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Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Treats employees fairly. Good wages.

    Cons

    Sometimes innovation and collaboration is lacking.


  2. "Good, but felt like cheap labor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Test Associate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Test Associate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to get hands on experience in whatever field of study that you are pursuing.
    Good salary for interns.
    Capable team (where I interned)
    Interns are involved in all company events.

    Cons

    Management is draw of the luck.
    No days off/sick days at all in the department I was in. This meant I missed various important events because I could not get day off.
    Internship supervisor can be too hands off and disengaged.

    Advice to Management

    Choosing the right person to mentor the intern is important in drawing the most out of the intern's ability. Interns need supervision and guidance, not free hand to roam. Also, do consider the plight of sickness, and give them a day off.


  3. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Regained"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Test Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Takes care the employees very well.

    Cons

    Older employees do not care the company anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Needed to improve Marketing Strategy, more rewards should be given to the hardworking employees and lazy employees should be warned.


  6. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing & Design Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing & Design Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and work life balance.

    Cons

    Had too many managers prior to layoffs that went on between 2012 and 2014.


  7. "Great company, great ppl, poor leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Talented ppl, great work culture, perks and helped employees in need.

    Cons

    Poor leadership - could not steer the company well in time of need. In addition a few strategic acquisitions came in rather late the save it.


  8. "Good place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Software Tester, Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Tester, Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart and motivated people in the team.

    Cons

    At that time company was showing some signs of decline and perks were being cut left and right.


  9. "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good pay with good benefits. You can use free cell phones and have bonus every year.

    Cons

    It is not easy to change role.


  10. "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay packages
    Excellent benefits
    Company activities
    Excellent experience technically

    Cons

    Stressful and very competitive environment
    Sometimes politics within a department
    Layoffs prevented growth


  11. "4 month co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Development in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work on some cool projects, and plenty of opportunity to learn. Was only a co-op student.

    Cons

    Work got repetitive, but you get so good at it, gives you time to work on things that come up or take on new initiatives.


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