Motorola wants you to work for them, produces recruitment video to attract talent



“This is not your dad’s Motorola,” says Motorola Senior VP of Consumer Experience Design, Jim Wicks. He and a host of other Motorola executives and employees share their experience working for a company that has been associated with mobile communications from the very beginning.

Since its founding over 85 years ago, Motorola has established itself as an iconic brand. Like many business icons, Motorola has had its ups and downs, and for a little while, there was genuine concern about how Motorola would be able to contend in the mobile space with competitors like Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG, and even other secondary brands as the smartphone revolution took center stage in consumer electronics.

That is not to say the “Hello Moto” crew did not have any good products, it did. In fact, it could be argued that Motorola and Verizon are what put Android on the map in the United States with the highly effective Droid brand of devices. The competition was able to maneuver quickly though, and Motorola saw market share and sales suffer. Motorola’s “almost there” hardware form factor had the company hitting the target, but missing the bull’s-eye in the rapidly expanding smartphone segment. The Verizon-only arrangement was not helping either since the competition was selling its wares across the board.  Motorola split itself into two companies to maintain focus on the consumer with one side, and industrial solutions on the other.

Cue Google, a big investment, a change in strategy, and we got the excellent Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E. All solid contenders in their respective segments, delivering a unique feature-set without completely destroying what had become a pleasant Android experience, Motorola found its footing again.

It could be said that Motorola was not out of the woods yet, but with the latest generation Moto X, Moto G, newly announced Google Nexus 6, and the planned acquisition by Lenovo who will maintain the brand, trademark, as well as have access to Motorola’s patent portfolio, things are indeed looking up.

That means Motorola wants you to consider them in your career plans. To help you think about it, the company produced a video to recruit talent, and fill a number of job vacancies the company has all over the world, from Brazil to Spain, from China to the United States.

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13 Comments

1. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Work for a mobile company that has change hands how many times in recent years? So that you can just fire me again when the going gets tough.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Way to be 'that guy' in the comment section.

9. FerneyZan

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

Is always that 10% that have something negative to say 100% of time.. lol

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well he does make a point. Motorola has canned a lot of people in the past.

13. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

And this guy is 100% negative in Motorola stories no matter what, he's the sort that gives a compliment whilst cutting you down in the same sentences... makes you wonder why he even says anything at all. Life for this one must suck an incredible amount to be so cynical at one company as if they bullied him all his life.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Moto may have some good jobs available. Better to hire on when a company is changing/growing then when it is failing.

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Please hire some engineers with good optics and camera software skills. My Moto X 2014 seems to take pictures just like my X 2013 did...poorly.

7. pM.014

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

I think that if they made this ad is because they really want to stop from falling and grow again. They know that they will need bright people to achive that. I think Moto is on the right way.

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Lenovo hires a lot of American talent for their RND. Be it not wanting to work for a competing nation however and leaving the company after its acquisition (these things happen) however, is another matter.

12. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Up till now there hasn't been anything that has blown me away from them. Yea they've made some strides but they need do more than see down the road, they need to see roads that haven't been paved yet. #rzrmovementtwo.oh

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