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"a good opportunity for Co-op students"

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Former Intern - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Intern - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-plenty of email & meeting communication experience
-often have the ability to do the same work as regular full-time staff
-open atmosphere it turns of being able to suggest other ideas
-casual dress code
-people are down-to-earth

Cons

-since it's a very large company it can be easy to feel unimpactful, however people are allowed to take lead roles if they show initiative!

Advice to Management

-management was still stuck in the past; students questioned the need for so many phones and this criticism was in part brushed aside
-but now after losing more money the company has decided to cut many of their phones out of production; why didn't they listen sooner? It seemed pretty obvious that this would happen.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "Great people, not great managers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the work is very interesting; the people are very talented; opportunities to make lateral moves; great benefits

    Cons

    the managers make a lot of poor decisions; the bad ones don't get fired

    Advice to Management

    you need new management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Egos got in the way of the smart phone revolution"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    In the early part of time at RIM, there was some excitement around moving into new markets around the world and introducing some new products. But the company struggled to transition from rapid growth to product and business sustainability.

    Cons

    1. Political Minefield
    2. Empire building instead of building a strategy
    3. No foresight into the evolution of the business they started
    4. Inability to execute or hit dates


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