BlackBerry Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • The work life balance is dependent on which area of the company you're in (in 80 reviews)

  • Exciting technologies; flexible working hours; generous compensation package (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • While work life balance was preached a lot at BlackBerry it was never really very fair (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior management is still looking for or defining the way back to glory (in 37 reviews)

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  1. good

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Andover, MA

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    very good work environment at blackberry

    Cons

    no cons as such working at blackberry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice as such to management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. coop/fulltime

    Former Employee - Coop in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Coop in Ontario, CA

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    RnD oriented company. Great for engineers to learn technical. Engineering groups share information freely. designers are open to share their design / releases

    Cons

    location. Waterloo is ok. Ottawa is ok. but Canada is cold in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

  3. The experience was really good. Good place to kick start your career if you're in the telecom/S/w field

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Good work place. No work pressure.

    Cons

    They are lagging behind on some of the latest technologies. Need to do a lot more research on cutting edge technologies and implement them to sustain.in the current market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Innovation stalled

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Convenient commute, decent benefits, great people, once was an innovative product.

    Cons

    Not up with the times, fell behind other mobile device manufacturers, legacy mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make hard decisions and pivot company while there is still value.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. great company, great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    friendly people, inspiring environment

    Cons

    people are very very academic and very smart

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Nice working environment, respect to people

    Cons

    limited opportunity, mass restructure impacted high performances which is big loss to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    JR developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    The company has a good work life balance

    Cons

    Company is going no where fast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Firmware Engineer - Coop

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Great experience, very hands on work. Treats you as a regular co-worker and an equal

    Cons

    Waterloo location is not the best to spend your downtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    good work environment, compensation is above average

    Cons

    down sizing not much future

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Just comparing salaries in the area

    Cons

    No cons for this position at this company

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