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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 1,057 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen

John Chen

(132 ratings)

56% 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 69 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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    Great place to work initially. Managers and people, overall, were friendly, helpful and helped the employees

    QA Engineer (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA

    ProsCompensation was more than expected. Manager and above looked to improve knowledge and effectiveness. Also sought to ensure work-life balance was a good ratio.

    ConsAll of the Pros changed after the 'new' CEO took over from the founders.

    Advice to Senior Managementall of the above based on older experience. What has/is happening I have not kept up with. Only hope is that new CEO can return the company to a better standing with the end consumer. This group does not have many good things to say at this time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a nice experience

    DSP Developer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsAmple opportunity to grow professionally

    Conssome huge strategic mistakes that hurt the company.

    Yes, I would 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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    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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    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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    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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    Blackberry

    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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    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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    Enterprise Software Organization

    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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