BlackBerry Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Great experience

    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

    - lean and agile - learn a lot as an intern if you take initiative - uses latest tech and tools

    Cons

    Many great talent left in the fear of being laid off


  2. Could be interesting work or not

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

    I worked at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    Got on a good team where senior dev took the time to explain software design patterns to us Got an interesting project

    Cons

    Not much breadth - you don't know what others are working on projects could be tedious - some people were doing manual testing

    Advice to Management

    cut down on the amount of people doing manual testing, everything should be automated at this point


  3. Great employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst, Supply Chain in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst, Supply Chain in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, great holidays, RRSP co-contributions, annual bonus (depending on company performance), flexible, structured performance reviews, great people (best team I ever worked with), my direct manager is amazing

    Cons

    Senior management (SVP) don't seem to make very good decisions. Decisions seem to be based on politics rather than on sound, practical reasoning. Some of the projects I worked on were not a very efficient use of company resources. BlackBerry is very unstable, hard to see how we will become profitable again.

    Advice to Management

    SAP sucks! Avoid its use whenever and wherever possible.


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  5. Good Company, Sad to see it leave

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

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Shareholders and bottom line to make profit


  6. very good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IOT Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IOT Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at BlackBerry (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    it is a very healthy work environment where everyone is willing to help out. High pressure challenging situations arise.

    Cons

    sometimes they tend to put too much workload on their employees which compromises the quality of work produced by them.

    Advice to Management

    they should keep working hard to get the company back on their feet and continue to innovate to catch up to the market trends. Hire smarter employees.


  7. Firmware Developer

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

    I worked at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work and other duties

    Cons

    Team was generally too busy to help


  8. Good Experience, Unstable Environment

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern

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

    Pros

    The people are knowledgeable, professional, and enjoyable to work with. As an intern, compensation was good. Good work and life balance - never needed to bring work home.

    Cons

    Employees come and go like seasons. BlackBerry does a lot of "corporate restructuring" and work environment is unstable. Office culture is very mundane.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate product lines and understand your target markets better - consumer or enterprise? Costly investments into doomed-to-fail phones resulted in many lay offs and an all around unpleasant workplace sometimes.


  9. Developer Documentation employee

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

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice co-workers who try to stay positive in spite of the callous treatment by management

    Cons

    Bad pay, no job security, low morale in workplace.


  10. Accounts Payable

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Friendly people around you.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I found to write here.


  11. BBM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BBM Operations Student
    Current Employee - BBM Operations Student

    I have been working at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    Small, global team free coffee machine that makes anything you want $0.50 stuff in the vending machines

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say; If you dont like spreadsheets you dont want to be here.



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