BlackBerry Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Pros
  • work-life balance is good in this company (in 80 reviews)

  • relatively flexible working hours (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is limited with a BlackBerry tied to your hip (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior Management has been changed frequently (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Sqe mgr

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good employees walfare and medical insurance. Take care of employee, good IT support.

    Cons

    Not stable and not certain future, layoff affect workers


  2. People

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Software Test Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The People, the dedicated engineers and all

    Cons

    Not making money, senior management 'had been' bad with making money for the company

    Advice to Management

    Please get your act together and get some real products out of the door.


  3. Service Engineering Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible working hours, good medical and dental coverage

    Cons

    Restructuring, poor management decision, micromanage nowadays


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  5. Overall it's satisfied, people are really nice and communication is good.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Test Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at BlackBerry

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

    Pros

    Benefits is good, including insurance, medical. etc. And vacations are above the average.

    Cons

    Not much, people are nice to help each other, especially in same team. But not much career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs more collaboration to deliver better work and avoid dup work.


  6. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work hours competitive compensation (salary, leaves) good benefits (health, dental)

    Cons

    lack of leadership at mid-management too Canadian-centric to operate efficiently globally starting to see a lack-of-trust at difficult times

    Advice to Management

    need to better understand what is going-on 'below' you, not just 'above' need to fit the right people to the right job.


  7. overall satisfied

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Escalation Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Escalation Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    if you stick to just the technical stuff you will really learn a lot , and helpful people and resources pay was below market rate but not very bad either , good social events and they really cared about staff in a realistic way of course you cant please 100% of the people all the time but was really good working environment

    Cons

    petty people in key positions and who are not fit to lead and promote their own lackies

    Advice to Management

    its too late now anyway


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not like before

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    Seemingly promising direction since John Chen came on board

    Cons

    You never know when you will be cut. Lack of trust for staff - need to report daily/weekly activities

    Advice to Management

    Have patience with what you set out to do - it's not realistic to expect INSTANT results to initial investments. Stop laying off the good talents, and keeping irrelevant personnel in crucial job functions such as sales. Think about shifting the layoffs into other teams. Think about retaining the loyal staff even if they were hired in the previous "reign", they are the ones who believe in BlackBerry's success, unlike some who join for the high posts we are unable to get real good talents for.


  9. my Learning curve

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PQT in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - PQT in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible and greater support from senior management; good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    No job Security provided to the employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    Traumatic and soul destroying

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Channel Accounts in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Channel Accounts in Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing brand and great products

    Cons

    Terrible culture, no support, no teamwork, just people constantly stabbing others in the back

    Advice to Management

    Put solid performance management structures in place - fire the Global Sales Head, make a rule that no-one can have more than 10 DR's (Global Sales Head had 35+) - force management out into the markets to meet with customers and visit sales channels.


  11. Excellent place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Blackberry Operations Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Blackberry Operations Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, Pressure at work is everywhere these days but flexibility is given to employees like WFH etc. Company listens to employee feedback. Good work culture, no micromanagement. I enjoy working here.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities as i see it today a little limited. But you never know :) Needs to work on better integration between various departments.

    Advice to Management

    Make quick decisions for the market place so that we are not seen as laggards.



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