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16 months there

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

I worked at BlackBerry as an intern for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

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

    Closing the day at 5 when your entire company is going South says a lot about a company

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    Former Employee - Product Management MBA Intern  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Management MBA Intern in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very reasonable rent in the area (Waterloo), opportunity to get Services exposure (albeit too late for the firm)

    Cons

    Former CEOs never communicated strategy, inability to focus on external partners, low quality software teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that both software and hardware are becoming commoditized, but at least focus on building a credible platform for all partners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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