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BlackBerry – Why Work For Us?

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Talent, Passion & Creativity

At BlackBerry our instinct for innovation is relentless, so as we continue to push the boundaries of mobile experiences, we continue to drive the talent, passion and creativity of our employees.  If you want to do challenging work that matters, be free to express your ideas and learn new things, then we want you to be part of the BlackBerry team.

Our Employees Say:

“Here there are ever-changing opportunities to shape and influence the company. We are open to new fresh ideas and that anything is possible.”

“The people I work with are unique. They have amazing, innovative ideas that make everyone around them more creative.”

“There are no limits with what you can get involved in. You will never hear someone say “You can’t do that, its not your job.” If you have the passion to do something, the opportunities are endless.”

“Everyday, millions of people wake up and reach for their BlackBerry. People count on us.”

Ways To Connect With Us:

Blackberry Careers LinkedIn Page

BlackBerry Careers page,

@BlackBerryjobs

Subscribe to the BlackBerry Jobs BBM Channel: PIN C00124062

 

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Change & Transformation

BlackBerry employees thrive in an ever changing environment, working on new situations where the solution has to be found or in some circumstances where no precedent exists. We are currently in the midst of significant transformation so we rely our people's positive ‘can do’, flexible approach. 

In return we offer the opportunity to ‘get stuck-in’ from day 1, gaining hands on experience in the transformation of one of the worlds most loyally followed brands.  Each and every one of our employees is directly contributing to the next chapter of BlackBerry’s success.

Energy & Excitement

At BlackBerry, you are empowered to achieve highest potential and deliver extraordinary results. The environment at BlackBerry is invigorating and energy-driven. We are a highly talented team who are committed to making a difference in the lives of our customers. At BlackBerry, we create the right conditions for everyone to be proactive, innovative and motivated to achieve.

Passion & Pride

The best and brightest excel at BlackBerry. Our people are driven by change and challenge and are proud of their achievements. We have high standards because that's what it takes to achieve results. We are competitive and thrive on success.

Rewards & Recognition

Is there any greater reward than accomplishing something amazing? Maybe you’ll create the world’s next ‘must have’ or be part of the team that does. At BlackBerry, we’ll give you the freedom to explore new ideas and action them. Explore your imagination in an environment where you’ll work with industry leading experts.

Pay

At BlackBerry, your total compensation will include base pay, as well as incentive and benefits programs. Our compensation is competitive within the external marketplace, as well as internal to the team. BlackBerry base pay is determined by a number of factors and this includes what you bring to your role . A comprehensive  incentive program is also available to all permanent employees and is based on parameters relating to performance.

Benefits

BlackBerry provides a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time permanent employees globally.

The benefits package you will receive will vary depending on your location and nature of your role.  The benefits listed below are available to all employees globally:

  • Employee Assistance Plan, which provides confidential short-term counseling, referrals and information on a variety of issues (i.e. personal well-being, parenting, financial issues, work issues, legal issues, bereavement/grief, addiction and recovery, and other topics)
  • Gym/fitness center membership subsidy
  • Worldwide Travel and Medical Emergency Assistance Program (Global Travel Program). The Global Travel Program is provided to all full-time BlackBerry employees for both business and personal travel, and their eligible dependents for pleasure travel only. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, the assistance provided includes: immunization recommendations, local medical clinics, online country guides, medical referrals, foreign language assistance and legal assistance.

BlackBerry STAR (Striving Together, Achieving Results)

At BlackBerry we understand the importance of recognising the people who are making a difference in ways small and large, each and every day. The STAR program recognizes & celebrates these achievements. All employees are eligible to nominate each other for recognition with 6 different award levels, 5 of which include points that can be redeemed for thousands of different items or gift cards!

Free BlackBerry

At BlackBerry, our employees are key to defining our success. As a BlackBerry employee, you'll receive a BlackBerry®  for your use while you're employed with the company

Social Activities and Employee Giveaways

BlackBerry employees enjoy additional discounts from local business within the community. Employees also receive a Friends and Family discount through BlackBerry’s Employee Purchase Program which offers discounts for all employees on Blackberry products. 

Healthy Workplace

At BlackBerry, we want to create an environment that’s conducive to personal and organizational health and well-being. We believe in supporting and engaging employees in making improvements to their overall quality of life both within and outside of the workplace. Our healthy workplace programs enable employees to increase control over and improve their health and well-being.

Employees are offered:

  • Seminars and workshops on various work/life topics
  • On-site health services such as massage therapy
  • Healthy workplace events such as road shows and fairs
  • Weight management and smoking cessation programs
  • Health promotion resources
  • Work environments and activities that support healthy behaviors, such as challenges and spirituality/well-being rooms
  • Seasonal flu prevention program
  • Office ergonomic services
  • And more …

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Your First Job Matters

From the very beginning we’ve been pioneers in wireless communications technology. Today, that pioneering spirit is stronger than ever. At BlackBerry you can help shape the way the world communicates.

