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BlackBerry Reviews in Ottawa, ON Canada

Updated Jul 10, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 44 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen

John Chen

(7 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, standard benefits, good company name to have on your resume(in 70 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours; Good employee benefit(in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • While work life balance was preached a lot at BlackBerry it was never really very fair(in 25 reviews)

  • Senior management is still looking for or defining the way back to glory(in 36 reviews)

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    I had fun there

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

    ProsLots of co-op friends there.

    ConsWinter is so cood than i imagined

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more workers, trainning more for coops

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Experience

    Hardware Systems Designer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexibility, great work-life balance. Lots of talent and interesting work that is relevant in the market.

    ConsNot enough training, job security, lack of incentives for job growth

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

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    Good Canadian company

    Software Quality Manager (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood people, reasonable pay, good Canadian company and great products.

    ConsWe need to become innovators again and wow our Customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Software Architect (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsVery good pay for Ottawa market.

    ConsCompany is going down
    Decision making process is terrible.
    Overtime is consider norm.

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

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    Was Okay, but waiting to walk out

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

    ProsCulture, smart people, work was challenging

    ConsPoor management, lack of vision, lack of scope to stay motivated, laid back

    Advice to Senior ManagementClassic example of how a major tech company will be demolish when people at the top don't know what they are doing... Already screwed.. No one could really help...

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

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    Too many silos

    Developer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsFast paced, high productivity, good experience and benefits

    ConsOrganization is broken down into teams that compete with each other. Creates many conflicts and is not efficient when delivering a single product.

    Tension between teams comes at a high cost. Working there requires a high stress tolerance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsPeople are extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help. Pleasure to be a team member there!

    ConsCompany instability, downsizing, future uncertainty

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo non change the working environment, just get your act together with the market strategies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company in the past, may recover in the future.

    Hardware Design Engineer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsIt has a good working environment with nice people and many resources, work/life balance is OK, compensation is good. Employee has some oppotunity to be involved in new technologies and improve.

    ConsSometime the communication between groups is not good enough to carry out big projects. Management can be too conservitive/protective/political to take actions. Projects can be delayed/cancelled easily.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganization structure is complex and not clear, thus less people is taking responsibilities. Maybe the new management can take responsibility/actions to turn it into a profitable/active organization.

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

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    Salary

    RF Designer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsIt was pretty good as market.

    ConsVisibility on the project updates were not clear enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    software developer

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

    Prosgood environment and really great experience

    Consquite good and really appreciate and friendly enviorment

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