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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
1,203 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architect in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Architect in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    One of the few consumer high tech companies in Canada. Interesting work, relatively progressive management and good culture.

    Cons

    The future of BlackBerry is uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    John Chen has a good chance of turning things around. Focus is saying no!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A high paced interactive team-oriented environment that kept employees happy and motivated.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The people. The competitive benefits. The work itself and satisfaction associated with contributing to a greatly loved Canadian product and service.

    Cons

    Large organization, some processes took too long and were not efficient, although I hear this has improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's all new management. No advice to give yet, till I maybe work there again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Developer Intern at Blackberry

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Friendly and helpful colleagues.
    Benefits of a multinational company combined with experienced gained in a small office.
    Great pay for an internship.
    Courses offered for skill development; both paid training and online learning.

    Cons

    Office location is a bit too far away from Cambridge, not as convenient as other business parks in the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  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.  

    Applications Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, personal development, team, salary

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Best place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst - Co-op in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst - Co-op in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything thing is good about this company and the work environment. You do good - you get appreciation. You having hard time - you will be helped. Good people.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons... Sorry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work in Canada

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Used to be great place to work with some great phones in the market and get chance to work on interesting technology. Best tech company in Canada.

    Cons

    Vision not clear anymore since losing hardware market share.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Project Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Project Coordinator Co-op in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Project Coordinator Co-op in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Awesome projects, especially for an internship
    - Great support from full time employees and other interns
    - great intern salary
    - flexible hours

    Cons

    - as an intern, no benefits, gym memberships, etc.
    - nothing else!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Checking salaries

    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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