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Great Company!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at BlackBerry full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Solid product
Great Teams
New product offering and management team

Cons

Very competitive market, difficult to get traction and momentum in the current landscape.

Recommends
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    RIM is still a good company to start your coop

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good in learn new stuff, ok pay, flexible work time, easy access to restaurant, tim hortons, will have change meet university girls

    Cons

    RIM is going down, going down, going down, going down..... cellphone market is so cruel to every competitor, be aware of your choice

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    Not the worst place to work.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    People know and recognize the product (for better or worse). A decent job if you can put aside some of your own personal ambition/standards. Some very talented people may still work there for now.

    Cons

    A deeply routed political environment. Shrinking company means that those with an acumen for playing the game are in top gear and so career advancement becomes less based on merit and more about manipulation. It could be a good place if you are that kind of person. A lot of dead weight people who should find it very difficult to be employed anywhere else unless it's another bloated corporation with irresponsible hiring practices. They definitely overshadow those who are competent and sometimes it will amaze you that they have made a product. Do not expect to be fulfilled or to reach your potential - you will be inhibited by terrible management and naïve leadership every step of the way. It's not a bad gig if all you want is a paycheck to do as little work as possible - but don't expect to build a career here. You certainly won't acquire skills that transfer very well anywhere else, because most other places want people who do the best work they can and don't tolerate or settle for incompetence and banality. I really can't emphasize this enough. If you join this company expecting to do great work with great tools and great people you will be disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop congratulating yourselves at every opportunity and realize you have serious and severe deficiencies both within your own ranks (senior management) as well as through the middle layer. Understand that you have acquired baggage that cannot be dropped simply by asking the very people who are themselves baggage to evaluate who should be let go. I hate to say it, but you should honestly consider hiring an external entity to re-interview your employees to determine if they are worth retaining, so that you can avoid the insane political web that has formed in response to the sheer terror you've stricken your employees with over these last years.

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