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"Great Opportunity for people to learn in a decent workplace"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A great company to work for...friendly employees

Cons

Stressfull, no other thing to say

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "Rewarding co-op experience"

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    Former Intern - Protocol Tester in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Protocol Tester in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of co-ops made for a fun social environment. Plenty of activities outside the office to participate in. Money was good relative to my experience, plenty of opportunities to go back and join whatever team I wanted.

    Cons

    Company structure is too bureaucratic and compartmentalized, which I believe stifles innovation. Some of the senior employees on the team relied heavily on a bunch of co-ops to do work for them while they spent entire days making personal calls.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to take initiative and be more receptive to changes in process. Maybe rely a little less on co-ops.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Resistance to real change is what's holding back Blackberry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Executive in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very promising product and solution
    - Smartest people on the planet
    - Passion, willpower and optimism
    - Hard-working and "doing what it takes" attitude
    - Real innovation - lab like environment

    Cons

    - Leadership will not change, mid to senior leadership leaving, yet C level does not listen or admit to reasons why leadership is leaving and losing confidence
    - Example of resistance is board and C levels choose to only blame competitors and "consumers" than be introspective of what the real issues are, which is consumers choose to not use Blackberry because Blackberry is not listening to the consumer
    - Losing talent left and right and resistance to change at the C level is preventing innovation from really happening. While the "party" is happening in Silicon Valley, Texas and Washington State, the C level continue to resist the tides of change and fight the tides of change harder than ever.

    Advice to Management

    Think hard about the future. Think hard about why things need to change, and think hard about your actions and what the end result might be. Do you want history to paint you as the ones responsible for destroying a Canadian gem like another failure such as Nortel, or do you want history to paint you as the change agents that shifted the product to being a real solution strategy for enterprise user?


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