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    1. 3.0
      Feb 28, 2014
      Senior Software Engineer
      Former Employee, more than 3 years
      Waterloo, ON
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      Great salary, especially for Kitchener-Waterloo and good work-life balance (of course, this really depends on the team you are on). With BlackBerry 10 (QNX) the core technology and development tools have improved immensely. Good opportunities to grow, and small pockets of the company are still doing interesting work.


      Lots of bloat and politics. Different groups can be very territorial, and difficult if not impossible to work with (see QNX). Company morale was very low when I left, with employees openly talking about wanting to being laid off so that they can get their severance packages in front of management. Why? Layoffs seem to be happening stealthily every week and you have to wonder if you're next. Many like myself have left voluntarily: this is a toxic environment to work in.

      1. 4.0
        Sept 10, 2008
        Software Developer
        Current Employee
        Waterloo, ON
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        Interesting technology, decent compensation and a great work environment. The BlackBerry is a neat tool that is given to every employee to use as a personal device. As a developer, you'll also be using them in your work regardless of what layer you're working on. The compensation isn't amazing but it is decent for being a Canadian company, and job security is pretty stable. The work environment can be busy at times but overall it is pretty enjoyable and can also be relaxing.


        Lack of long-term career development as well as ineffective communication between management and employees. While raises aren't uncommon, promotions seem to be.

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