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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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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. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great Learning Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - US Software Test in Sunrise, FL
    Current Intern - US Software Test in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Environment
    Friendly Atmosphere
    Good Projects
    Good learning experience for interns.

    Cons

    After hardware development was closed, there were some setbacks for the employees in terms of loss of projects.


  3. "Enterprise Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience, especially interactions with C-Level personnel.

    Cons

    Company had lots of employees who could not understand customer point of views.

    Advice to Management

    On the road to a great transformation, ensure you are putting employees who are focused on the customer and are able to articulate the company strategies.


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  5. "Great experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern

    Pros

    -Fast pace -A lot of responsibility and accountability

    Cons

    No cons - always wanted business to grow


  6. "The Best Company which I worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary,Benefits and great team. This is one of my best job which I worked for. I enjoyed a lot while working in RIM/Blackberry. Due to unforeseen situation the company has to let go many talents. I wish blackberry will regain its foots in mobile industry

    Cons

    Nothing I can say anything about it

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "BlackBerry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Allowed you to be creative and this enabled us to get deeper relationships with the carriers. Open door policy leadership encouraged us to reach out to them if we needed have them engage with us in the field

    Cons

    I do not have any cons sorry to disappoint every one. Blackberry was really good to me and unfortunately I have no bad feelings towards the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management was very helpful when you needed to engage with them in field activities. They were very receptive to feedback and what we can do to help the company 10x


  8. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay more than industry standard , good perks , almost no politics

    Cons

    slow processes , less visibility on overall company mission/goal.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Leadership view on competition threats (products) needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the long term picture and make good solid decisions on what the market expects from us.


  10. "My Experience at Blackberry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with very intelligent people.
    Had the opportunity to worked on lots of very challenging projects/assignments
    Gained lots experience testing a diversity of mobile devices

    Cons

    Turn around times are tough for everyone


  11. "Radio Verification Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was great working environment.

    Cons

    I didn't went through any downsides of the company,

    Advice to Management

    Management is good



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