BlackBerry Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. good

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Andover, MA

    I worked at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    very good work environment at blackberry

    Cons

    no cons as such working at blackberry

    Advice to Management

    no advice as such to management

  2. coop/fulltime

    Former Employee - Coop in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Coop in Ontario, CA

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    RnD oriented company. Great for engineers to learn technical. Engineering groups share information freely. designers are open to share their design / releases

    Cons

    location. Waterloo is ok. Ottawa is ok. but Canada is cold in general.

    Advice to Management

    good

  3. Innovation stalled

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient commute, decent benefits, great people, once was an innovative product.

    Cons

    Not up with the times, fell behind other mobile device manufacturers, legacy mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Make hard decisions and pivot company while there is still value.

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  5. great company, great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    friendly people, inspiring environment

    Cons

    people are very very academic and very smart

  6. Checking salaries

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Just comparing salaries in the area

    Cons

    No cons for this position at this company

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Highly technical people working on exciting projects.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  8. work culture

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. The Way of the Future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Please give me an iPhone for work purposes.

  10. Awesome place to work and grow

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    Make decision faster and do not fear of critical change.

  11. Great despite the current downturn

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    World class product. Employee focused.

    Cons

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

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