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Updated 15 July, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for early on...not so much later"

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    Former Employee - Embedded Systems Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Embedded Systems Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interesting work
    -Good benefits
    -Good tools and equipment
    -Cutting-edge product early on

    Cons

    -Lost market share later on
    -Product lost competitive edge later
    -High work-load later-on
    -Some management not very professional

    Advice to Management

    -Stay on top of innovation and latest technology trends


  2. "Amazing!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment!
    Amazing People!
    New Experiences!
    Good Hours!

    Cons

    The work can get intense!

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication would be helpful


  3. "Firmware Development Student"

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    Former Intern - Firmware Developer Co-op in Ottawa, ON
    Former Intern - Firmware Developer Co-op in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, Flexible hours

    Cons

    Bad work culture, working over there is too boring and monotonous sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Have more fun activities


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  5. "Embedded developer"

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    Former Contractor - Embedded Systems Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Former Contractor - Embedded Systems Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in, lots of benefits, had amazing colleagues, work culture is great, the campus is really good too

    Cons

    growth was slow, office politics happen from time to time, Had problems getting time off when I really needed it, sometimes the work pressure is too much


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of learning and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Management should think about saving this company from sinking

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of this great company and save it


  7. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Specialist in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Software Test Specialist in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty laid back atmosphere these days

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities presented

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your workforce


  8. "Co-op"

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern

    Pros

    Good working environment with clean office.

    Cons

    BB does not retain most of the co-op. and the company is not in the best shape to recruit fresh blood. Almost 80% of the employees are above 40 and have been in BB for more than 10 years. Co-ops are not trained properly because they don't want to put this effort since they are not going to retain Co-ops'. Thats why the learning curve is not impressive and interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Get new people to get new ideas and teach seniors how to behave well because it does not cost anything


  9. "hope they recover"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Kanata, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer Co-Op in Kanata, ON

    Pros

    -great technology
    -great pay
    -unlimited hot drinks in the coffee room

    Cons

    -company was in a steep dive downwards
    -not happy employees

    Advice to Management

    we hope Blackberry has learned from their mistakes and comes back on top.


  10. "Still A Good Company"

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Very competitive salaries.
    - Good benefits.
    - Casual dress code.
    - Flex Time
    - Corporate paid device

    Cons

    - Employee morale can be a challenge at times
    - Opportunities are hard to come by in Canada as they are hiring more in the USA
    - Not uncommon for teams to be understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Give them as many incentives as possible to stay, grow and development into the best employees they can be.


  11. "Good for new grads to learn, career progression not clear"

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot, the company is in full on growth and innovation mode, there will be opportunities of learning and using latest cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by, in terms of performance reviews it seems there is a threshold for how many employees can be rated as exceeds expectations. Company has had it's fair share of downs, lots of layoffs have affected morale across different teams

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to judge, tough decisions will be made in a company in turnaround mode, however recognizing high performers and showing them a clear progression path can lead to the company not loosing top talent.


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