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Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good bonus and perks . Innovative company.

    Cons

    The decline of the company is due to the stubbornness of the management


  2. "Team Lead Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great camaraderie, atmosphere, flexibility, and environment in our Bellevue office.

    Cons

    Lay offs were a constant depressant. Morale has been low for years.

    Advice to Management

    C-level leadership was almost always oblivious to market pressures. John Chen has a way forward.

  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. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - hard work and execution is seen by management
    - Have been promoted twice in 2 years

    Cons

    - Company is on good path but has very poor marketing to explain the transition of device company to software
    - Quota far above industry norm and compensation below

    Advice to Management

    - Spend more on marketing or get acquired already.


  5. "SE Internship in Redwood City"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at BBRY was an incredible learning experience for me. It built the foundation for my career. I'm not much of a person to `hail corporate`, but every time I check BRRY stock prices I always hope it's gotten higher. I feel indebted to this company, and wish it the best success.

    Cons

    Honestly kind of pedestrian (boring) to later experiences I had. Isn't the absurd Bay Area internship experience others might be expecting. Intern salary isn't ridiculous like other SV companies. As I like to say when I talk about my resume to recruiters, "not the hottest company". You probably won't get a return offer due to financial issues and growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on moving. Keep on improving.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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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    "Worst place to Land"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None, unless you are desperate.

    Cons

    Management micro manages everything. Company has no clue how to retain good employees. Management makes life miserable.


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