Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 30, Large

Motorola Solutions

Chicago, Ill. [North Central]
Motorola Solutions
Credit: Michael Moenning/Northlight Studio, Inc.

Why you want to work there

At Chicago-based Motorola Solutions, IT employees are helping the 90-year-old business reinvent itself as it transforms from a hardware-based communications company to a software- and services-based intelligence firm. This has allowed the IT department to lead, serving as an incubator of cloud-based, mobile, digital and artificial intelligence applications. IT actively exports talent to product development teams throughout the company. Employees say they enjoy the focus on innovation and value the IT organization's energy, collaborative approach and mission. They add that management supports risk-taking and provides ample opportunities to learn.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,800

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 230

IT employee turnover in 2016: 3%

IT promotions in 2016: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,909

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 31

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 36

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%