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"Fun and motivated company"

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Former Employee - Portfolio Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Portfolio Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

With the recent downsize of the workforce, the company had changed immensely in terms of its culture and work ethics. The employees are very motivated and are very result oriented. This will be a great company for you to build experience and network.

Cons

Location. Waterloo may not be for everyone as the city itself lacks entertainment (unless you have a family). You might be expected to work long hours but it is common for any technology company nowadays.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "RIM is still a good company to start your coop"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Hardware Design Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Hardware Design Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good in learn new stuff, ok pay, flexible work time, easy access to restaurant, tim hortons, will have change meet university girls

    Cons

    RIM is going down, going down, going down, going down..... cellphone market is so cruel to every competitor, be aware of your choice


  2. "Work in progress to get back to where they once were. Proceed with caution..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's great to work with a Global brand on a product line that you see everywhere in peoples hands. Depending on your role, you can really make a difference to the end user/customer which is some what rewarding. Having this company on your CV still has a big impact and whilst the company is in a period of transition it is still appealing to recruiters.

    Cons

    When joining you will be promised the world and then some but in reality not much career progression happens. There is a lot of politics between departments, there are very tight budgets for training and development and whilst they say they will encourage growth and help you advance to the next level, this does not really happen. If the training is not directly related to your role (even though it's directly related to your long term vision which you discuss and agree with your manager) you can forget it. Too many false promises. Employees fill in no end of surveys and reviews but nothing changes. Bonuses at first (4+ years ago) were good but now it's next to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many layers and too many processes in place. You have to continually jump through hoops to get this done. You spend more time following process than it actually takes to get things done to make a difference. Remove the layers and titles and work towards short term goals that are going to motivate and inspire employees. Processes make things long winded and boring and impact creativity in the workplace.

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