BlackBerry Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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  1. "Good learning experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Good work-life balance with flexible hours

    Cons

    "The senior management wasn't that receptive to change"

  2. "Great place to work at"

    3.0
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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

  3. "Great culture, smart people, innovation hindered by process"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, excellent work life balance, subsidized meals and free healthy snacks.

    Cons

    Senior management is unfortunately very reactive instead of proactive. Innovation is often crippled by excessive policy and lack of appropriate IT framework. My job (like most) is 85% process, 15% actuall work. Might as well be government.

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  4. "Great company that was manage horribly"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great environment and very diverse

    Cons

    Senior Management had their own views and didn't listen to middle/lower management and engineers.

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  5. "Customer Care"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, and interesting work.

    Cons

    Fragmented company and senior management team not local.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Friendly people to work with. Flexible hours and working from home.

    Cons

    Senior management makes poor business decisions and often caught in lies. No training or career motivation

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    "Not what it used to be."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Kanata, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, senior management seems to not be able to stick to a plan so direction often changes by the minute. This makes it difficult to get things done.

  8. "Software developer"

    3.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good coworkers, got to learn a lot of new technologies. Got to ship code on a number of device codelines.

    Cons

    Senior management kept changing their mind about the project my team was working on. It apparently was for a specific customer but then was made to be generic and did not really seem to be for anyone.

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  9. "Once great company still searching for direction"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Generally good benefits and great people to work with. There is generally good work/life balance and most managers will allow flexibility as long as you get the work done.

    Cons

    Company future uncertain and can feel like lack of direction depending on department. Senior management hasn't provided a clear vision so it can be quite confusing as to where the company is heading.

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    "Marketing Director"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an exciting fast paced industry with many opportunities to gain a wealth of experience.

    Cons

    Senior management has an unclear vision and direction for the company. Being on the brink of bankruptcy has forced management to take a short term view.

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