Research In Motion Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - BES Specialist  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - BES Specialist in Irving, TX

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities to learn and advance

    Cons

    Seems to be changing into a "call center" environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Overall a good place to work, with some leadership issues.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - salary is at or above market
    - most co-workers are good to get along with

    Cons

    - good and honest leadership is lacking; i was told i was safe, then got laid-off a month later.
    - workers are over-worked
    - lack of growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - listen to employees.
    - don't just pretend to listen when conducting employee review

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    There were some talented people there but middle management was not supportive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time

    Pros

    There were some supportive and talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Too late to get serious about touch screen devices. Email and BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) was not enough to keep people from switching to iPhone and Android.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have taken iOS and Android seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company to work for but reality is its sales is collapsing

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Research In Motion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    technology focus, flexible working environment and competitive compensation

    Cons

    Management executives do not perform well in major market - north amaerica.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to US major city and listen to general consumer's. A product with future is for the people, by the people and from the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Misguided and mismanaged

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

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Work-life balance
    Location
    Access to beta devices

    Cons

    Management
    Environment
    Little opportunity for movement
    Indecision
    Misguided meetings
    Lack of project management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be decisive, yet open to ideas from senior team members. End the long "decision-by-committee" meetings. You're managing for a reason; let the team do their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Rough times

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

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for movement at the time within the organization. Gives you lots of chances to expand your career horizon.

    Cons

    - Lack of clear vision and goals but from what i understand this is getting better.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Materials Operator for the Warehouse

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Operator  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Operator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and team environment

    Cons

    Company is pulling out of Waterloo

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Used to be good...

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products, software, employees. Salary good

    Cons

    No anticipation, no future, no influence on WW decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on enterprise / security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Overall was a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery Management  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery Management in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Research In Motion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The wealth of knowledge and experience there to learn from is amazing. Not only did I meet and work with some of the smartest people in the industry, but they were always willing to share their knowledge with those around them.

    Cons

    Like any large enterprise business, some things were slow on the uptake, yet other things were painstakingly obviously needing quick changes to make it in the economic downturn that was taking shape. Unfortunately, straight from the top there was a lack of desire to make the changes that were necessary for the success of the business until it was too late and the company image had been damaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to other tech giants for marketing strategies. Not enough marketing and advertising has been done for the products that are available. This alone can and most certainly will turn around the public perception of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    it was a great early experience to learn from.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Research In Motion full-time

    Pros

    Great learning, food, team work and location

    Cons

    not much I can think of

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