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""Show up 9-5, ... that's it.""

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Research In Motion has subsidized vending machines :) There are a lot of benefits other than this, but this seems to be what stands out most.

Cons

No one cares about what you do and the deadlines seem to be generous. There isn't a sense of accomplishment.

Advice to Management

Just because you have an MBA, doesn't mean you're a great manager. You're hiring to many academically qualified applicants, but not enough innovators.

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  1. "Career in RIM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a BlackBerry. :) Just kidding. Many people in RIM are talented. As a co-op student, I find it very helpful to work with them. The pay is good among Canadian companies.

    Cons

    It's hard to say the cons. Waterloo is a small place. For those of you who want to entertain yourself, I advice you not to come here. It's like a dessert compared to Toronto and Vancouver

    Advice to Management

    I haven't been quite in touch with the Management people. I guess they are good. So yes, hope I'll have the chance to find things out.


  2. "Decent job for an Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Testing Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Testing Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed culture, with Fridays being ice cream day on the summers. Team was mostly friendly and ate out a lot together during birthdays and other celebrations. Work was simple, and standards were low.

    Cons

    Management was hesitant to resolve disputes between workers, and generally seem too soft in these situations. Due to the low standards and the lack of knowledge by management, work was sloppy at times. Appeared to have little opportunity for professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Find management that knows what they're doing. Promotion should be based on merit. Be prepared to discipline bad apples within the company.

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