BlackBerry Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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3.3
47%
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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
710 Ratings
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  • "BlackBerry upper management has unrealistic expectations regarding the solutions available in the market(in 130 reviews)

  • "The senior management wasn't that receptive to change"(in 64 reviews)

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    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Great Management, Great Benefits, Great place to work

    Cons

    I have no cons to report. I truly love where I work, finally...

  2. "Blackberry in Canada"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Weather is cold here in Ontario


  3. "Great Place"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Machine Learning 

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Many barriers to go through when doing a project

  4. "Good company, but the tech spec is boring"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Good management team with good work life balance.

    Cons

    It's a bit old tech spec.

  5. "Great place to build your career."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Premium Service Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of work, great support/enablement system, career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Not too bad but a bit of red tape to deal with to get some things done.

  6. "BlackBerry"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    got to work on exciting new technologies, overall positive experience

    Cons

    constant layoffs, always looking over shoulder and wondering if job/company will exist in a year

  7. "Good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Kanata, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture and comfortable environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. "Good environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Really great people are employed. If you work well as individual you will excel

    Cons

    Low level code, somewhat Legacy

  9. "Good people, boring culture."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    People are really smart, and small teams make it a great place to learn from them.

    Cons

    Culture is pretty boring for co-ops, not really anyone's fault, its a big company and things can get slow at times (and being in Waterloo doesn't help since there's not much to do there :') )

  10. "nice working environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice, smart people to work with

    Cons

    It goes ok so far, will update if I think about something.

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