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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2020

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3.3
55%
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60%
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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
653 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Great people and team atmosphere"

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    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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    BlackBerry2019-09-28
  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.

    BlackBerry2019-02-05
  3. "Stressfull"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Cheap vending machine, NOTHING OTHER THAN THAT

    Cons

    Stress and stress, fear of getting fired any time

    BlackBerry2020-02-13
  4. "Overall Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Beta Software Test in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to work and everyone gets along

    Cons

    I am a coop student and wont get to stay there full time

    BlackBerry2020-01-29
  5. "Turning around"

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    Current Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent training budgets for personal growth. Annual raises and bonuses have been paid out last few years following the company turnaround. Free snack program and paid phone.

    Cons

    Management has become clique over time, poor hiring practises, very little (almost none) growth in the developer space. Much of the exceptional talent seems to have left the company throughout it's turnaround. Little room for career growth and advancement.

    BlackBerry2020-02-19
  6. "awesome,"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst 

    I have been working at BlackBerry part-time

    Pros

    good work credit goes to the team

    Cons

    Good performance, bad ediitng team

    BlackBerry2020-01-13
  7. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation package. Very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Too much processes. It takes time to request anything.

    BlackBerry2019-12-10
  8. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - A/P 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome place to work, and taken care of well

    Cons

    can't really say anything bad.

    BlackBerry2019-11-27
  9. "Great place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of interesting technologies and products

    Cons

    Bad decisions taken by senior management

    BlackBerry2019-12-07
  10. "So many great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to collaborate with very smart and capable people

    Cons

    The "market" not giving you a chance

    BlackBerry2019-11-10

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