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Updated 13 November, 2018
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  • "Work life balance was great, a good teammate and management" (in 137 reviews)

  • "Work Environment and Team is good to learn" (in 169 reviews)

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  1. "Software developer intern"

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenge work, flexible work time

    Cons

    low chance for return offer


  2. "BlackBerry Analyst, Premier Support (Direct Advanced Response Team)"

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

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    It's a great company the team was very helpful as well as the management.

    Cons

    The company was not doing so well financially and the atmosphere was not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    They need to start innovate and loose the keyboard on the phones.

  3. "Enterprise Technical Support Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Technical Support Analyst Student in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Enterprise Technical Support Analyst Student in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture, friendly environment, very good learning experience.

    Cons

    I found everything ok. There are no cons for Students.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. They are doing good :)


  4. "Customer Service"

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

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

    Pros

    great people, great pay, great benefits

    Cons

    american leadership, always downsizing, stressful


  5. "Apathetic work enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting technology, possibilities of making an impact on the IoT space there

    Cons

    Future is not clear
    C-Level don't trust or care about employees
    HR doesn't stand up for themselves
    Executive team doesn't play well together

    Advice to Management

    Find someone to acquire the company before it runs out of money and/or employees


  6. "RF technician"

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

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    Laid off many people. And close down production for hardware

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers and listen more to emplyees


  7. "A good landing opportunity for junior to start career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Good senior developer support, friendly environment

    Cons

    Not much as long as worked there

  8. "Beta Software Test Student (Co-op)"

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

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time (Less 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!


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Benefit, Career advancement, Compensation, Work environment

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company


  10. "BB is a very good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    BB is a very good company

    Cons

    BB is a also very slow company when in comes to innovation


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