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"It is getting there... I think"

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Current Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Leadership is saying all the right stuff
We are getting rid of pockets of leadership who got us into this position

Cons

Turnover and change of strategic direction takes time

Advice to Management

Get rid of the deadwood and let the new guard come into their own!

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "Large teams, structured environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great engineers, nice people, relaxed but dedicated culture. A good environment to experience and move on with. Code reviews, and structured process to release code.

    Cons

    Slow to develop things. The teams are really large and this makes collaboration difficult between team members. Didn't have an understanding of what the rest of my team were doing.

    Advice to Management

    Make 1 great phone, thats better than the rest. Burn all your RnD money doing it, I think it will lead to a win for the company.


  2. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

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    Former Employee - Director in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was Canada's greatest technology company. Wireless email changed the world. Always On, Always Connected... Very fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Risk aversion and decision making paralysis lead to the company ending up as a foot note in the next edition of the Innovators Dilemma.

    Advice to Management

    Cultural change needed to happen faster to empower employees and speed up decision making. So much blown potential! And you can't even get taken over properly...

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