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BlackBerry Canada Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance is great, until they need people to work on weekends (in 39 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused on company to look at the changing markets outside (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Best Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work life and very good team people

    Cons

    Layoffs happening are very discouraging for the morale


  2. "Greate company with lot of smart people"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern

    Pros

    - You can learn essential knowledge of OOP.
    - Knowledgeable people
    - Respectful supervisior

    Cons

    - I never felt any.


  3. "Technical Lead Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well paying employer, I love working here

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, everyone applies for the latest postings


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  5. "Fantastic company to work for, tough to move up. Always well taken care of even the layoff package was very fair."

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    Former Employee - Materials Coordinator
    Former Employee - Materials Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very open environment to work in, new ideas are well received. Great benefits and pay, really good team building experiences.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, heavily skewed to educational background. Review process should be a bit more personal inatead of check boxes

    Advice to Management

    Evaluation parameters should be rethought and adjusted.


  6. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a very good company and I like to work. very friendly environment and big social communication fro learning more

    Cons

    Big company so u can work on a specific task and you will learn lots of thing within one topic.

    Advice to Management

    Its a very good company and I like to work. very friendly environment and big social communication fro learning more make it more friendly


  7. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - Helpful Management
    - QNX is amazing

    Cons

    - A bit far if you live in the downtown area without a car


  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - the people are super friendly, really nice environment for coop students
    - pay is decent
    - free lunch during investor events
    - meet a cool people, coop and full time

    Cons

    -could have made the job description more clear


  9. "Blackberry intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of support from IT team. Very easy to set up stuffs and test things.
    My team was using some really cut edge framework and libraries. Overall it is a very good experience.

    Cons

    Not much things to say


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. The people there are very nice and helpful. A great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Some meeting are not that necessary for certain employee. Sometimes, some of the work is not that fun and interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Personally, I think the general management is great. The advice I can have is to make the work more fun and interesting.


  11. "Sr. Software Deverloper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Pretty nice working environment, people, office, relationship of team member, all of them are pretty good.

    Cons

    The produce design department is problem to design good product for market.

    Advice to Management

    change product design process



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