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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  1. "Nice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall nice work culture great work life culture

    Cons

    Misguided management and they have laid back aatitude

    Advice to Management

    improvement is much needed and they should improve.


  2. "Great learning experience, unstable work culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got exposure to a lot of experienced programmers. Enjoyed the workspace and interacting with the fellow employees. Put emphasis on learning and training the employees to grow themselves.

    Cons

    The company in that time had a lot of turmoil that matriculated into the culture of the workplace. This caused a lot of distrust amongst the employees towards the company which led to lack of enthusiasm in the work they were doing.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to ensure that through such times, there must be an emphasis on teamwork and culture to keep the morale up.


  3. "Project Manager"

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    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.


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  5. "Company is not doing well, and frantic purchases are hurting it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Perks, location if you live in the east bay

    Cons

    Culture in the US is gloomy, not doing enough to create opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Find the one good product people want to buy and make it, current offering is outdated


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, bad future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented and caring people who work hard to carry out management direction. The company takes care of the employees even when they have to downsize.

    Cons

    The hardware direction of management is years behind the leaders in the sector and seems incapable of catching up in the near term.

    Advice to Management

    Look to innovate the hardware instead of trying to catch up with the leaders. More imagination is needed as to the possibility of big changes in the sector's direction. You missed one shift, take a chance on the next one.


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is good place to work for people

    Cons

    The market is not good and need enhance market and sales


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hardware Dsign Technician"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design Technician in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Technician in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, people, treated like a professional and an adult. Good learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Unstable employment, (consumer electronics). Headquarters in Canada making all the mistakes in hardware and marketing, signed ridiculous contracts $$ and unbreakable.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Chen says he wants to stay in hardware (devices) but it seems at a high cost to employees.


  9. "Radio Verification Intern"

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    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


  10. "Software Developer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've learned a lot, and my resume is much more built up having an internship at BlackBerry.

    Cons

    None really. I was not offered a return internship due to the performance of the business unit, but I didn't take it personally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Try not to make insanely expensive phones.


  11. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Exciting industry.

    Cons

    Poorly managed at "C" level management and above. In the decline.

    Advice to Management

    If you are not interested or vested on the company success, please move on to another company. Do your market research and make the appropriate business decisions.


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