Beta Software Tester (Co-op) (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 8 June 2017
Work culture is great but it is difficult to find a job for full time as there is no vacancy. Overall, it is a great place to work as a co-op. The co-workers are so great and willing to help anytime you need them.
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
Board Repair Operator (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 21 September 2016
BlackBerry was a great place to work at. The people were friendly and helpful. We had a great time there. The pay and benefits were very good. Management were easy to work for. They cared about their people.
Quality Analyst (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 20 September 2016
Senior Leadership is very deceptive. They continuously tell you what you want to hear and say it is the truth, all the time setting you up for failure. Promising things they never deliver. Always getting you to change job descriptions and sign new contracts to keep your job even though you are full-time, to cut benefits, cut wages, and make it easier to layoff. Giving huge bonuses to senior leadership and raises and stock options, while freezing wages and cutting bonuses from middle management and below.