BlackBerry
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www.blackberry.com Waterloo, Canada 5000+ Employees

BlackBerry Reviews in Toronto, ON Canada

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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3.5 450 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen

John Chen

(51 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Software Developer

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood reputation
    Good benefit
    A lot of resources(technologies) you can use/learn

    ConsExtreme bad company culture
    Managers are non-professional
    No vision
    Rude people/manager

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs a wireless company, please hire more wireless professional instead of non-qualified people. Think big instead of bold. Be bold will only bring you to dead if you don't have a strategy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a good company

    Software Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe group that I worked with got along really well and worked cohesively as a team very well. The work was interesting and challenging.

    ConsThe company has had some disastrous quarterly financial results over the past few years. They are still in the midst of reducing headcount by 40%. The place is just too unstable to seriously consider working there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Less than satisfactory

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood colleagues in the same miserable boat

    ConsHR - don't get me started.
    Executive management - ever heard of fiefdoms?

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now as the company has already tanked.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get out fast!

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsLots of smart people. Lots of motivated people. Lots of loyal people.

    ConsSame old group of boys club that runs the company, with little real world experience and tunnel vision that is running company into the ground.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe have new CEO, hopefully he sees the problems and changes the sr/middle management. Needs to be done ASAP before we run out of money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Support Specialist

    Software (Former Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat Pay package. One gets to learn a lot of new systems used in a development environment.

    ConsRotten team lead and very bureaucratic organization. One needs to be great at playing politics to get along fine. Work ethics and domain knowledge does not matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is a 90-10 principle. Only 10% people do the job. Rest 90% bask in their glory and take credit for it. Team leads are no exception.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work... NOT!

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsNone. If I could rate it zero I would.

    ConsThese "Great Place To Work" reviews seem very phony to me; absolutely ridiculous! How can anyone say it's a great place to work when no one knows who will be laid-off next? A complete mess created by "yes" people in mis-management. I could see this train wreck coming a mile off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement created a toxic atmosphere of non-respect and extreme backstabbing. The Execs consistently looked they other way. It was a Machiavellian work environment until it finally destroyed them. Absolutely no "team" philosophy here. Work you 24/7 and constantly crapped on by management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Below par CEO = bankrupt company

    Director of Manufacturing (Former Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsCurrently none. Was a great place to work 4-5 years ago.

    ConsExtremely short sighted board of directors brought in a sub par CEO whose claim to fame was the "turnround" of a small division within Seimens which was ultimately sold off at a loss. The company needed an innovative leader instead of this German moron to turn things around or better yet should have sold itself to Microsoft or Google before each bought Nokia and Motorola respectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop buying a private jet for $20 million amidst record losses and be a laughing stock. Fire the CEO w/o golden parachute. Sell the company asap to someone who has money and resources to turn this zombie around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's disappointing company

    Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Prospay is ok, good enough for survive

    Consthis is a place full of messy, no one really can focus on work

    Advice to Senior Managementchange them all

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    ProsNice people, low cost of living

    ConsCorporate structure not efficient, alot of dead weight...

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of useless people... seriously

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stagnant

    Service Engineer (Former Employee)
    Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsPlenty of time to play table tennis

    ConsNo direction.
    Management doesn't understand the technology.
    Too much red tape.

    Advice to Senior Managementcut the fat!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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