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Hopeful for a turnaround, friendly work environment

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

mobile is a happening industry
global brand recognition
new executive team is really going for it
friendly work environment
seems like pay is competitive
seems like company is trying to attract and retain the best talent
BlackBerry's story matters and will be discussed and studied, whether we succeed or fail...

Cons

very few of the perks you get at the top tech employers
if the turnaround falls flat...
Canadian offices are mostly not inspiring (but that is supposed to change)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I'm rooting for you

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of great people striving for the better

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    Current Employee - Network Analyst  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technologies in a fast-paced environment. Lots of people looking to help in whatever way they can to ramp up new employees. Generally a good quality of life and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Streamlining that needed to be done did not bring with it optimizations in processes which are still sorely needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are going to need to respect "the little" people that are actually holding the fort a little more. Don't be afraid to recompense them when they have been slave driven for so long trying to keep everything afloat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great ride up then cruise to the end

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    Former Employee - Software Tester  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Good, competent people to work with
    - Interesting technology in some groups
    - Above average pay/benefits

    Cons

    - Frequent requirements to work paid weekends at office
    - Dizzying software releases for different carriers/vendors, etc
    - Unfocused efforts for some products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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