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BlackBerry Core Applications Developer student intern

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Former Employee - BlackBerry Core Applications Developer Student Intern in Cary, NC
Former Employee - BlackBerry Core Applications Developer Student Intern in Cary, NC

I worked at BlackBerry full-time (less than a year)

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

Pros

Opportunity to learn a vast number of things .

Good team and very helpful

Cons

not that I can think of

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  1. Very good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunrise, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented and knowledgeable engineering pool, good life balance, flexible working environment. Engineers take pride in their products and work environment.

    Cons

    Severly punished by media for not putting out competitive products. Remains to be seen how their new products will get them back on track.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior execs who are competitive, know this business, and can demonstrate their conviction to get us ahead of competion. Dont just hire buddies from your previous jobs.

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    Transitioning into niche player in the market

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You are generally working with good people who are friendly and are willing to help you. The pay is decent and there are some training opportunities.

    Cons

    Given the loss of marketshare to Apple and Android, this is a relatively risky company to work for at this time. There were recently 5000 layoffs and the general atmosphere is focused on cost cutting. Bonuses are virtually non-existent and when given are a very small portion of your salary. Another problem is the constant re-org changes that occur and the business/process changes occurring based on this. Lastly, there is an expectation that you are always available to work, including nights and weekends. Executives will send emails out at 10pm on Friday and expect an immediate response.

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