BlackBerry Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Great people and team atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for 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.

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  2. "Work Experiance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1_Flexible in timing and free to learn anything you want. 2_ Great support of all team member and nice lightweight culture

    Cons

    I could not find any dark side


  3. "Good team"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good culture within the team I worked in

    Cons

    very corporate company overall, with the usual corporate headaches

  4. "Questionable direct senior management."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good salary. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Senior leadership at the time was questionable. Expected to work 24 hours a day.

  5. "Average pay, lots of politics, smart developers"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Software Developer II in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The developers were very good, some of the best I have worked with. There is lots to learn

    Cons

    Lots of egos and politics

  6. "Leadership coup resulted in losses."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that loved its employees under Jim Balsille.

    Cons

    When Jim left, it all fell apart.

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  7. "Great coop experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Given time and opportunity to learn new technologies on the job

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy - sometimes very slow

  8. COVID-19

    "Terrific place to work."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Security Program Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Very accommodating. Was hired just as Covid got underway, BlackBerry did everything they could to make the process as efficient as possible. The new BlackBerry has transitioned from phones and other devices to security software, including a suite of products designed for secure remote access. They are very well placed to fill the needs of corporations currently facing an unprecedented number of employees requiring secure access to critical data. The level of optimism I see every day is infectious, clearly this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of in my relatively short tenure here. Everything has really been tip top thus far.

  9. "Data Analyst"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture and definitely liked the work environment

    Cons

    Can be laid off easily based on quarterly reviews

  10. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist 

    I worked at BlackBerry part-time

    Pros

    great enviroment, fun, growth opportunity

    Cons

    NONE I CAN MENTION AT THIS TIME

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