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Excellent staff, clueless management, horrific senior leadership

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

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

Pros

Infrastructure teams in IT are highly skilled and competent workers.

Cons

Senior leadership is acting in old ways and depend on 'buddy' system.
Vendor refresh system leaves much to ask for

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees. Don't be afraid to challenge current vendors with competitor's technology solutions. Don't hire friends. Hire the best, most motivated person.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Software Test Specialist in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Software Test Specialist in Sunrise, FL

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

    Pros

    A product based company and hence complete ownership for the work being performed.
    Work environment is very casual. Transparent management.

    Cons

    Overall state of the company at the juncture is not very good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ultimately, a victim of their own success

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    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    I had flexibility with job hours and location, decent pay, and recognition for a job well done. I was allowed autonomy and the ability to get tasks completed.

    Cons

    Slow to respond to the changing market trends, leaving them well behind the new leaders after mostly establishing the market. Now they are left to play catch-up and it is at the cost of the employees that led to the original success. No longer innovative, they are working to stay in the game but it may be too little too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let projects and products move faster. Upper management had too much say in product direction based on whims instead of customer needs. The segmented platform meant too many per-device tweaks to remove bugs, leading to long development cycles, which could have been corrected by a more stable platform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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