BlackBerry Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.3
52%
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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
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  1. "Great at start"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Tech 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many swags and fun freebies,many OT

    Cons

    There wasn't any room or opportunity for growth and development and restrictive

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  2. "Leadership coup resulted in losses."

    4.0
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    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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  3. "Great coop experience"

    5.0
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    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

  4. 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.

  5. "Data Analyst"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture and definitely liked the work environment

    Cons

    Can be laid off easily based on quarterly reviews

  6. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist 

    I worked at BlackBerry part-time

    Pros

    great enviroment, fun, growth opportunity

    Cons

    NONE I CAN MENTION AT THIS TIME

  7. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Great Management, Great Benefits, Great place to work

    Cons

    I have no cons to report. I truly love where I work, finally...

  8. "Very Corporate"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great structure and long history. Lots of support for a small division in a large corporation.

    Cons

    So much red tape and approvals required.

  9. "G reat people, okay management"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice perks, friendly co workers, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    bland management who had mentally checked out years ago. Not horrible (actually pleasant people) but poor focus

  10. Helpful (1)

    "A 20th century tech company struggling to be relevant."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Director Engineering 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Still have some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company places little value on employees. Below industry benefits and salaries. C level executives are more interested in stroking their own egos than driving the company forward. Company has no desire to truly invest in the products they have. Company doesn't know how to operate in a modern security space. Followers not leaders.

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