Senior Software Development Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 3 March 2017
no two days at blackberry were the same. constantly learning something new, developing skills i did not join the company with
the management is varies from team to team, i was fortunate to have an outstanding management chain.
the culture at blackberry had become muted. in its prime, blackberry was a fun company with an airy atmosphere. lately however, with the rapid decline in brand loyalty, folks are less open, and more worried about their job security.
the hardest part of my position was also the most enjoyable: my roll evolved past my formal education and past work experience. i was developing new skills every day and was expected to utilize them at a master level
compensation package, flexible hours, friendly management and staff
little work/life balance..constantly on my device at night. Defending the Brand
Facilities Administrator (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 27 February 2017
My time at BlackBerry has been amazing. BlackBerry is a fast paced environment. The hardest part of my job is trying to please everyone. The best part or most enjoyable part is knowing I have done all I can do and everyone is the better for it
Network Operations Center Student (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 9 January 2017
Typical day at work involved handling and troubleshooting failures in network and/or infrastructure.
Co-op role was given a free leash by the end of the year and lots of responsibilities. It was an informal environment with friendly coworkers and loads to learn and apply. Ideas were appreciated and if one is willing to put efforts, it is acknowledged.
Software Developer (Co-op) (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 5 January 2017
- Mostly you will only work with regular full-time hours. - All developer members are professional about Java and you can learn improve your Java knowledge significantly. - OOP principles, unit testing, and actual testing, every knowledge which allows you to improve your programming skill can be gained from here. - Every Friday, people play board games at lunch time and you are welcome to join it anytime.
Wonderful teammate, well scheduled work hours, fun activities
Product Verification Specialist (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 November 2016
The work environment was great when I start at Blackberry. Good balance between work and personal life. Great project to work and great people. Unfortunately at the and end the lay offs make the work environment very depressing.
Typical Corporate Environment, Out of Touch Management
Radio Embedded Software Developer (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 8 October 2016
Too much offloading of management's responsibilities onto the bottom of the chain. Mismanagement leads to collapse. Used to be a thriving, booming company, but got too caught up in it's own echo chamber to see the collapse that seemed obvious to anyone in the lower tiers.
Software Development Engineer in Test (Contract) (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 5 October 2016
I worked as a contractor at Blackberry's Kanata offices. I had a great 6 months there. The co-workers were top notch and the work was really technically advanced compared to my previous jobs. The environment was what you would expect from software development shops, there was a daily standup and backlog boards. My co-workers were intense but in a laid back way, if that makes sense. It was a no nonsense type of place. I can't think of any "hardest" parts of the job, as I liked going there every work day. What I liked about the job was the care Blackberry took to provide its workers with the tools and support they needed to get things done