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Updated October 20, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fast-paced work environment with good people all around"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is made up of smart, motivated people that are following a vision to see a once great company through a downturn. BlackBerry is involved in so much beyond mobile hardware and communicating who we are to any organization interested in secure mobility is quite a bit of fun.

    Cons

    There is a general public perception that BlackBerry = smartphone = failure. But there is opportunity and fulfillment in overcoming those objections.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your investment and goal alignment between sales and marketing


  2. "Strategic Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology and belief in the cyber security play

    Cons

    Executive sale, marketing, operations and channel leadership

    Advice to Management

    Get out from behind your desk and hear what customers think about BB, not just the Kool Aid. Large customers still don't trust BB enough to move from a solid competitor to a recovering company like BB.

  3. "Cushy job with little security"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    People and cushy job. The benefits are good. Some employees get to work from home permanently. Other than that, there isn’t much any pros.

    Cons

    The technology is dead. Always afraid of being laid off next because of low stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus. Why are we working on cars if we can’t even get people to use our phones?


  4. "Unsustainable"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't really think of any? Work life balance is good but that's because nobody returns your calls.

    Cons

    So many. The EMM business is a commodity now. Microsoft, IBM and VMWare offer similar products for half the price and bundle services. Chen doesn't invest in people or resources. The sales quotas are unrealistic. They buy companies but don't integrate them. Morale is very low. EMM is the software nobody likes.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter management is arrogant and doesn't listen. John Chen is the final word and he always knows best.


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits/salary
    A collaborative environment
    Freedom to work independently without being micro-managed

    Cons

    Lack of enthusiasm and morale


  6. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious Cybersecurity company to work for and acquire knowledge on your specific role by experiences and team working. Health benefits are far the best thing about working for this company.

    Cons

    Poor culture. Only in the Canadian and UK office is moral lifted for employees. Elsewhere, you are forgotten and not many activities for employees. Area of growth is small and very selective if you have the "right" appearance and likable by management.

    Advice to Management

    It takes a team to bring the results the CEO is requesting, therefore, it should be important to recognize your employees for their hard work and dedication and although a degree is important, it is also important those employees who deliver what is expected and more, who do not have a degree and should be given the opportunity for growth and reflect on their compensation.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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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

    Great benefits
    Room for advancement
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Sad they no longer manufacture devices, left me without a job

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Someone PLEASE fix management!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, hard working employees that really care about the company and customers

    Cons

    Where to start? Employee morale is in the toilet, especially in sales and support. Senior leadership needs a change. So many leaders are too tunnel visioned. They don’t want to see or hear the truth about competition, what is needed to succeed, or how to win. Departments are walled off, working in a vacuum and don’t want to work or communicate with other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Please do something to improve morale. People are working so hard for your this company, start treating them better. Listen to their ideas and needs. Pretend you guys care about people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy place to work at if you do t to make much commision

    Cons

    Too much micro management from leadership


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work would recommend

    Cons

    No cons at this time


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