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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
650 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. "awesome,"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - QA Analyst 

    I have been working at BlackBerry part-time

    Pros

    good work credit goes to the team

    Cons

    Good performance, bad ediitng team

    BlackBerry2020-01-13
  4. "Great company and great products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    CEO works as a strategist, very well positioned. Very good product portfolio and technology, new Hot security products incorporated recently from Cylance acquisition.

    Cons

    The company could have a better strategy to cover international territories.

    BlackBerry2020-01-07
  5. "Great company but sometimes very funny decisions"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in Denpasar
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and very supportive

    Cons

    Declining market, hard to gain recoqnition if you arent in company future goals (legacy business)

    BlackBerry2019-12-14
  6. "Good work environment, autonomy"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with lot of autonomy to plan and execute.

    Cons

    Didn’t recognise crucial market trends

    BlackBerry2019-12-14
  7. "The best in mobile security products!"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First-class products! There are no better mobile security and productivity tools on the market, period.

    Cons

    Tough name recognition challenges. Prospective clients would require a lot of education about the "new" BlackBerry, before the conversation could progress.

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    BlackBerry2019-12-12
  8. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation package. Very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Too much processes. It takes time to request anything.

    BlackBerry2019-12-10
  9. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales 

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

    Pros

    Business Atmosphere Is Amazing & Innovative

    Cons

    Long Hours & Lots of Work to do

    BlackBerry2019-12-09
  10. "A shell of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Solid portfolio of various mobile, OS, and Cyber Security technologies. -Competitive pay -Excellent health benefits -Generally solid mid level management

    Cons

    -Poor senior leadership inclusive of the CEO John Chen, Mr. Chen was the right person to save the company but is not the one to execute the growth phase -The tight knit former schoolmates and previous employees under Mr. Chen are not held accountable for their failures. This includes leaders throughout the HR, Product, and Sales organizations. -CEO is openly hostile to sales -Devising ways not to pay sales

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    BlackBerry2020-01-10
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