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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.4 1,058 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen

John Chen

(132 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, standard benefits, good company name to have on your resume(in 69 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours; Good employee benefit(in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • While work life balance was preached a lot at BlackBerry it was never really very fair(in 25 reviews)

  • Senior management is still looking for or defining the way back to glory(in 36 reviews)

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    The Way of the Future

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDefinitely feels like the most innovative company in the technology sector. Management is willing to listen to trends and be a pioneer. Free company phone!

    ConsTOO innovative at times! I don't know, I just didn't feel like I could rest for much time here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give me an iPhone for work purposes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work and grow

    Team Lead, Software Development (Current Employee) Waterloo, NY

    ProsBlackBerry treats its employees like VIP.
    Freedom of speech and sharing ideas.
    Open Management.
    Very friendly environment.
    Opportunity to contribute as much as you want.
    Good Salaries.
    Yearly Bonus.
    Great work environment

    ConsSometime fast growing company has its issue.
    Sometime it takes longer time to make decision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake decision faster and do not fear of critical change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great despite the current downturn

    Technical Lead (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsWorld class product. Employee focused.

    ConsLoss of market share and resulting downsizing makes for an uncertain future

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Sales Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFantastic people, great technology and loyal customers. We are on the way up

    ConsJust the starting point. The company itself is strong, full of top talent and ready to follow johns leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen. Innovate. Execute

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of benefits and great healthcare

    ConsSr Management takes too long to make any decision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work!

    Software Developer Co-Op (Former Employee) Andover, MA

    ProsHealthy work environment
    Coops or interns treated equally as full times
    work is primary over how many hours you work
    great pay scale

    ConsI can not really think of one reason to not work for this company. I would love to work here full time but they do not hire any. That was the only setback for me

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is very good. The on boarding and off boarding was smooth. Co-workers were very supportive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    best place to learn more stuff

    Radio Software Integration (Current Employee) Sunrise, FL

    ProsThe culture of the company is great as every person is very friendly and explains the stuff which your not familiar with

    Consthere are no much cons to say as everything is good till date

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBlackberry s really awesome. I have using its tablet and cel phones and i really like them all

    ConsTheir application are paid most of them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at BlackBerry was awesome! It is a great place to work, learn and connect with people! I really enjoyed!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunrise, FL

    ProsThe working environment at BlackBerry is very flexible, people are very nice and willing to help each other to finish the work.

    ConsThe company should try to seek a better top management to help different departments to communicate and cooperate in a more efficiency way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    brilliant people to work with, friendly, flexible work hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbrilliant people to work with, friendly, flexible work hours

    Consmanagement as a whole wasn't the greatest, each individual team was great

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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