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Updated August 14, 2018
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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Switch to Software"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, challenging projects, 401K match,

    Cons

    People get laid off in small numbers regularly.

  8. "Student Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    New office, worked with a lot of easy going and nice people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy large corporation feel, kind of like old IBM


  9. "Getting better"

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

    Pros

    -pay is decent
    - office is nice
    - cohort is friendly
    - things finally starting to get better

    Cons

    - things can only change when there's a new fiscal year

    Advice to Management

    Be nimble and take advice


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, work from home.

    Cons

    Poor marketing, still viewed as a dying device company. High turnover in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Change the company name and start making more efforts to change a culture of churning and burning sales reps.


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