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"lots of learning, company in trouble"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Opportunity to work on cool BB10 projects.
Somewhat flexible work-life balance.

Cons

Waterloo is a major drawback. It is basically an outgrown farming community with UW and RIM.
Pay (for product managers at least) is subpar at best. A lot of Prod. Mngrs left and the ones that remain are seeking for a way out. Given the demand for prod. managers, RIM is not up to par when it comes to salary.
Continuous layoff cycles for the past 1.5 years has demolished morale.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "Was great but now people are leaving"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and strong team

    Cons

    When business going down it is not fun


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great engineers, very poor senior leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent engineers and software developers
    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Extremely long working hours. Expect to work evenings and weekends as the norm.
    Senior management has issues. You can read all about that in blogs and in the business section of any newspaper.

    Advice to Management

    Time to split the company. Sell the hardware business. Concentrate on unique strengths such as BBM, and secure enterprise communications.

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