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16 months there

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

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

Pros

good compensation.
good teammates.
good CEO.
good place to start your career.

Cons

from managerial to Senior VP levels, they all just care about money, not the company, not the products, not even the customers.

a Senior VP said RIM doesnt need any advertisement, just like Boeing 747 doesnt need any

Advice to Management

changing the exec team only is not enough when all the people between them and the engineers are not doing their job properly

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  1. good for employee to work hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

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

    Pros

    good for employee to work hard

    Cons

    low efficient and wrong derection

    Advice to Management

    right direction


  2. Helpful (2)

    grew too fast and has the employees and processes to prove it

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - as a young employee in a fast moving and growing company I got the opportunity and exposure to do thing I probably wouldn't have been entrusted in a more established firm
    - fast moving, lots of change so your work day is never boring
    - recent high-level management change seems to be making the right decisions and addressing huge gaps in the previous leadership
    - great ideas and lots of innovation

    Cons

    - fast moving and lots of change so you can never plan or focus on the same thing
    - poor execution and implementation of ideas and prototypes, solutions were often half-baked or missing key features when launched in an effort to rush to market
    - too many conflicting priorities, trying to accomplish too much with too little
    - leadership previously lacked a strategic vision for the company
    - leadership was often promoted because of strong technical skills but not good people leaders
    - refused to make the difficult decisions and as a result quality consistently suffered

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evaluate people in key leadership roles. Focus on key strengths and do them well and don't rush a product to market when the solution isn't completed


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