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Overall, Motorola was a good place to work. At times it could be stressful trying to meet deadlines but depending on your team, you could find support to help you through those times.
Can be stressful.
The company itself is not too bad. Nice office, bonuses, raises. However the bonuses and raises are pretty small and insignificant. You will never get a promotion so don't even try. Management is handled ok, but don't be surprised if someone (in a high management position) you have never heard and has never heard of you cuts off your project and lays you off, because he just googled flutter and thinks that cross development with offshoring is the way to go. I have literally seen that happen 3 times. And that high ranking manager will get replaced by someone even more dumb when they realize the offshore team can't deliver. Each time they had to scrape the new offshore flutter and then re-hire onshore. Then a large amount of onshore people will be thrilled to work at an American company. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT THIS COMPANY... THEN MAKE THEM PAY YOU COMPETITIVE RATES! DO NOT WORK FOR THEM FOR STABILITY, CAUSE THEY LAY OFF MANY PEOPLE EVERY YEAR. SERIOUSLY... GOOGLE IT.
Seniority does not reduce the willingness of someone to guide you. Helpful and easy-going colleague. Everyone is so friendly that it would not be difficult for you to blend in.For a beginner, they would patiently guide you on how to solve the problem and ramp you up.
Everyone has their own experience and my experience here was great! As an entry level engineer, I don't think I could have picked a better place to start my career. There were years of experience from all co-workers that I could learn from. The concepts that I learned will stay with me forever. There were moments it was fast-paced and some moments it was slow. Overall it was a great experience for me.
Expertise, benefits, co-workers
Some processes were dated
Development community on the team I worked for was amazing... always willing to share and help with a problem and very friendly atmosphere. Great food at the cafeterias and many talented and hard working professionals. Many managers were former developers and they understood most of what was going on. Very strict adherence to process could sometimes be a detriment, preventing important things from getting done many times. Lack of participation between internal Motorola teams led to later lack of quality in many products and poor vision from the top layers prevented the company from competing with newer companies.
Great benefits, fantastic cafes, friendly team mates
Poor vision from CEO, too much red tape prevented things from getting done many times
Enjoyed my years with Motorola Semiconductor, but due to poor planning and vision, Motorola Semiconductor could not compete with Intel and even much smaller, but agile, semiconductor manufacturers. Closed all semiconductor manufacturing operations in the Phoenix area by 2005.