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BlackBerry Ottawa Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "review for my summer internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    mentor is really nice to you, and manager are nice as well. You will learn a lot of stuff although you are only a intern

    Cons

    intern needs to do a lot of jobs, cause there are less full time employer than ever.


  2. "Business Development consulting"

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    Former Contractor - Business Development Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Business Development Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am currently self employed

    Cons

    I am looking for more of a permanent and stable position.

    Advice to Management

    I bring many years of experience with strong skill set. I am loyal and dedicated.


  3. "Regained"

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    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.


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  5. "Didn't have much to do"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Helpful. Experienced people in their fields who knew how things are done.

    Cons

    People were being laid off every day. Unhealthy working condition when people are stressing out about their job security all the time.


  6. "Director, International Regulatory Compliance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small team, very good technical guys, open to new ideas

    Cons

    No insurance police at all

    Advice to Management

    Nop


  7. "Challenging, rewarding, have lots of fun"

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, good work/life balance, work with new technologies

    Cons

    Morale can go up and down while the company continues to go through this whole turnaround situation


  8. "Sr Software developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    The company treats employees well, even earnings were down in recent years, when we met the financial targets, employees still got bonus. We had very good technical training for Android development. The company spent a lot of money for it. Also providing good equipment, Window PC, Linux Ubuntu and laptop, also with free cellphone (beta test device)

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too busy, with company provided cellphone, you are basically always on call, of course you can ignore those emails


  9. "Nice place to work"

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

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work. management is great.

    Cons

    Took too long to finish a program.


  10. "System Implementation Specialist"

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    Former Intern - Systems Implementation Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Systems Implementation Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mentors from whom I got to learn a lot about the company and how CTM's work.

    Cons

    Work environment could be livelier


  11. "The BlackBerry vine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young, energetic atmosphere for learning and collaboration
    Travel opportunities for meetings and events both domestically and worldwide, relocation opportunities also

    Cons

    Lack of training and established processes for many roles and teams
    Job security in question regarding layoffs in recent years

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest implementing clear goals and training plans, and ensuring these are followed up on during yearly reviews, and promoting a culture of work/life balance and job security.


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