BlackBerry Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Pros
  • work-life balance is good in this company (in 80 reviews)

  • relatively flexible working hours (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is limited with a BlackBerry tied to your hip (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior Management has been changed frequently (in 37 reviews)

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  1. FTS Automation Developer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - FTS Automation Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - FTS Automation Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to learn and enhance your skill set with experienced software developers

    Cons

    frequent Layoffs for full time employees.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Salary, vacation, benefits, location, team

    Cons

    Moral, direction, focus, spotlight, stock value

    Advice to Management

    Find a way


  3. Helpful (1)

    I had excellent experiance working for BlackBerry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    BlackBerry has a very good benefits and RRSP plan available for all employees. During the Christmas time everyone has extra paid days off.

    Cons

    Poor marketing strategy ( for example not enough advertising new product).


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  5. 3 years at BlackBerry and loved it

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. A high paced interactive team-oriented environment that kept employees happy and motivated.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Best place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  8. Project Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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!


  9. The Encrypted Future of mobile Technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. excellent company to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Compliance Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Process Compliance Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, best benefits and excellent salary.

    Cons

    too many changes in 4 years.

    Advice to Management

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


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary, work-life balance, people. It was a great place to work as an intern or new grad, lots of young people and a great vibe in the company.

    Cons

    lack of direction, legal department. Anything we did had to go through the legal department so it was very difficult to get things done at times.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work



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