QNX Software Systems Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. QNX loses it grass roots under BlackBerry leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QNX Software Systems

    Pros

    Independence, self-motivation, clear goals, wide markets.

    Cons

    Lack of touch w/ customers in the field, poor marketing research, too ambitions plans but not enough tools to reach them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen carefully to your customers and act upon their requests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    QNX's great technology is hamstrung by poor marketing and management execution

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Delaware, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Delaware, OH

    I have been working at QNX Software Systems

    Pros

    Great technology, excellent engineering talent, brilliant vision
    A chance to make a real difference in the direction of a terrific product
    Open software implementation that gives anyone the chance to use a world-class embedded product

    Cons

    Miserable marketing - no understanding of the embedded market or what customers really want
    Inability to hit a deadline
    Decisions made by uniformed people in positions of authority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to customers, stop chasing the latest 'shiny' thing, focus like you say we should
    Make a product that installs well, is easy to use, works first time and runs flawlessly.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Intelligent engineers with a great work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at QNX Software Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -- Great people to work for.
    -- Geart work/life balance.
    -- Opportunities to work on a range of products.

    Cons

    -- No mobility
    -- Lacking career paths for non-managment
    -- BlackBerry financial woes greatly affect employee compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- Need to be more competitive in compensating current employees to avoid an exodus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great people, great company. Everyone was super helpful and nice.

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    Former Intern - Junior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Junior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at QNX Software Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee benefits are great, free coffee, friendly people, home like office.

    Cons

    A bit far away from the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. QNX has always been a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at QNX Software Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture and the people have always been important. Employees take pride in what they do and have a passion for the work.

    Cons

    it is getting to complicated to get things done. Too much paperwork, too many approvals are required. Things need to be streamlined in this environment so that we don't lose opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dan Dodge is awesome, you need to keep him happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Interesting work but stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QNX Software Systems

    Pros

    Benefits are okay and the work is interesting with many technical advancements.
    Working with smart people.
    People would like to share their ideas.

    Cons

    It would be better if the work environment can give people more time to learn new technologies. Sometimes workmates are not so considerate and it gives more pressure when you face a complicated issue. Smart people may not always succeed for they view they are smart and it is impossible for them to not see through some potential issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance, more room and time for new members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Awesome company to work for

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at QNX Software Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome team members
    doing something new everyday
    never gets boring
    direct customer contact
    flexible hours

    Cons

    the major item in this category would be compensations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure your top engineers are well compensated otherwise you run the risk of losing them!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Big company numbers, small company workplace

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at QNX Software Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good, flexible benefits
    Interesting, always changing work
    Management (all the way to the CEO) are knowledgeable in the technology being developed

    Cons

    Short time off (limited to three weeks when starting regardless of experience)
    Unpaid overtime (salary only)
    Politics (owned by Black Berry, so not as free as an independent company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more time off for new employees with a lot of experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good and rewarding experience

    Former Intern - Software Developer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at QNX Software Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Have a talented team to support you. Interesting projects about vehicle infotainment system.

    Cons

    Not much to say except pay too low

  11. Great people to work with.

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at QNX Software Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture and great product. Some of the smartest people I have worked with.

    Cons

    Owned by Blackberry, and hence almost impossible to get in right now. Tensions between QNX and BB management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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80+ QNX'ers in Ottawa raise 1,400$ for ALS and get soaked!
QNX riding the Big Bike for Heart & Stroke - Spirit Award winners!

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