BlackBerry Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Great company to work at

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

    I worked at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    Get support from management to execute new initiatives

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from c-level

    Advice to Management

    Need clear direction to know where the company is heading to.

  2. Best place to work

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

  3. Good opportunities still... but a bit turbulent.

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of cool work being done
    Good salaries
    Life in Waterloo is cheap

    Cons

    Unstable... lots of uncertainty about longevity.

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  5. Interned at BlackBerry for 16 months. Tasks were repetitive. Co-workers were friendly and always willing to help

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good perks, a lot of flexibility
    Work/life balance was great

    Cons

    Not much place for career growth
    Ressources not allocated efficiently

  6. Great place to work in Canada

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    Used to be great place to work with some great phones in the market and get chance to work on interesting technology. Best tech company in Canada.

    Cons

    Vision not clear anymore since losing hardware market share.

  7. Project Coordinator

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

  8. It was ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Really nice people,
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Even though I was a co-op, I guess job security

  9. Manager Internal Audit

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

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Team large organization with empowered workforce.

    Cons

    Headline risk always worried about corporate survival

  10. Great company to work for, if only the job security would improve

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Opportunities to learn via certification programs, and various internal tools

    Cons

    Being worried that the company will go under or cut more of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Since Chen has taken over there has been a big improvement in the company's management.

  11. Great environment for Interns and co-op students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Optical Systems Design in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Optical Systems Design in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience working with some of the best engineering professionals in the telecom business.

    Cons

    Downsizing; even though interns can only be fired under exceptional circumstances, downsizing during my internship put pressure on senior full time employees.

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