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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
1,151 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is dependent on which area of the company you're in (in 80 reviews)

  • Exciting technologies; flexible working hours; generous compensation package (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • While work life balance was preached a lot at BlackBerry it was never really very fair (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior management is still looking for or defining the way back to glory (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work. You are motivated every day to give your best because of the incredible talent around you.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Highly technical people working on exciting projects.

    Cons

    Top talent wasn't always identified and promoted/paid fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Openness with employees and encouraging employees who show willingness to think outside the box.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    It was really an open culture where talking to manager n higher management was easy access. Also people were really helpful. A very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Seems like there were not defined roles and teams were jst doing what they liked without major deliverables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need more focus on what your goals are and making things streamlined might help in long run. Also go with the trend , there is no point playing country music in a western culture party. and yes blackberry phones seems like that. so stop focusing on already achieved targets like battery life and try setting new goals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The Way of the Future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give me an iPhone for work purposes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead, Software Development in Waterloo, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead, Software Development in Waterloo, NY

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    BlackBerry 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decision faster and do not fear of critical change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great despite the current downturn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    World class product. Employee focused.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. Innovate. Execute

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and great healthcare

    Cons

    Sr Management takes too long to make any decision

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Andover, MA

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management is very good. The on boarding and off boarding was smooth. Co-workers were very supportive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    best place to learn more stuff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radio Software Integration in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Radio Software Integration in Sunrise, FL

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Their application are paid most of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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