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Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company for career development

    Cons

    Brand is not doing good anymore


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company does not learn from past mistakes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at BlackBerry for many years and some of the pros are:
    - Great salary
    - My colleagues were a great team
    - My manager believed in me
    - a good work/lie balance

    Cons

    - Lack of interesting projects, which may sound shocking in a company like this one but my team ran out of interesting projects in the last 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to talk about failure. You can learn so much from past failed projects and it should be a constructive and open conversation, not a way to point fingers at the persons at fault.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, lots of perks, wonderful people in general

    Cons

    Not very stable in some departments, the future is still blurry

    Advice to Management

    Management did a fairly good job at maintaining transparency and openness, I have appreciated their approach.


  4. "good for young professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, lots to learn, good salary

    Cons

    changing directions, can be fired any day

    Advice to Management

    Think proactively... down the roadmap


  5. Helpful (2)

    "NOC Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - NOC Team Lead in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - NOC Team Lead in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company had a lot of potential and had been at the peak of its game. A lot of talent is still in the company.

    Cons

    low employee morale and other things that come with a company going down.

    Advice to Management

    Not really, they are not listening anyway.


  6. "nice company"

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    Former Employee - RF Design Engineer II in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - RF Design Engineer II in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good working environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    too bureaucracy, not too much communications between different group/departments

    Advice to Management

    listen to lower level employees more


  7. "BlackBerry"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    small company approach in a large company environment, flexible working, global footprint

    Cons

    considered a legacy company, still looking for a place to belong in the industry, future is uncertain

    Advice to Management

    employees choose transparency over salary

  8. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, technology, free BBRY's, growth

    Cons

    Long hours, layoffs, outsourcing issues

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what makes money


  9. "Not what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, senior management seems to not be able to stick to a plan so direction often changes by the minute. This makes it difficult to get things done.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "senior manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    large employer, strong brand name (despite recent demise)

    Cons

    everyone knows the 'downside'.... hard to explain new future direction

    Advice to Management

    rebrand completely!


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