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BlackBerry CEO John Chen
John Chen
610 Ratings
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  • "Terrible work/life balance due to heavy workloads(in 42 reviews)

  • "Senior Management had their own views and didn't listen to middle/lower management and engineers(in 59 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Beta Software Test Student (Co-op)"

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

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more 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!

  2. "Safe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good environment and benefits.

    Cons

    There's not enough growth opportunities.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, snacks provided, team work,

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities, more senior level positions come from outside organization

    Advice to Management

    Look within organization for talent and loyal employees

  4. "Sr. Partner Systems Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Partner Systems Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great salaries. Depending on the organization you may have or not flexibility

    Cons

    The company is still struggling financially

  5. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Okay place to work, good opportunists

    Cons

    Not too many cons, maybe more growth opportunists

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and pay for employees

    Cons

    Organization Culture needs to change

  7. "Internship"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at BlackBerry full-time

      Pros

      depends on the team but good for first or second internships only

      Cons

      kinda boring and too laid-back

    • "software developer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

      Pros

      flexibility, friendly-vibe, awesome manager and a lot of tweaks

      Cons

      some people are not willing to teach you stuff

    • Helpful (2)

      "Not a good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at BlackBerry full-time

      Pros

      Nelligan is handling ongoing court case for 300 former employees

      Cons

      BlackBerry arranged to transfer over 300 employees across Canada to a business partner. Only after employees accepted employment with the business partner, BlackBerry informed the employees that they had resigned their employment. Blackberry provided resignation letters for the employees to sign and dictated their last date of employment. Blackberry stated that the transfer is not a sale of business, meaning the employees...

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    • "Great Co-op Opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Waterloo, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Great atmosphere -Friendly people -Interesting topics to participate in

      Cons

      -Could be some downtime where things are a little slow

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