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lots of learning, company in trouble

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked 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

Opportunity to work on cool BB10 projects. Somewhat flexible work-life balance.

Cons

Waterloo is a major drawback. It is basically an outgrown farming community with UW and RIM. Pay (for product managers at least) is subpar at best. A lot of Prod. Mngrs left and the ones that remain are seeking for a way out. Given the demand for prod. managers, RIM is not up to par when it comes to salary. Continuous layoff cycles for the past 1.5 years has demolished morale.

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  1. very good place to work, and learn

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    challenging work, good environment, nice (and smart) people, fast pace, exciting development opportunities (ie the new QNX operating system, which is a very developing experience to have since not a lot of companies make mobile OS), very high standard in coding, the reviewers are fairly strict (which is a good thing), they do not allow inefficient code to go into trunk

    Cons

    awkward location (not commutable via public transit), security way too tight (had to swipe card lots of times to get in)

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Was great but now people are leaving

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and strong team

    Cons

    When business going down it is not fun


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