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BlackBerry Overview

Waterloo, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
1984
Company - Public (BBRY)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
Software is the New BlackBerry
Today, BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, but the smart in the phone…and in cars and containers, medical devices and wearables, consumer appliances, industrial ... Read more

Mission: To be the world’s leading provider of end-to-end mobility solutions that are the most secure and trusted.

Company Updates

  • Proud to announce that BlackBerry has won Brandon Hall Group's Silver Award for the Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program. This award recognizes workplace leadership development programs that are innovative and drive positive organizational outcomes.

  • Why the Need for Crisis Communications is Not Just in Times of Crisis

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BlackBerry – Why Work With Us?


Why BlackBerry?

The Time is Right 

What we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for EoT – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in phenomenal new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-send solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.

Legacy of Security 

We underwent a profound business transformation to get into our current leadership position, but the one thing that will never change is the key ingredient on which we built our business more than 30 years ago: secure software. Legendarily secure software.

Targeted Innovation

 In the next couple of years, the cost of cybercrime will rocket past $2 trillion USD. Who can enterprises trust to keep their assets and endpoints safe from attack? With over 39,000 patents and 80 certifications on our resume, BlackBerry has an unparalleled track record of security innovations that are now driving triple-digit adoption rates for our EoT software.

Our Determination is Second to None

Companies do not undergo successful transformations without smart, dedicated, creative employees who are driven to succeed. That’s how we win awards like these:

Our Workplace

BlackBerry has offices in more than 30 countries, each one well-equipped for convenience, safety, comfort and productivity. When it’s time to take a break, our campuses offer a range of on-site amenities and proximity to local communities.
 

 

Giving Back

We think an active lifestyle is one of the keys to success and happiness. That includes being active in the community.

BlackBerry is a proud and determined civic leader. Our employees are passionate, mobilized and empowered to actively participate in volunteer activities and environmentally friendly initiatives everywhere we live and work.


 

Realize Your Potential

We have immense pride in our co-op and intern students. In you, we see the next amazing generation of BlackBerry®.

It’s our pleasure to see young talent grow and develop, both personally and professionally. And it’s also our specialty, as demonstrated by award-winning student programs that are designed with the same level of thought, innovation and investment we’ve always put into our legendary products.

Take the first steps of your career journey with BlackBerry and you will be find an exhilarating world filled with enlightening experiences, the top minds in their fields and endless opportunities limited only by your desire to explore new things.


The Chance of a Lifetime

We have a wide variety of openings for candidates across all business areas. This is not a “summer job” kind of place. You will work hard, you will be challenged and you will gain invaluable experience with other super smart, highly motivated classmates. All at a cutting-edge software company that has one of the world’s most respected brands and innovations that are changing the world.

If you’re looking for the next great thing and aren’t afraid to be put to the test, you will have an incredibly rich and rewarding experience at BlackBerry.

BlackBerry Reviews

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    "Great people and team atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Waterloo, ON
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    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are wonderful, very welcoming. Very diverse set of skills and abilities within the organization. Never short from learning on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very difficult. It may be unique to my role given I'm in security and monitoring. BlackBerry has a hard rule from working from home which has only gotten more extreme. Before it was casual and if you had a good reason, I'm thinking some people abused the freedom we had. Unfortunately this has stifled my family life and I feel like I'm always in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Discuss hours of operation, work from home capability again. Competing organizations are well advanced in comparison.

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BlackBerry Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BlackBerry (Waterloo, ON) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Phone Interview, as part of a co-op education process. Most of the interview was a casual conversation about my goals and education, with only one real technical question. Overall, it didn't seem like any of my previous interview experiences.

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BlackBerry Awards & Accolades

  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Best & Brightest, 2016
  • Best and Brightest in Wellness, Best and Brightest, 2016
  • Canada's Greenest Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2017
  • Canadian HR Awards Finalist, Canadian HR Awards, 2015
  • Waterloo Region's Healthy Workplace Awards Gold Recipient, Project Health, 2015
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