Your ideas and contributions will quickly find their way into the products we put into people’s hands. Today’s intense competition only makes us more eager to break new ground and find new and better ways of communicating.

Co-op & Internships

Want to show the world what you’ve got? Eager to apply your passion and creative skills to the world of wireless communications? BlackBerry thrives on innovation. We’re explorers, searching for better ways to help the world communicate. It’s the most exciting student experience you can imagine.

Our co-op and intern students are respected for the fresh ideas and wealth of knowledge they contribute to our teams. We’ll help you find the place that’s right for you.

We have a variety of roles across all our business areas. See which one best fits your skills.

New Graduates

Bring your degree and your desire for excellence to BlackBerry. You’ll have endless opportunities to play a role in creating cutting edge wireless communications technology. We’re committed to leading the wireless industry by creating the world’s best and most innovative technology. Make your ideas a part of our combined success. 

A career at BlackBerry can take you anywhere you want to go. Opportunities to follow your passions are limitless.

The pace is fast. The challenge exciting. The rewards deeply satisfying. This truly is a world of ideas in action. Come see for yourself.

BlackBerry Campus Ambassadors

Campus ambassadors are students who’ve already completed a student internship or co-op at BlackBerry. Now, they’re back at school, but they’re always available to tell you firsthand what it’s like to work here. They can share their stories with you. There’s no better way to get information about what it’s like to be part of the BlackBerry team.

Let them help you navigate the process of getting started with us. They’ll tell you how to prepare your resume/CV, help prepare you for an interview and show you how our online application system works.

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Applying for a job with us? Here's what to expect!

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Step 1: Online application

To apply for a position at BlackBerry, fill out the online application form. This will provide us with details of your relevant skills and experience.

As part of the online application process, you will also be asked to attach a copy of your resume. It is important to complete this application correctly to ensure it can be submitted successfully.

Once your application and resume have been submitted, they will be reviewed by a BlackBerry recruiter and depending on your skills and experience, you may be contacted for an interview.

Step 2: Interview with a recruiter

BlackBerry is a global organization and we recruit from most countries in the world, so many of our first interviews with applicants are by phone. Should you require accommodation for the first or any subsequent interviews, please provide your request to the BlackBerry recruiter, who’ll ensure your accommodation needs are met.

This first conversation with a BlackBerry recruiter will determine your suitability and availability for employment at BlackBerry. Other details such as your eligibility to work in the selected country will also be discussed. It will also give you an opportunity to ask questions. Your application and initial interview results are then submitted to the hiring manager for review.

Step 3: Interview with hiring manager/team members

The interview format with hiring managers can vary. You may be asked to participate in one or more behavioral-based interviews with the hiring manager and a team member. This interview is normally conducted in person. On occasion, this stage of the interview process is conducted over the phone.

Should you require accommodation for your interview with the hiring manager, please provide your request to the BlackBerry recruiter, who’ll ensure your accommodation needs are met. This interview is a great opportunity for you to better understand the position you’re applying for, and hear firsthand what it’s like to work at BlackBerry.

Step 4: Offer of employment

If you’ve been identified as the successful candidate for the position, you’ll be given a conditional offer of employment.

Your offer may first be presented to you verbally over the phone to ensure you accept the terms and conditions of the offer.

You’ll then be sent an offer package that will provide more details of the total rewards offering. You will then be sent an email directing you to an online application form where you’ll provide the information required to complete background screening.

Step 5: Background screening

All offers of employment from BlackBerry are conditional upon successful completion of background screening, which is currently being conducted for all external hires globally.

After you have received your conditional offer of employment, the recruitment team will request your permission to initiate background screening. We’ll ask your consent to share your name, home address, home telephone number and personal email address with our background screening partner so they can contact you and commence the background screening process.

We strongly recommend that you don’t resign from your current position until you’ve been given confirmation by BlackBerry that the background screening process has been successfully completed.

Step 6: Onboarding

BlackBerry provides all new employees with an orientation session on their first day of employment.

Attending orientation will ensure you have the information you need to be successful when you first start. This session will also help you meet other people new to BlackBerry.

You’ll be provided more details on orientation once you’ve sent back your accepted offer.



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BlackBerry Interviews

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BlackBerry Awards & Accolades

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Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2010
100 Fastest Growing Companies (#1), Fortune, 2009
50 Most Innovative Companies (#8), BusinessWeek, 2009
Barron's 500 (#6), Barron's, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.blackberry.com
Headquarters Waterloo, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (BBRY)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

We are BlackBerry, a global mobile communications leader who revolutionized the industry with its introduction in 1999. Today, BlackBerry’s products and services, from messaging to enterprise mobility, are relied on by millions of individuals every day to securely and efficiently connect them to the content and people that matter most. At BlackBerry our instinct for innovation is relentless, so as we continue to push the boundaries of mobile experiences, we continue to drive the talent, passion and creativity of our employees. If you want to do challenging work that... More

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