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Compensation Analyst

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we're guided by a shared purpose - helping people be their best in the moments that matter - and we live up to our purpose every day by solving for safer. Because people can only be their best when they not only feel safe, but are safe. We're solving for safer by building the best possible technologies across every part of our safety and security ecosystem. That's mission-critical communications devices and networks, AI-powered video security & access control and the ability to unite voice, video and data in a single command center view. We're solving for safer by connecting public safety agencies and enterprises, enabling the collaboration that's critical to connect those in need with those who can help. The work we do here matters.

Department Overview

At Motorola Solutions, the Broad-Based Compensation team provides strategic and day-to-day operational support globally regarding compensation matters. This includes design, implementation and administration of compensation programs (I.e., merit, bonus, equity/stock), policies, and procedures to ensure compensation strategies support and reinforce business strategies. We strive to create tools and processes which enable HR Business Partners and managers globally to make compensation decisions that attract and retain employees. We love to collaborate and create!

Job Description


  • Project manages and supports the administration of company-wide rewards processes (merit, annual incentives and equity awards)

  • Participates in compensation surveys and analyzes competitive market information to determine the company’s competitive position. Recommends changes based on analysis of the company’s compensation programs including Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) targets

  • Manages compensation and employee data and reports in HRIS system (Workday) and market data tool (MarketPay)

  • Evaluates positions using established evaluation systems, and approves job titles, levels and FLSA classifications

  • Creates tools and training to aid on individual or group compensation actions using established structures and guidelines

  • Conducts external and internal compensation analysis to determine position to market and makes recommendations for individuals and/or groups, as needed

  • Helps the equity administration and executive compensation departments as needed

  • Provides support for recognition and service award programs and may serve as a liaison to our external partners

  • Assists on various special assignments, as requested, relating to compensation program administration and/or providing information for management use

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Preference given to candidates with experience optimizing Workday and/or MarketPay

  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Project management skills

  • Customer service orientation

  • Flexible demeanor and the demonstrated ability to work as a team

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information

Note: This is a hybrid role based out of our Chicago office - candidate must reside in the Chicagoland area with access to work in the Chicago or Schaumburg offices as needed


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or HR with a focus on Compensation and 3+ years of experience with increasing responsibility within compensation
  • OR 5+ years of experience with increasing responsibility within compensation
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely is required. Employer work permit sponsorship is not available for this position.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
  • 401K with Company Match
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally-protected characteristic.

We are proud of our people-first and community-focused culture, empowering every Motorolan to be their most authentic self and to do their best work to deliver on the promise of a safer world. If you’d like to join our team but feel that you don’t quite meet all of the preferred skills, we’d still love to hear why you think you’d be a great addition to our team.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive and accessible recruiting experience for candidates with disabilities, or other physical or mental health conditions. To request an accommodation, please email