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"A great bunch of highly talented engineers"

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Former Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

Pros

It was nice in its own way to be working with some of the best brains in the industry. But tough competition from market was a source of constant heartache!
Good salary, good benefits.

Cons

Tough position in the market, unclear direction towards end of 2011

Advice to Management

They are doing the best they can

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "Who moved my cheese?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teir Two Technical Support in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Teir Two Technical Support in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    RIM pays a few ticks better then most companies and their benefits and such are very good. Over all it is also a very relaxed environment other then a few specific issues.

    Cons

    Scheduling, the "normal" schedules can be quite difficult and most have a rather large flex time of 2 hours or so, some flexing as much as an entire shifts difference. There is also a bipolar nature to the security and secrecy, overall the company is officially very serous about it, but the general employees are very lax, which leads to surprisingly harsh discipline when rules that may not have been enforced for months, suddenly become high priority.

    Advice to Management

    I believe most of this is happening already, but stop acting like employees are not allowed a normal life by changing their schedules, with no opportunity for appeal, and please make sure all security rules are enforced equally.


  2. "good company"

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    Former Contractor - Desktop Support Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Desktop Support Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    it is really good company

    Cons

    nothing bad about the company

    Advice to Management

    no advise

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