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  1. Helpful (1)

    "QNX loses it grass roots under BlackBerry leadership."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independence, self-motivation, clear goals, wide markets.

    Cons

    Lack of touch w/ customers in the field, poor marketing research, too ambitions plans but not enough tools to reach them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen carefully to your customers and act upon their requests.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Gone downhill over the years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QNX Software Systems full-time

    Pros

    1) Good product.
    2) Many of the people there are excellent (particularly technical people).
    3) Pay was reasonable, benefits good.
    3) In-fighting between departments mostly stopped over the years.

    Cons

    1) Micro mangement reigned in my department with little appreciation for work accomplished.
    2) Poor senior management at the time - most left, however not clear the current is better.
    3) Parent corporation not stable (Blackberry)

  3. Helpful (6)

    "QNX's great technology is hamstrung by poor marketing and management execution"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Delaware, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Delaware, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, excellent engineering talent, brilliant vision
    A chance to make a real difference in the direction of a terrific product
    Open software implementation that gives anyone the chance to use a world-class embedded product

    Cons

    Miserable marketing - no understanding of the embedded market or what customers really want
    Inability to hit a deadline
    Decisions made by uniformed people in positions of authority

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customers, stop chasing the latest 'shiny' thing, focus like you say we should
    Make a product that installs well, is easy to use, works first time and runs flawlessly.


  4. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Positive work environment
    Got to learn a lot

    Cons

    Nothing bad over there .


  5. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QNX Software Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Lots of talent.

    Cons

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "QNX lost its soul in 2015"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QNX Software Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid products with good traction in several industrial and automotive markets, very strong in automotive infotainment.

    Cons

    Part of Blackberry. Previous management team used to put trust in employees, after the departure of Dan Dodge in 2015 trust got replaced by busywork.

    Advice to Management

    Customers will notice over time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology but poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QNX Software Systems full-time

    Pros

    Lots of talented, passionate employees

    Cons

    Not a marketing-driven organization; R&D decisions always come first, which leads to products customers don't need or won't buy.

    Advice to Management

    Need better HR practices - leadership development, succession planning, change management, etc.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A real shame"

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    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QNX Software Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, great brand credibility, fantastic people and (used to be) great culture.

    Cons

    Parent company is rapidly sinking the ship.

    Advice to Management

    SELL the company (again) before it's too late.


  9. "Great Technology, Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QNX Software Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The base tech is great, and there are many great engineers to work with.

    Cons

    Marketing and product management need improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the QNX engineering culture alive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "There are two QNX's"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QNX Software Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are top notch. Like "keep the entire C and C++ standards in their head" top notch. Use a lot of open source technologies. Promote it too. Low overhead. Good gear. Good Benefits. RRSP matching.

    Cons

    Owned by Blackberry and going through a painful culture shock and transition. Salaries are low, and they don't even get it. Bonuses are low tied to BlackBerry results. Ultimately there are two QNX's at QNX. One QNX is working directly on BB stuff and the other QNX is working on their old bread-and-butter. And it seems as though the BB side is growing while the old guard are being snuffed out.

    Advice to Management

    Well, most of them left since I did so I guess I don't really have any advice. Maybe the same as all corporate buyouts: if you're still pure QNX either jump ship or integrate wholly into the BB side.


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