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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2019

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3.2
52%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen
John Chen
643 Ratings
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  1. "Not bad"

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    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

    BlackBerry2018-07-02
  2. "take a stand"

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    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.

    BlackBerry2017-03-08
  3. "So many great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to collaborate with very smart and capable people

    Cons

    The "market" not giving you a chance

    BlackBerry2019-11-10
  4. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Get to work on various new projects

    Cons

    The public perception or the reputation of this company

    BlackBerry2019-11-08
  5. "Working on a turn around."

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Software Developer 

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefit and work life balance.

    Cons

    Culture, work in silos, not much team building activity.

    BlackBerry2019-11-04
  6. "Security Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BB benefits were decent Talented and smart employees

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. Especially in the D.C. office. I would stay clear away on the BGS project. They provide absolutely no training. The leadership was rude and unprofessional. Tried to make Mid to Senior Level IT PROFESSIONALS wash dishes?!?!?

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees. Hire management that are good leaders and care about their employees.

    BlackBerry2019-11-15
  7. "Great COOP Experience"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineering Student in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Emphasis on coop student development - Free healthy snack program - Hands on experience with new technology

    Cons

    - Testing outdoors in bad weather

    BlackBerry2019-10-22
  8. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    work environment, nice building, nice co-workers

    Cons

    low salary, over time, bad work-life balance

    BlackBerry2019-11-02
  9. "System admin"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, friendly, innovative, free phone

    Cons

    Layoffs, unemployment, no hardware manufacturing

    BlackBerry2019-10-09
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Post-Acquisition Woes"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Autonomous work environment Decent perks Schedule Flexibility

    Cons

    Not much of a culture Siloed departments

    Advice to Management

    The attrition since being acquired at Blackberry is the worst I've seen. Stop the bleeding, re-invigorate the sales/marketing teams, and provide clearer outlook on product roadmaps.

    BlackBerry2019-10-10
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