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Updated Sep 9, 2019

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    "Beta Software Test Student (Co-op)"

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    Former Employee - Beta Software Test Student in Waterloo, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely loved working there, the environment is very ripe with opportunity and the support provided by my immediate leaders was great. I was able to pitch an idea and see it come to life within my tenure which was awesome to witness. John Chen was always very welcoming and honest about where the company stood and thats what I loved the most, honesty with a gameplan.

    Cons

    None, I absolutely loved it,

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    BlackBerry2018-10-15
  2. "Great company to work at when they were on top!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Kitchener, ON
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cared about employees and empowered them to progress within the company.

    Cons

    Didn't stay on top of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Too late

    BlackBerry2019-05-29
  3. "BlackBerry"

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    Former Employee - Technical Content Developer in Waterloo, ON
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    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, lots of areas to challenge your ideas

    Cons

    teams get sacked when organization unit don't their targets

    BlackBerry2019-09-06
  4. "NetSuite Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Finance Systems Support Analyst in Waterloo, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the best team I have worked with.

    Cons

    The work I did was monotonous

    BlackBerry2019-09-04
  5. "Commodity Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    poor management and frequent changes in tasks

    BlackBerry2019-09-03
  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Designer 

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Excellent mentorship and good compensation. Lots of great projects to work on and it was clear that execs had a strong respect for in-house research and development.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much bureaucracy, slows things down. Legal especially.

    Advice to Management

    Investing in Canadian research and development was an excellent strategy that resulted in great patent and IP generation. It will be the key to success going forward as well.

    BlackBerry2019-09-04
  7. "Great place to worl"

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    Former Employee - Creative Services Manager 

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salaries are generous and work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be disorganized.

    BlackBerry2019-08-16
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Leading edge, fast paced, cool technology

    Cons

    Internal Communications can be better

    Advice to Management

    Better internal communications

    BlackBerry2019-08-17
  9. "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Waterloo, ON
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Personal growth Great management Travel for job Friendly co-workers Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Some management personnel was difficult to get along with Didn't keep up with the quickly ever-changing mobile device world

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on what's happening out there, you have a lot of competition.

    BlackBerry2019-08-07
  10. "Great starting place"

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    Current Employee - NOC Operations Administrator 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    You get access to resources to improve in anything you’re interested in at a global level

    Cons

    Shift work Slow times do get stale

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it! You’re on the right track

    BlackBerry2019-07-29
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