BlackBerry Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. 3 years at BlackBerry and loved it

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Architect in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Architect in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    One of the few consumer high tech companies in Canada. Interesting work, relatively progressive management and good culture.

    Cons

    The future of BlackBerry is uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    John Chen has a good chance of turning things around. Focus is saying no!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. A high paced interactive team-oriented environment that kept employees happy and motivated.

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The people. The competitive benefits. The work itself and satisfaction associated with contributing to a greatly loved Canadian product and service.

    Cons

    Large organization, some processes took too long and were not efficient, although I hear this has improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's all new management. No advice to give yet, till I maybe work there again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Applications Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities, personal development, team, salary

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Best place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst - Co-op in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst - Co-op in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything thing is good about this company and the work environment. You do good - you get appreciation. You having hard time - you will be helped. Good people.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons... Sorry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work in Canada

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Used to be great place to work with some great phones in the market and get chance to work on interesting technology. Best tech company in Canada.

    Cons

    Vision not clear anymore since losing hardware market share.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Project Coordinator

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    Former Intern - Project Coordinator Co-op in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Project Coordinator Co-op in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Awesome projects, especially for an internship
    - Great support from full time employees and other interns
    - great intern salary
    - flexible hours

    Cons

    - as an intern, no benefits, gym memberships, etc.
    - nothing else!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great internship experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern

    Pros

    Teams were friendly and supportive. Hard working people who are passionate about the company. Learned a lot during my short time there.

    Cons

    Uncertainty and concern with employees over potential layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. The Encrypted Future of mobile Technology

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    Former Employee - SMT Operator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - SMT Operator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Gets hands on the use and development of the best of the technologies available
    - Get hands on experience with the modules of SAP, if you are kind of super user
    - Understand how the network works, especially for the network geeks and understand the potential security holes.

    Cons

    - The policy implementation should be happening at the grass root level as well as up the ladder...togather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need competent people, with a sense of responsibility towards their work.
    -should motivate those, who come forward with major policy solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. excellent company to work at

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    Former Employee - Process Compliance Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Process Compliance Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    friendly environment, best benefits and excellent salary.

    Cons

    too many changes in 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire laid off staff. People loved to work there including me. We were very loyal employees to BlackBerry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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