Motorola is one hilarious company
I worked for them for a year! The toughest part was going through their stupid new hire training. They try to drill company loyalty into their employees by boring them to death with the same dogma that they themselves ignore. Its a hire-n-fire company. I am glad I left them before Chris had the chance to fire me. They have more bureaucracy than the government. The only thing that amazes me is that they are still around. The management is full of sleep-to-top type of women. If an engineer innovates his manager is sure to steal his idea and present in his name. Even pirates had more honor than the management of Motorola
Chris Galvin was really the one who hurt the company. His pet project, Iridium, was an abject failure and between the litigation and sale, Mot only got pennies on the dollar for it.
Also, what people here don't know or have forgotten is that Motorola waited far too long to transition from analog to digital. That was also a Chris Galvin failing. They stayed the TDMA course until it was disastrously late. They never really recovered. The Razr was just a short lived blip on the screen.
All of the above being said, back in the late 90s it was a great place to work. I still have at least half a dozen close friends from those days and never worked in a place that I enjoyed more. I miss the people. I don't miss the salary, the politics or the executive management.
I've heard, and I don't know if it's true, that Harry Reid takes it up the kiester from farm animals.