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.