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BlackBerry Toronto Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "software developer"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very talented senior developers where you can learn alot from

    Cons

    some people on some teams will try to step on others to move up

    Advice to Management

    have a better way to monitor employee performances


  2. "Great experience to learn"

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    Former Intern - Security Software Test Development Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Security Software Test Development Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite the company having difficult time, I had great time for acquiring and learning great knowledge. People were great as well.

    Cons

    Because of difficulties the company was having, the mood was not that energetic, and some of facilities were not on the point.


  3. "Senior Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great challenges and opportunities as a result of working with a company going through a massive pivot in its core business.

    Cons

    Getting everyone on the same page to get things done


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  5. "Intern Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture and excellent co-workers

    Cons

    Layoffs are demoralising in situations


  6. "CO op/Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to work on bleeding edges technologies and new projects

    Cons

    Projects completed are not that recognised by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Look at employing co ops as full time


  7. "Automation test student"

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    Former Intern - Automation Test Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Automation Test Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, the team and work environment was great. Always had work or projects to finish and an overall good work experience

    Cons

    a few team members got laid off which is part of the business


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Touch Panel Developer/Optoelectronics in Ancaster, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Touch Panel Developer/Optoelectronics in Ancaster, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, very helpful, extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Interns should be provided with health an ddental benefits too.


  9. "Blackberry"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    new technologies, challenging work and up-to-date computer

    Cons

    long hours and cannot work from home


  10. "Software Test Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Test Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is very competitive in terms of compensation, perks. Also continuously learning new technologies as we get to assign to different projects and can move from one group to another as you desire.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the company, overall


  11. Helpful (1)

    "employee of BlackBerry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Icon Brand in the midst of a turnaround which can create a lot of opportunities within the company provided the company succeeds.
    Being part of the turnaround, that if it succeeds, will be very rewarding both morally and maybe financially.

    Cons

    Market share continuing to slide
    Employee moral low

    Advice to Management

    Get the headcount to what is need and not continue to cut more after stating that cuts are done.


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