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Current Employee - Team Lead in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Team Lead in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

New innovative operating system, sometimes exposure to new technolgies.

Cons

Very rigid management structure, politics and arrogant management style ruined an otherwise good company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hopefully they will do something before it is too late.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Please Pay attention to Mid Range Managers

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I like the company, it is a good company in Waterloo.

    Cons

    There is a lot of useless managers and employees that only pretend they are working. I'm amazed and very disappointed that the ones that are let go are actually the ones with the company's best interest at heart. There is no proper evaluation on who is being let go, a lot were just manager picks and OD is useless in checking to see what the real motive is behind the manager selections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are clearing the top level and a lot of regular employees, please pay attention to the mid level managers that are going unnoticed. They throw their employees under the bus and attend meetings in the name of solving problems, when there are real problems they rarely show face and OD is definitely not there for the right reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun company but really poor middle management

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great professional admin support services (pay, employee concerns, IT etc). Given excellent technology/equipment to use. I worked with a number of VP level managers and they were incredibly smart/talented.

    Cons

    Very bad middle management. I worked across the corporation with many groups/departments so interfaced with over 50 middle managers. Out of those, 2 were nice. They rest treated their teams like crap. Often reprimanding them in the middle of meetings. They all seem to have the opinion of "I'm your boss because I'm better than you". No matter how hard you worked - they wanted more.
    You spend more time in meetings than actually doing work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs to learn what the word "respect" means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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