem taking time off when needed. Good healthcare plan.
Shrinking company. Frequent layoffs. No respect for experience.
* Doing Line of Sight (LOS) survey & making report & submit this survey report to Transmission Manager. * Making Link Budgate using (Path Los 4.0) & interference calculation for WARID Telecom. * Installation Supervision, Dismantle & Upgrading, Software Upgrading, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Remote access, Integration, cross connects/mapping (E1 & STM-1), DCN, BER Testing, PAT of ERICSSON & MARCONI MW SDH & PDH Links (MINI-LINK TN, CRAFT (1+0, 1+1), MDRS 155S (1+0, (1+1), 2*(1+1), (2+2), (4+0)). * Commissioning, Integration, Cross Connection, Testing & Troubleshooting of SMA 1240 & 1664. * Snags Rectifications & PAT (Preliminary Acceptance Test) and to ready PAT documents for Mini-Link TN & MDRS 155 S. * Survey, Installation, configuration, Ping Test, Integration, Mapping (E1) Troubleshooting & PAT of MOTOROLA Canopy 2.4 & 5.7 GHz (AP, SM). * MOTOROLA Clarity Related work (Create new Resources, Create new Projects, Timesheet management, maintain the existing projects, Troubleshooting, Report Generating, and Closing Resource). * Installation, Configuration, Integration, Troubleshooting, Redeployment & PAT of CISCO Router MWR 1941, Cisco Catalyst 2900 & 2950 Switch & ParadyneENE2044& ENE2084
Not focused, and no visionWorking on hard environment where the politics is too much, makes you learn more. because you try to be focused and create your own path within the miss around you.The management was focusing on building conflicts to keep things under their controlCoworkers, simply they were enemy for each other. and it was really hard to stay balanced.Politics was the hardest part.Learning was the only fun in this company.