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Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

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

    Pros

    Could learn every step of development.

    Cons

    No clear direction for future


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is really good

    Cons

    they are using old technology for most departments and projects

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Amazing health care as well as dental and eye Care. Bonuses are also available which means the company is going in the right direction.

    Cons

    Limited/ Slow personal growth within the organization. There is more restructuring than employee centered activities that improve morale

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Firmware Engineer"

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    good for entry level engineer job

    Cons

    poor management. no direction at all


  5. "SDET"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very friendly enviroment

    Cons

    Small office in Bellevue and minimum facilities

    Advice to Management

    Need to more clear on the direction the company is going


  6. "A place with great benefits, culture and direction."

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    Former Employee - Social Media Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Social Media Analyst in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    During my time here (peak of their success), I very much believe the company had a great culture surrounding it with very process-driven functions where needed, but open to small department-wide changes through two-way feedback dialogue and embraced knowledge sharing across the organization. Work life balance was a great pro.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, top level leadership was not malleable enough to realize where the future of tech was heading until it was too late, this heavily impacted the culture then and even today. Also, although their benefits were amazing, the pay was usually lower than the market. The lack of training and growth opportunities was disappointing and usually making a transition from one group to another was not a very easy one to make unless you worked in headquarters (Canada).

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to invest into your team's career growth through more elective-style courses and not just the mandatory OSHA and related annual lessons. At the very least, do it for your leadership roles to help bring back the culture you once used to be.


  7. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great people, decent engineering management

    Cons

    Company has too many bureaucrats and is way behind the times with respect to operations IT management (support functions NOT ENGINEERING)

  8. "Good place to work but a little difficult financially with post glory days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are good, relaxed and flexible environment

    Cons

    with financially low bonus and raise are hard to come


  9. "Security Assurance R&D Intern"

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    Former Intern - Inter in Irving, TX
    Former Intern - Inter in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small team.
    Good environment
    Work From Home perks

    Cons

    Converting Interns to Full time positions.

    Advice to Management

    Provide, lunch or some snacks.


  10. "Experience as an Intern with BlackBerry's device software team"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cary, NC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation. Good exposure to emerging technologies. Great team and HR.

    Cons

    Company is not in a great shape.


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