Someone asked for a rundown of what happened to Motorola's mobile phone business over the years, here is I think an accurate timeline of the most important stuff: 2004: Motorola RAZR V3 flip phone launched, is by far Motorola's top selling phone of... — read more
I work there but not for long. They laid off about 1000. Only about 500 left. They are in the process of closing most (soon all) of the labs. Motorola Mobility is done. They are just winding it down. There will be no support soon for the phones... — read more
It is sad to hear Moto is laying off more people, ( I heard around 240 from Merchandise Mart) but somehow I don't feel bad. It wasn't hard to predict this scenario for the company looking back in my days there. I worked for Moto Mobility between... — read more
I heard it was a little north of 50% of Development Engineering. Not sure of the absolute number. Plus a few others from various departments who they wanted to let go. Been rumored for 3-4 weeks now. Just the Chicago location at the Mart. Last day... — read more
Motorola Mobility (Lenovo) just tapped 50% of their Chicago workforce on the shoulder to let them know they are being laid off. Their expected last day of work is April 6, 2018. Sad... and to think this was my dream job getting out of college.
I thought when Motorola split, the mobility side had roughly 30K people (I could be wrong). Then you got bought by Google, who then sold you to Lenova. Does anyone know the layoff history after the split?
They said there will be less layoffs in Chicago than last time, which is not much comforting, considering the last one was huge. Does anyone have more info? Number figures, which sites will be impacted the most?
To anyone who survives this layoff round, I'm sure it is now obvious that Lenovo bought this company just for spare parts. And not just that, they are not done with job cuts by far - companies like this are not innovators, and as profit-oriented as... — read more
Buckle up, it started again. Lenovo just announced it will be cutting off hundreds of jobs (up to 1100), and Motorola Mobility will be impacted the most. Some say that about 700 jobs in Moto will be cut, that's more than 50% of its current workforce.