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Assembler

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Current Contractor - Assembler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Contractor - Assembler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at BlackBerry as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Good place to work. Environment is friendly.

Cons

I hope Z10 and Q10 picks in the Market

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Innovative company, sometimes slow to move

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of innovation

    Cons

    At the time too many layers of approval to do things, seems to have changed

    No opinion of CEO
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    Learned a lot but also extremely frustrating place to work

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

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cool devices and technology, mostly intelligent people, was fun to work there at one time, pay was average to good in industry

    Cons

    Zero accountability, no one wants to actually make a decision.
    Fragmented leadership, constant power struggles.
    Severe duplicity in roles and skill sets between departments
    Unclear and differing strategic direction across departments
    Resource over utilization

    All of above causing a great deal of morale issues and confusion, resulting in good people leaving for other companies. Upper management competing to produce output on the latest "hot" topic to become visible and stroked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a singular strategic plan and ensure all departments are delivering to that plan. Reducing fragmentation and individual interpretation of direction. Make a single hiring plan across all departments for required skill sets have all hiring managers stick to that plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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