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"Show up 9-5, ... that's it."

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at BlackBerry

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Research In Motion has subsidized vending machines :) There are a lot of benefits other than this, but this seems to be what stands out most.

Cons

No one cares about what you do and the deadlines seem to be generous. There isn't a sense of accomplishment.

Advice to Management

Just because you have an MBA, doesn't mean you're a great manager. You're hiring to many academically qualified applicants, but not enough innovators.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place with smart people!

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    Former Employee - DSP Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - DSP Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of really smart people in the protocol stack and kernel teams, with everyone dedicated to getting the product released and tested. People are friendly and warm, and overall, a great place to work

    Cons

    The compensation is not as competitive as other companies in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, and do reward them a bit better

  2. Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for a coop, got to play around with unreleased devices, fun and fairly young team that I was working on.

    Cons

    Big company so it is hard to make any noticable difference in 4 months, coops sometimes have to work in the hallways because there isn't enough room

    Advice to Management

    Good job making the coops feel like they are a part of the team, excellent feedback on how I was doing throughout the term

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