Motorola Headquarters in Chicago ROCKS! #VZWBuzz

Last month, I visited Chicago to meet up with the rest of the Verizon Midwest #VZWBuzz team for some hands-on training and a tour of the new Motorola headquarters.


Our team is spread out across several states, so it was great to see everyone in one place and finally put faces to some of the names I interact with online.


One of the highlights of our trip was a behind-the-scenes look at the new Motorola headquarters inside Chicago’s famous Merchandise Mart.
Their new 600,000 square foot space houses nearly 2,000 local employees.


The floorplan emphasizes cross-collaboration with moveable desks, video-equipped conference rooms to chat with coworkers across timezones, and big windows to showcase what’s going on in the engineering labs. Of course, it’s not all work and no play at Motorola. They have nine micro kitchens and pantries for access to sustenance (developing cutting-edge technology works up an appetite!).


There’s a large rooftop deck with amazing views of the river for inspiration. And one of my favorites, there’s a big gameroom complete with pinball machines and dart boards for when folks need to take a mental break to decompress.


I’ve worked in the corporate world for the past decade, and even the giant Best Buy campus wasn’t as cool as the new Motorola Headquarters. Their space is amazing, and I can’t wait to hear what they bring to the market next!


  1. What an awesome work space!!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That must have been so cool to visit there. What a neat place to work.

  3. What an incredible place to work at, it’s beautiful!

  4. Looks like an amazing place, lucky for the people who get to work there.

  5. Are they hiring?! LOL I think that is definitely a neat space! How cool that you got to tour it!

  6. Wow, they have a super chill area to hang out! I love Motorola as my new phone is made by them!

  7. I love Chicago! I am so jealous! I went to Chicago last year for the first time. It was well worth the time. I would happily go back – the Motorola venue looks amazing!

  8. Jennifer Williams says:

    Wow, I have not heard the name Motorolla in what seems like years. I used to work in IT and we used a lot of their products but I have been out of that field for a while. Now I have to go check out what they make. What a fun trip that would have been, had it been a factory building things I would have loved to go.

  9. I love Motorola products. They are always quality. These are amazing headquarters and I agree, can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

  10. Sure looks like a great place to work. I’ve always loved Motorola products and even had a baby monitor from them which was totally awesome!

  11. I knew there was a reason I liked Motorola so much! That game room for mental decompression is too cool. I would love to work at a company headquarters like this!

  12. That view inspires me, and I’m no where near the building. How very cool. And I love Chicago, I think it would be great to work there (in every season but winter).

  13. This would be a place I’d like to visit when I go to Chicago one day.

  14. WOW looks like a great and fun trip! I would have loved to see the mortorola headquarters. You are so lucky

  15. Your team photo looks great! I’m always amazed by big city buildings and sky scrapers. They just have this appeal to me.

  16. wow! That is a pretty sweet office! I better go apply for a job with them 🙂

  17. That first image is so trippy! Sounds like you had a great trip though 🙂

  18. You had me at the entrance! I wish hotels were that cool but maybe Motorola will rent me out a cubicle now and then.

  19. Oh wow what an amazing place and what a great adventure to visit! x

  20. A beautiful workspace increases productivity! I believe it.

  21. You had me at purple and sparkle. What an amazing workspace!

  22. Their headquarters is as state of the art as I would expect from Motorola. I actually had a Motorola beeper when I was back in high school.

  23. That is amazing. I would be looking at that view all day! I need a job like that!

  24. This looks like it was one fun event to be at. I’d love to be at a job where I could play pool.

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