Compare BlackBerry vs National Defence and the Canadian Forces BETA

See how National Defence and the Canadian Forces vs. BlackBerry compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 2009 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 256 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.7
Career Opportunities
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
BlackBerry Ceo John Chen
62%
62%John Chen
CEO Approval
National Defence and the Canadian Forces Ceo Robert Nicholson
80%
80%Robert Nicholson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
55%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 182 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 145 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 18 reviews)
"Job security"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Blackberry"(in 125 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 63 reviews)
Cons
"Away from home"(in 22 reviews)
"Military"(in 21 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Security Analyst

I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than a year

Pros

People are wonderful, very welcoming. Very diverse set of skills and abilities within the organization. Never short from learning on a daily basis.

Cons

Work-life balance is very difficult. It may be unique to my role given I'm in security and monitoring. BlackBerry has a hard rule from working from home which has only gotten more extreme. Before it... was casual and if you had a good reason, I'm thinking some people abused the freedom we had. Unfortunately this has stifled my family life and I feel like I'm always in the office.

Advice to Management

Discuss hours of operation, work from home capability again. Competing organizations are well advanced in comparison.

"Naval Officer"May 22, 2016

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time

Pros

More opportunity, professional development, and world-wide experience than I ever though possible, particularly when I was 19 years old and thought I knew everything but realized quickly how wrong I... was! Excitement, word class training followed by experience in a related field. The opportunity to develop constantly and get promoted at regular intervals in rank, salary, and responsibility is unmatched anywhere in the world. In a world where there still exists job discrimination and pay discrimination based on sex, this is the only true equal opportunity where you are paid according to your qualifications, period.

Cons

You must accept that you are not entirely in control of your destiny. Don't fight it, this is actually a good thing. It's hard on families from time to time but the pros far outweigh the cons in... every respect.

Advice to Management

Better alignment of policies and practices with individual's desires would improve retention rates.

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