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BlackBerry Overview

Waterloo, ON (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1984
Company - Public (BBRY)
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Software is the New BlackBerry

BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, but the smart in the phone & in cars & containers, medical devices & wearables ... Read more

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    BlackBerry Software is our Business

    We're so excited to share that Gartner just gave BlackBerry the highest score in 6 out of 6 use cases in its "Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management" report, which provides vital guidance to help companies select vendors that offer enterprise mobility management (EMM) so...

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BlackBerry – Why Work For Us?


Why BlackBerry?

The Time is Right 

What we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for EoT – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in phenomenal new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-send solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.

Legacy of Security 

We underwent a profound business transformation to get into our current leadership position, but the one thing that will never change is the key ingredient on which we built our business more than 30 years ago: secure software. Legendarily secure software.

Targeted Innovation

 In the next couple of years, the cost of cybercrime will rocket past $2 trillion USD. Who can enterprises trust to keep their assets and endpoints safe from attack? With over 39,000 patents and 80 certifications on our resume, BlackBerry has an unparalleled track record of security innovations that are now driving triple-digit adoption rates for our EoT software.

Our Determination is Second to None

Companies do not undergo successful transformations without smart, dedicated, creative employees who are driven to succeed. That’s how we win awards like these:

Our Workplace

BlackBerry has offices in more than 30 countries, each one well-equipped for convenience, safety, comfort and productivity. When it’s time to take a break, our campuses offer a range of on-site amenities and proximity to local communities.
 

 

Giving Back

We think an active lifestyle is one of the keys to success and happiness. That includes being active in the community.

BlackBerry is a proud and determined civic leader. Our employees are passionate, mobilized and empowered to actively participate in volunteer activities and environmentally friendly initiatives everywhere we live and work.


 

Realize Your Potential

We have immense pride in our co-op and intern students. In you, we see the next amazing generation of BlackBerry®.

It’s our pleasure to see young talent grow and develop, both personally and professionally. And it’s also our specialty, as demonstrated by award-winning student programs that are designed with the same level of thought, innovation and investment we’ve always put into our legendary products.

Take the first steps of your career journey with BlackBerry and you will be find an exhilarating world filled with enlightening experiences, the top minds in their fields and endless opportunities limited only by your desire to explore new things.


The Chance of a Lifetime

We have a wide variety of openings for candidates across all business areas. This is not a “summer job” kind of place. You will work hard, you will be challenged and you will gain invaluable experience with other super smart, highly motivated classmates. All at a cutting-edge software company that has one of the world’s most respected brands and innovations that are changing the world.

If you’re looking for the next great thing and aren’t afraid to be put to the test, you will have an incredibly rich and rewarding experience at BlackBerry.

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    Pros

    This company is made up of smart, motivated people that are following a vision to see a once great company through a downturn. BlackBerry is involved in so much beyond mobile hardware and communicating who we are to any organization interested in secure mobility is quite a bit of fun.

    Cons

    There is a general public perception that BlackBerry = smartphone = failure. But there is opportunity and fulfillment in overcoming those objections.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your investment and goal alignment between sales and marketing

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BlackBerry Interviews

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    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Arlington, VA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an outside recruiter very early in November. She set up a phone interview with the internal recruiter. Two weeks later I was set up for a call with the hiring manager, and it continued that over the next two months I interviewed with two members of his team via phone and then the Lead over the Product Marketing group in person (at a Starbucks for 30 minutes) and then a 30-minute cal with the CMO. All of these interviews concluded the week before Christmas at which time the recruiter told me that I was one of two final candidates and an offer would not be made until after the new year. So three weeks go by and radio silence. Not even a touch base call before the holiday. January 3rd I emailed the internal recruiter and asked about status. She said nothing had changed and she had no new information.

    I was frustrated and was also interviewing with two other companies, so if they were interested I needed to know. I was also frustrated as it appeared that they were going to make a decision without my ever meeting my would-be boss in Dallas. The other company that I was interviewing with indicated I would receive an offer in the next couple of days. I emailed blackberry, both the internal recruiter and the guy who would be my boss in Dallas and let them know and still. No mention of serious interest or even an upcoming offer so I took the other offer and let them know I was no longer interested. The crazy thing is that I was later told by my recruiter that I was their #1 candidate and they were going to make an offer in a few weeks. Too bad that they didn’t even make me feel like they were interested or I would have tried to stall. Overall I think I made the right decision. I would want to meet my would-be boss. And if their hiring processes are anything like their internal marketing processes, no wonder they are having a hard time building positive momentum and having high turnover.

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BlackBerry Awards & Accolades

  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Best & Brightest, 2016
  • Best and Brightest in Wellness, Best and Brightest, 2016
  • Canada's Greenest Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2017
  • Canadian HR Awards Finalist, Canadian HR Awards, 2015
  • Waterloo Region's Healthy Workplace Awards Gold Recipient, Project Health, 2015
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