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Updated 22 September, 2017
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  1. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    This was one of best places I have worked. Joined as a full time but later moved to contract. Technologies were the latest, had opportunities to get training, had flexibility to upgrade to a newer technology, people were fun to work with, great team environment. Felt sad to see the company go down.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Management should have been more proactive in seeing the competition and shifted gears accordingly.


  2. "nice company"

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    Former Employee - RF Design Engineer II in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - RF Design Engineer II in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    too bureaucracy, not too much communications between different group/departments

    Advice to Management

    listen to lower level employees more


  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and culture. Employees are positive and supportive

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lack of development opportunity
    Work load is high


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  5. "Sales Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, gives you the tools to be successful

    Cons

    Atmosphere is less than stellar

    Advice to Management

    Focus on better perks for millennials


  6. "Visual Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    A great opportunity to work closely with an interdisciplinary team.

    Cons

    Innovation did not move quickly enough as there was too many layers of managerial approval levels.


  7. "BlackBerry"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    small company approach in a large company environment, flexible working, global footprint

    Cons

    considered a legacy company, still looking for a place to belong in the industry, future is uncertain

    Advice to Management

    employees choose transparency over salary


  8. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cambridge, ON
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cambridge, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, technology, free BBRY's, growth

    Cons

    Long hours, layoffs, outsourcing issues

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what makes money


  9. "Not what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Kanata, ON
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Kanata, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, senior management seems to not be able to stick to a plan so direction often changes by the minute. This makes it difficult to get things done.


  10. "It's nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved the team, loved the atmosphere

    Cons

    Not a lot of creative freedom


  11. "senior manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large employer, strong brand name (despite recent demise)

    Cons

    everyone knows the 'downside'.... hard to explain new future direction

    Advice to Management

    rebrand completely!


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