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Updated 10 January, 2018
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  1. "DBA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best training, and best supports

    Cons

    None of errors found in BB

    Advice to Management

    Very goods


  2. "Transformation to enterprise software"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High earnings potential. Good team. Company is successfully executing strategy to transform into enterprise software business. CEO is brilliant. Ability to work from home is much appreciated

    Cons

    Battling legacy rim/Blackberry market perceptions. Not enough marketing investments to communicate the newly transformed business. Some products need further investment to improve customer satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more marketing. Fix uem issues


  3. "Good for internship/entry level, smart people, but lack innovation"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer (Co-op) in Waterloo, ON
    Former Intern - Software Developer (Co-op) in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with the BES UI team:
    - friendly coworkers
    - smart people
    - free BlackBerry phone with a call/text/data plan while you work there

    Cons

    - office location was far from food, would need a car or bus to get anywhere
    - sad to see a once big tech company not big anymore
    - direction of company wasn't clear

    Advice to Management

    need more innovation, recognize and retain talent


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  5. "Completed the "hard transformation", now its' time for the "softer people transformation""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely innovative company, fantastic technology.

    Cons

    People management needs work; not competitive with other hi-tech companies. Not sure they have the right people management formula yet.

    Advice to Management

    Engage a consultancy specializing in people-management; recognize top-talent and achievements often! Not everything that is valuable can be measured in "hard numbers" each quarter; sales and pipeline growth are lagging indicators - spend more time measuring how value is created. Spend more time focusing on improving employee morale. Lastly, spend on marketing; it's not the job of sales to create "awareness". The best achievements are being publicized which makes BlackBerry a "best kept secret".


  6. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities to improve technical skills

    Cons

    Compensation not satisfactory for w.r.t the experience history


  7. "QA Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salaries, challenging work, big company exprerience

    Cons

    lay offs, not many social events


  8. "Dirty Corporate Politics"

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    Current Intern - Technical Support Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Current Intern - Technical Support Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing that i can share.

    Cons

    Dirty politics on managerial level. Instead of choosing an intern in the same role they choose people just because some other employee refered to. This is demotivating .

    Advice to Management

    If you hire interns, try to retain them as you have invested them in alot. keep an eye on how people are hired in BlackBerry.


  9. "A good place to start in high tech"

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    Former Employee - Hardware in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Hardware in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got me to my current job

    Cons

    There were many people that thought blackberry couldn't be touched. The hubris was very strong


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    "Once a great place to work and grow career-wise"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, but only within certain groups. Lots of smart people with great potential across various groups.

    Cons

    - Lack of career growth
    - Lack of investment in employees
    - Lack of clear vision or strategy that makes sense
    - Lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and at least pretend to care about them. Employees are your most precious resource. There are many talented individuals who could have contributed above and beyond to make a positive impact. Give them the tools, encouragement, and most importantly - opportunity to do so. Invest in them.


  11. "Good for co-op student"

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    Former Intern - Beta Software Tester Student in Waterloo, ON
    Former Intern - Beta Software Tester Student in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance and you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Not many positions after co-op for full-time employment

    Advice to Management

    provide opportunity to co-op student to continue full-time


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