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BlackBerry is a good workplace
Software Test Specialist (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON4 December 2017
The business was rapidly down when I left BlackBerry. I believe any review on then BlackBeery is totally different from now one. I would like skip this review unless this is really necessary.
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Great Company to work
Enterprise Software Development Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON29 November 2017
Blackberry is the best company to work for. Work - life balance is the best with flexible work hours and good benefits. Good managers, cares about everyone and understand each and every situation and support thoroughly.
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Productive workplace with one family attitude
Enterprise Technical Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON27 November 2017
Everyone is always eager to assist and help resolve issues or refer to someone who can and always willing to talk about balancing life if having a hard time.
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Good for co-op student
Beta Software Tester (Co-Op) (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON12 November 2017
I worked as a co-op student and I really enjoyed working here. But it is very difficult to continue job after co-op as they do not have more job posting and if they have, it requires more than 5+ experience.
Pros
Work culture, work-life balance
Cons
Job security
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Full of small town no-exposure undeserving Managers
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON7 November 2017
If you want to work with undeserving people with no exposure to the world or current technology, Blackberry is the place for you.
Be ready to be negative, as reflected in this review, and complain but don't you try to change anything. If you do, your manager will make sure you get a hard push back you don't try it again.
In short, worst place to work.
Pros
Fun and no work
Cons
You can't work anywhere else now because you will learn nothing new.
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Productive and fun filled life/work balance
Customer Master Representative (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON20 October 2017
* Great company to work for
* Worked in a teamwork culture
* Excellent training opportunities, both internal and external
* Learned Seven habits of highly effective people
* An opportunity to work on different cases
* Enjoyed working in a fast-paced and positive environment
* Huge amount of work had to be completed within TAT
Pros
Free lunches, free ice cream days, lots of free food
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I miss working here
BlackBerry Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS17 October 2017
Managers that cared, a salary that made you care, along with a great office that was beautiful. Great job, challenging and awesome co workers. If only it didn't close.
Pros
Almost everything
Cons
No longer in Halifax
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fun workplace
Device Demo Representative (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC6 October 2017
BlackBerry was always good with giving employee lots of incentive and bonuses and gift card and courses to learn more about sales and customer services and learn how to work with very low supervision or manager to handle very difficult dispute or technical problem and situations.
Pros
free devices
Cons
it was contract job
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Generous company with a fun working environment
Customer Loyalty Associate (Former Employee) –  Bedford, NS5 October 2017
* Workplace culture was fun, informal and, inclusive
* Fair compensation
* Proper training was lacking, most training occurred on the job
* Work/life was overlooked
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Different departments have very different cultures
Enterprise Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 September 2017
The management teams in the sales organizations literally only cared about that quarter's sales quotas. Sadly they didn't care about removing roadblocks, supporting their teams or trying to work together with other teams to make sales easier. They were extremely short sighted and sadly, I think this is why most of the people on my team left the company. Luckily, my team supported each other and we helped each other when we had issues, or else things would have been much worse.
Pros
I got to work with great people, and learned a lot about business, politics, and leadership.
Cons
No long term vision, no strategy behind new licensing structures, messaging to existing customers or marketing capabilities as they had cut most of these areas.
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Fast paced, at times stressfull
Manager (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON19 September 2017
Your typical high tech company, which can be extremely stressful. Most of the people who worked there were ambitious and willing to help, which makes it a little bit easier.
Management rarely understood end user needs, which led to downward spiral.
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Great place to learn and begin your career
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON18 September 2017
This was a great company. Good place to learn and very challenging projects. The work life balance was great followed by great compensation. Unfortunately, the company has changed a lot since I worked there
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Ok place to work.
Project Coordinator - BSIM (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON10 September 2017
Ok place to work due to the following:
- worked there when the company wasn't doing too great due to the products and reputation of the brand
- got exposure to a large organization
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Best place ever to have worked for..!!
Operations Support - Production (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON8 September 2017
- Amazing team, and an amazing management.
- Awesome work environment
- Brilliantly managed IT environment
- Great team and teamwork
- Amazing place to show off your skills and get new skills with skills sharing work-shops.
Pros
Just a awesome place to work..even today I firmly believe...!
Cons
absolutly nothing...except the very top management issues, which does not really effect employees like me, maybe in the long term like layoffs..
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smart people, very laid back environment
Global Sales (Intern) (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON6 September 2017
smart people, very laid back environment with a good balance between work & personal life. Salaries are good as well. The company is doing much better than where it was 2 years ago considering they're moving from devices to software.
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Strong technology in competitive markets
Senior Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 September 2017
Very strong and innovative technology company. Wiling to commit capital to invest in technology and growth; however, missed a key decision to focus on end user needs to use applications to enable devices to be great tools for work and personal use
Pros
Strategic investment
Cons
Missed the application revolution in markets
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Too much management and a depressing environment
BBM Advertising Operations Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON30 August 2017
The environment is depressing since everyone knows that the company is on the decline. Good organization to have on a resume if you're a co-op student though.
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Good place to work
REPAIRS DIVISION CLERK (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON24 August 2017
Most of my days at work where good days, relaxed people were friendly
I learnt lot of things concerning blackberry stuff, usage before it came to the market
I enjoyed company treats, free blackberry, free dinners
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Fun, Fast and Friendly
Project Management Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON23 August 2017
BB was a great place to work. It offered employees opportunities for growth and you got to work amongst some very bright people.

Hardest part of the job was maintaining work life balance as the work would draw you in.
Pros
Very Cool and Lots of Learning
Cons
Work Life Balance.
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Call Centers aren't healthy
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS17 August 2017
Being strapped to a phone and desk all day isn't good for anyone. While management doesn't listen to their staff regarding the day to day deployment of products BlackBerry threw away their reputation and the staff suffered for it.
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