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"Despite their flaws I really enjoyed working there."

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Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

It was an amazing place to work until they started downsizing. The people were great and made me look forward to coming in each day. They had great health benefits and they frequently renovated and repainted to make it an inviting atmosphere to work.

Cons

The major lack of internal communication was frustrating. There was a general lack of common sense. They were overly trusting of their employees which allowed for a lot of theft to happen. During my last few years it became almost impossible to move up within the company in any role.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackBerry

  1. "Associate\Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Associate, BlackBerry Customer Technical Support in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate, BlackBerry Customer Technical Support in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome learning playground if you want to pursue a career in Messaging or MDM (BES\MS Exchange).

    Cons

    You have to be flexible and a quick learner on changing technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Need a uniform global approach to changing processes and not just per team level.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay far more than most companies in the Waterloo Region and give generous vacation allotments.

    Cons

    Most people are idiots with nothing but an associate's degree or certificate from Conestoga College. Complete chaos due to constant layoffs and reorgs. No one is motivated. People tend to be very unprofessional and dress badly.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the VPs and directors


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