BlackBerry Reviews

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
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  1. "Not bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and professional, very articulate and knowledgeable people to work with

    Cons

    a lot of remote work gives less chance of colleague meet up

  2. "take a stand"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Core of employees have deep engagement with the company and desire to see things turnaround.

    Cons

    Unable to make courageous decisions to right the business. Too much passive aggressive pushback where people agree or don't object but simply don't follow through. Too many jaded employees.


  3. "Work Experiance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1_Flexible in timing and free to learn anything you want. 2_ Great support of all team member and nice lightweight culture

    Cons

    I could not find any dark side

  4. "Engineering: good working enviornment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Work with intelligent, motivated and forward looking people

    Cons

    Vision from the upper management not clear enough

  5. "Questionable direct senior management."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good salary. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Senior leadership at the time was questionable. Expected to work 24 hours a day.

  6. "Inside Sales"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great Manager during my time

    Cons

    Market unawareness of the company

  7. "Average pay, lots of politics, smart developers"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Software Developer II in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The developers were very good, some of the best I have worked with. There is lots to learn

    Cons

    Lots of egos and politics

  8. "Leadership coup resulted in losses."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that loved its employees under Jim Balsille.

    Cons

    When Jim left, it all fell apart.

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  9. "Great coop experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given time and opportunity to learn new technologies on the job

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy - sometimes very slow

  10. COVID-19

    "Terrific place to work."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Security Program Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Very accommodating. Was hired just as Covid got underway, BlackBerry did everything they could to make the process as efficient as possible. The new BlackBerry has transitioned from phones and other devices to security software, including a suite of products designed for secure remote access. They are very well placed to fill the needs of corporations currently facing an unprecedented number of employees requiring secure access to critical data. The level of optimism I see every day is infectious, clearly this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of in my relatively short tenure here. Everything has really been tip top thus far.

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