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BlackBerry Reviews in Canada

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
1,150 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work life balance is dependent on which area of the company you're in (in 80 reviews)

  • Exciting technologies; flexible working hours; generous compensation package (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • While work life balance was preached a lot at BlackBerry it was never really very fair (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior management is still looking for or defining the way back to glory (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    salary, work-life balance, people. It was a great place to work as an intern or new grad, lots of young people and a great vibe in the company.

    Cons

    lack of direction, legal department. Anything we did had to go through the legal department so it was very difficult to get things done at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    challenging & rewarding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    pay, work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    challenging few years - growth potential limited but as the company turns around i see this improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do a review of mid level management. far to many Team Leads, Managers, Directors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Director, Product Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Good place to work. Smart people, hard working environment. Meritocracy. Waterloo is improving all the time culturally and good place to raise family with reasonable cost of living.

    Cons

    Challenging ; stressful work environment at the time (2010) since company was on a downward competitiveness trajectory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Difference across departments; Excellence overall

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated employees; professional business environment; products you could be proud of; approachable and helpful managers; optimistic company outlook.

    Cons

    depending on the team, management for some team needs to be improved and standard needs to be set a high norm across the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked with the manufacturing team to help design and build new Blackberries

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good work culture, great people to work with, work-life balance

    Cons

    No ambition, No drive, no need to innovate, no incentinve to challance the status quo

  7.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    New management has the right focus now.

    Cons

    Still a tough business environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep executing. This leadership is what the company needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall was a great job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great new hire process
    Salary and benefits were very comparable to other tech companies

    Cons

    Laid off due to reduced headcount

  9.  

    Environment catered for the no nonsense problem solvers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Embedded Systems Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Embedded Systems Software Developer in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, smart people to learn from

    Cons

    Extremely serious, no time for jokes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    good compensation and benefits and flex time

    Cons

    poor management - senior managers could use training about how to treat subordinates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A Poor work experience. Received little to no training. Really cared about the job and the work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Met and worked with some very nice people. Good flexibility for work/life balance. Very, very dedicated people who wanted to see company improve.

    Cons

    Horrible culture. Nobody talked to each other. Everyone stays in their own bubble. Too much worry about layoffs and expectations whether company would survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and meet with your people more often. Stop trying to impress YOUR superior whilst your team suffers in silence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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