BlackBerry Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Pros
  • work-life balance is good in this company (in 80 reviews)

  • relatively flexible working hours (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is limited with a BlackBerry tied to your hip (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior Management has been changed frequently (in 37 reviews)

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  1. FTS Automation Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - FTS Automation Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - FTS Automation Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to learn and enhance your skill set with experienced software developers

    Cons

    frequent Layoffs for full time employees.


  2. Great internship experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Kanata, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Good pay
    - Chance to interact with variety of departments

    Cons

    - Not too much mentorship from supervisor, but a lot of mentorship from fellow colleagues
    - A lot of training before starting to work

    Advice to Management

    Make sure there's interesting jobs for the interns before they get there


  3. good work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on latest technologies in mobile industry
    Great work environment
    Reward to innovative ideas

    Cons

    Uncertainty with BlackBerry as a company at the moment
    Due to uncertainty the work environment and moral is low


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  5. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Performance Specialist
    Former Employee - Performance Specialist

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, environment, colleagues, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, frequent lay-offs, some useless people in management who spends more time selling their product in house (within company) , rather than thinking about outside world. These people create a bubble around the company and they live in there.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on innovation and get rid of


  6. Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, vacation, benefits, location, team

    Cons

    Moral, direction, focus, spotlight, stock value

    Advice to Management

    Find a way


  7. Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - lean and agile
    - learn a lot as an intern if you take initiative
    - uses latest tech and tools

    Cons

    Many great talent left in the fear of being laid off


  8. Accounts Payable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. Friendly people around you.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I found to write here.


  9. BBM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BBM Operations Student
    Current Employee - BBM Operations Student

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small, global team
    free coffee machine that makes anything you want
    $0.50 stuff in the vending machines

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say;
    If you dont like spreadsheets you dont want to be here.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I had excellent experiance working for BlackBerry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BlackBerry has a very good benefits and RRSP plan available for all employees. During the Christmas time everyone has extra paid days off.

    Cons

    Poor marketing strategy ( for example not enough advertising new product).


  11. 3 years at BlackBerry and loved it

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BlackBerry encouraged growth and development. I was given one on one coaching with an assigned mentor/manager on a weekly basis. The people were enthusiastic and mostly motivated to grow in their career.

    Cons

    Dealing with multiple systems which were not well integrated, which made it hard to report or get information on a timely basis,

    Advice to Management

    Employee motivation is key during hard times, so anything to boost morale would help in bringing the people together.



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