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Found 2,455 of over 3K reviews
3.7
63% Recommend to a Friend
BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
836 Ratings
Pros
  • "Help us maintain a good work life balance(in 173 reviews)

  • "Great growth and work environment(in 207 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a challenge at times(in 53 reviews)

  • "Senior management do not care about their Canadian employees(in 65 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Great place to work

      Mar. 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great people and brand that you can get behind. Passionate people throughout the business with an exciting portfolio.

      Cons

      Some processes could be shorter.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great workplace

      Jan. 12, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - excellent salary, benefitsand opportunities

      Cons

      - slow and lengthy recruitment process

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

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      Jan. 27, 2023 - Accounts Receivable Coordinator in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Gym Wellness Courses VIP Benefits/ PSA

      Cons

      no room to grow within company

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Only tech company to force workers back to office…

      Jan. 22, 2023 - Marketing Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good management, supportive team, smart co workers

      Cons

      CEO doesn’t care about employees, forcing back to office despite many remote workers

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Jan. 17, 2023 - RF Design Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working with cutting-edge technology: BlackBerry is known for its expertise in mobile technology, including RF hardware. Engineers working at BlackBerry have the opportunity to work on the latest and most advanced RF hardware technologies. Strong brand reputation: BlackBerry is a well-established and reputable company, known for its innovation and quality products. Engineers working at BlackBerry can be proud to be part of a company with a strong brand and reputation. Professional development opportunities: Engineers working at BlackBerry have the opportunity to work on challenging projects and to develop their skills and expertise in RF hardware engineering.

      Cons

      Limited career advancement opportunities: BlackBerry has struggled in recent years, and as a result, the company has reduced its workforce, which may limit the opportunities for career advancement for engineers working there. Limited product diversity: BlackBerry's focus is primarily on mobile technology, which may limit the diversity of products and projects that engineers can work on. Reduced financial stability: BlackBerry has struggled financially in recent years, and this may impact the company's ability to invest in new products and technologies, which may limit the opportunities for engineers to work on new and exciting projects.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to learn

      Jan. 29, 2023 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hybrid model that is very flexible, great benefits and fair salary.

      Cons

      Limited growth opportunities, potential to go back 5 days a week.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good place to work

      Jan. 15, 2023 - Principal Software Architect in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good place to work, great work/life balance. Lots of talented people there.

      Cons

      Lots of cost cutting as of late, hard to make an impact.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      great place

      Dec. 29, 2022 - Database Platform Student 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      pay is good at blackberry

      Cons

      not the best vacation times

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Reasonable

      Jan. 5, 2023 - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent company with fair salary

      Cons

      Management did not have direction

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    11. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Work-Life Balance

      Dec. 2, 2022 - Marketing Operations Specialist in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Job Security Work-Life Balance Great Benefits

      Cons

      Salaries are low for tech ViP Bonuses are not good Hard work nor rewarded

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