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BlackBerry Mississauga Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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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. "software developer"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very talented senior developers where you can learn alot from

    Cons

    some people on some teams will try to step on others to move up

    Advice to Management

    have a better way to monitor employee performances


  2. "Great experience to learn"

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    Former Intern - Security Software Test Development Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Security Software Test Development Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite the company having difficult time, I had great time for acquiring and learning great knowledge. People were great as well.

    Cons

    Because of difficulties the company was having, the mood was not that energetic, and some of facilities were not on the point.


  3. "Senior Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great challenges and opportunities as a result of working with a company going through a massive pivot in its core business.

    Cons

    Getting everyone on the same page to get things done


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  5. "Blackberry renaissance non-existent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    average benefits and compensation
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Blackberry has been cutting staff over the last several years; leaving the employee to pick up the pieces.

    Advice to Management

    Now that you've divested into all these sub-products and services its time to pick one and "make Blackberry great again!"


  6. "Intern Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture and excellent co-workers

    Cons

    Layoffs are demoralising in situations


  7. "CO op/Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work on bleeding edges technologies and new projects

    Cons

    Projects completed are not that recognised by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Look at employing co ops as full time


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Working during BlackBerry's hard times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My tenure at BlackBerry (formerly RIM) began when they were at their largest. This meant that I had access to some of the best resources was dealing with partners around the world.

    Cons

    My tenure at BlackBerry (formerly RIM) ended during their tumultuous downturn. It felt like every few months people were getting laid off and there were no expectations for when it would end. During a two year period the company went through three CEOs, definitely a sign of the hard times.

    Advice to Management

    Manage expectations. This was the biggest gap I saw in management capabilities. Most employees were left working confused or contradictory to the plan as there was no plan communicated.


  9. "Automation test student"

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    Former Intern - Automation Test Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Automation Test Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, the team and work environment was great. Always had work or projects to finish and an overall good work experience

    Cons

    a few team members got laid off which is part of the business


  10. "Good place to learn, develop skills as a co-op"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Many internal resources to learn about company, tools, BlackBerry platform; tools to suggest internal improvements to management
    - Close-knit team
    - Very collaborative; everyone is pretty open to helping everyone else

    Cons

    - Scrum/sprint meetings were overly long; a lot of the topics could have been put off to one-on-ones
    - Employee moral is at a low


  11. "Blackberry"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    new technologies, challenging work and up-to-date computer

    Cons

    long hours and cannot work from home



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