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Good company to build up resume. Requires certain self-motivation and self-control.

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Former Employee - Software Developer, Internship  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Software Developer, Internship in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at BlackBerry

Pros

1. Comfy working environment
2. Teams communicate a lot, and people are usually willing to help
3. Immediate superiors do listen to advices, even from co-ops and interns

Cons

RIM tends to acquire smaller companies to boost their software product line, and hire tremendous amount of junior developers/co-ops/interns to maintain the code base until these products fail to compete with others. In short RIM spends bucks to acquire companies rather than hiring hardcore devs, resulted in poor innovation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Balance more toward human resources, rather than technology acquisition, especially for software R&D

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    Excellent.

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity. Promotions, raises, recognition all around - if you're actually good at what you do.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate to all employees on the same level.

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    Great place to work and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced environment that allows for varied opportunities to grow. Hard workers are eventually recognized. Amazing technology and people one gets to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Company has grown very fast so faced the challenges at keeping up with the pace. Some struggle to keep up work life balance and be compensated fairly compared to market

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    Efforts to ensure job satisfaction,some personalized attention are key to keep up with the way the teams grow and change constantly

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