BlackBerry Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    product management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    good pay, good product managers. great to work with one of the companies that had started the smart phone trend. great groups to work with are bbm and bes.

    Cons

    every other groups other than that mentioned above are in a downward spiral. so applying for them might not be a great idea with limited budgets for future projects.


  2. What a shame

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A groundbreaking product in a killer industry surrounded by top talent in a flexible, energetic, and fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Wait, sorry that was all true about 3 years ago. 3 years and 3 CEO's later it is a completely different story.


  3. A great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Great engineers that produce great work with a fantastic attitude. Feeling trusted with the work makes you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    The outside perception of the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel


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  5. Good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wireless Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Wireless Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at BlackBerry part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good place to be and work

    Cons

    management bad - must improve

    Advice to Management

    improve


  6. Good job and work environment, but future of company is uncertain.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The best part about working for Blackberry was the people. Everyone was technically smart and worked well as a team. The work hours were flexible which was good. Enjoyed working for Blackberry.

    Cons

    The work was not consistent, but came in spurts. There was sometimes long periods (weeks) of not much to do. The future of the company is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    The local management did not communicate company events, status very well. Employees many times discovered information about upcoming phone releases and pertinent company information from the internet instead of management.


  7. Awesome place to work and grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead, Software Development in Waterloo, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead, Software Development in Waterloo, NY

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BlackBerry treats its employees like VIP.
    Freedom of speech and sharing ideas.
    Open Management.
    Very friendly environment.
    Opportunity to contribute as much as you want.
    Good Salaries.
    Yearly Bonus.
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Sometime fast growing company has its issue.
    Sometime it takes longer time to make decision.

    Advice to Management

    Make decision faster and do not fear of critical change.


  8. Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solder Repair in Waterloo, OR
    Former Employee - Solder Repair in Waterloo, OR

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture wonderful people working there

    Cons

    Lack of management, promotion value where more laid on who you know and not what you know.


  9. Great despite the current downturn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World class product. Employee focused.

    Cons

    Loss of market share and resulting downsizing makes for an uncertain future


  10. High technological innovation but poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Waterloo, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering talent pool in the company is great. You will learn a lot.
    Good paymaster in Canada region
    Plenty of resource to learn technology

    Cons

    Lot of mis-management and bureaucracy
    HR is weak and lacks processes via which individual can understand his/her career path
    Leadership lack knowledge of industry as most of the leaders have never worked in any other organization


  11. Helpful (1)

    A lot of churn, but the technology you get to work on is rewarding.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunrise, FL

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The designs we work on are using the newest technological solutions. As an engineer you get visibility to cutting edge solutions and processes.

    Cons

    Leadership is difficult to read and direction is not consistent.



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