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"RIM is above average overall"

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Former Intern - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Intern - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

RIM offers a lot of coop/inter opportunities for students at school. But the requirement for full time positions is high.

Cons

RIM is not innovative enough as an IT company.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "Regardless of what people might think, it is still a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the few High Tech Canadian companies where you can learn a lot if you are willing to take the challenges and don't sit in your laurels. Good benefits, nice work environment, competitive salaries and opportunity to grow. There is always something new to learn.

    Cons

    RIM didn't do a good job in hiring the best people during its explosive growth. Many toxic people came in and created bureaucracy (they call it processes) and a culture of playing safe and cover their asses which slowed down the dynamics of the company and created feuds and internal fights. Some still prevail.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the bureaucrats and promote a culture of taking risks and be agile. Do not let the excessive processes to slow us down. We need more "TO DO" people. We have had enough of "pseudo-bosses" that only want to give orders but not do anything or that feel are too good to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work.
    I have a lot of confidence in the new CEO because he's been doing just this. Please keep it doing it.


  2. "Depends on the department and unit you are working on - could be very exciting and challenging or be maintenance work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work with research and participation in rapidly changing mobile device environment, modern technologies

    Cons

    Known management level issues, work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Be open and decisive

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