BlackBerry
3.4 of 5 1,040 reviews
www.blackberry.com Waterloo, Canada 5000+ Employees

BlackBerry Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.4 1,040 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen

John Chen

(123 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance, standard benefits, good company name to have on your resume"
    in 66 reviews
  • "Flexible working hours; Good employee benefit"
    in 41 reviews
Cons:
  • "While work life balance was preached a lot at BlackBerry it was never really very fair"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Senior management is still looking for or defining the way back to glory"
    in 35 reviews
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    The Way of the Future

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDefinitely feels like the most innovative company in the technology sector. Management is willing to listen to trends and be a pioneer. Free company phone!

    ConsTOO innovative at times! I don't know, I just didn't feel like I could rest for much time here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give me an iPhone for work purposes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great pay, benefits. Poor new management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Pay, Great Benefits, PTO

    ConsNew Management needs a better direction

    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 experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong Growth and technical expertise shared

    ConsLack of Direction and there was significant Mismanagement

    Advice to Senior ManagementChen is doing the right things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good & friendly working environment
    Very good processes to get the job done
    Very good place for a freshman to boost in the career.
    Competitive salaries
    Good benefits

    ConsNeed more focus on future
    Poor marketing
    Need senior and middle management with higher education.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your marketing and hire highly educated people in management. Innovation is must but it should not be delayed. Its time to learn from mistakes as there might not be more chances.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The culture was not good for a high tech company to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefit was good. The work/life benefit was great. It was the most profitable company in Canada. Now the company still has a lot key technology to generate profit.

    ConsThe company changed leadership 2 times in 5 years. The leaders in the past did not have vision for the industry and did not have the ability to move the company forward quickly to compete.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No clear path

    Channel Account Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat product and loved supporting the channel.

    ConsNo clear path, management not truly committed

    Advice to Senior ManagementNa

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too late to turn the tide

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart group of people...committed to succeed.

    ConsTop leadership failed to listen

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your customers

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

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    A good opportunity

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
    Sunrise, FL

    ProsThe best thing about working for BlackBerry was the compensation and benefits. The company provides room for personal growth. You had the ability to work from home and most of the time there was always a friendly and collaborative environment.

    ConsUltimately there was a lot of fear because of recent layoffs. It was hard to communicate and bring about new ideas; they liked to stay conservative.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, time off policy is good.

    ConsNo execution of road maps, lack of true leadership and ownership of decision making.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of device business and stick with software only. US market has too many very good smart phones.

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

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    IT Lab Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunrise, FL

    ProsWork at Blackberry offers a fair amount of flexibility

    ConsThere is little room for growth and no education benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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