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Manager, Test Engineering (Former Employee), Mississauga, OnOctober 14, 2015
Managed an Agile Test Engineering teams of up to 19 professionals with direct and indirect reports on site and remote. By the contract I am not automatized to provide reviews
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Fun place to work
Sales (Current Employee), WaterlooOctober 12, 2015
• Create and implement Daily Defect Burn-down Model to provide more accurate and enhanced analysis
• Execute escape analysis framework for Applications Test Engineering department for analyzing escaped defects for test engineering organization.
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Amazing Experience
Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONOctober 7, 2015
Pros: Excellent pay, benefits.
Cons: No room for growth, no communication
Working for a global company and being a part of the corporate structure taught me key skills I can take with me. No room for people to be creative, out of the box thinking was frowned upon. To much of a dictatorship with senior leaders no imput from employees.
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Great place to work, really smart people
Quality Manager (Former Employee), Toronto AreaOctober 6, 2015
Passionate employees, building great products.

Overall, great place to work, with smart people, and products that competed with the best in the world.
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Great people and a lot of interesting projects
Director (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONOctober 4, 2015
Good opportunity for career development, kind of start-up work environment, opportunity to apply innovative management approaches, great people and a lot of interesting projects.
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A good company to work for
Senior IT Project Manager (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONOctober 1, 2015
Talented people, innovative technology, new stuff to learn everyday, exciting work environment. The hardest part of the job is no job security with no advancement opportunities nowadays.
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Interesting product
Software Tool Developer (Former Employee), Waterloo, OntarioSeptember 29, 2015
Fun and interesting product;
Many coworkers are capable and stay current to the new technologies;
Marketing is not doing so well;
Years of layoffs hurt morale.
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Fun Place
Software Developer (Student) (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONSeptember 27, 2015
It is a fun place to be at. With work being accommodated with various fun activities including watching FIFA at work. the co-workers are really helpful and it has been a great experience to work here
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I love BB!!!
RF Design Engineer II (Product development center) (Current Employee), Waterloo, ONSeptember 23, 2015
It is a best place to work beside the downturn the company is going through. Working condition is fun and always challenging which I enjoyed the best.
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Excellent company. Low stock market was their downfall.
Security Guard / Supervisor (Former Employee), Bedford, NSSeptember 18, 2015
Pros: Exciting environment. Very infectious.
Cons: Can't think of a con.
Blackberry was an excellent company to work for. Every day was a learning experience. Management were people oriented. The co-workers were team oriented. Everyone helping others. It was a fast paced environment. Being rewarded for a good job done.
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Good company for pushing technological boundaries in a competitive market
R&D Mechanical - Mechanical Designer (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONSeptember 17, 2015
Pros: Great benefits, highly competitive salary, results rewarded management system.
Cons: Company realigning market strategy to become less reliant on hardware.
Great company to work for, and compelling new technologies and process to utilize and integrate, flexible work hours and results driven management. Work environment is team oriented with great personnel to work and succeed on projects.
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productive and fun workplace
Software Test Engineer (Current Employee), Kanata, ONSeptember 15, 2015
productive and fun workplace; good people, good products, good team work; good culture; perhaps, slow to react to competitions
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Good corporate Culture
Manager (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONSeptember 15, 2015
Great pace to work at. Too bad company is downsizing for years. Everybody enjoy working there, lots of innovative ideas, many collaborative works.

few are very critical and poisonous that make things ugly. Some Managers doesn't take action on them, play liberal. But overall a Happy place to work.
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Enjoyed my BlackBerry years
Software Tester (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONSeptember 14, 2015
Pros: Flexible hours, Good compensation, Christmas break closure
Cons: Shrinking workforce, poor morale
I enjoyed my years at BlackBerry. There were many great people to work with and to learn from. The hardest part of the job in the last few years has been the waning morale do to the continued downsizing of the BlackBerry workforce.
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Good
Software Testing Specialist - Test Prime (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONSeptember 7, 2015
The High tech company with fast-pace environment. Lots of new technology. People work in high efficient manner, supportive, collaborate well.
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Challenging and fun
Sr. Test Systems Developer (Current Employee), Cambridge, ONSeptember 2, 2015
Pros: great working environment for the most part
Cons: negativity in the press
everyday is full of challenges and fun with all helpful individuals. i got to learn a lot and develop my professional career.
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productive fun place to work for
Operations Communicator/ Admin, Reception (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONAugust 19, 2015
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
blackberry is n excellent place to work for I have nothing but good experiences. people are very helpful and professional. co- workers are extremely professionals.
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Highly collaborative and innovative culture
Human Resources (Current Employee), Waterloo, ONAugust 18, 2015
Pros: Flexible Work hours
Cons: Too much organizational change
Expect the unexpected. Business was very open to HR support and consultations at all levels in the organization. Lots of ongoing organizational change.
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Great place to work with productive people
Project Manager (Current Employee), OttawaAugust 14, 2015
Work alongside world class people in research and development who are interested in innovation and getting the job done. Very interesting work to bring product from concept to launch and market.
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Great people, fun place for people to be with 2 table tennis and a cefeteroa
Software Test Specialist (Former Employee), Kanata, onratioAugust 11, 2015
Pros: Great people, and lots of 'free time' as mentioned above.
Cons: Right now - the obvious. the big 'unknown' is lurking about everyone.
Overall I would say that working at BlackBerry was very educational for me. I've learned a lot about Social Media applications, and usage of it in the market when it comes to Mobile devices. I also learned to set different user expectations for Mobile user, compare to Desktop one.
Learned lots of cool technologies, such as NLP, ASR and others
Direct management is usually fine. Never had a problem with a manager. Management usually listen and accepts, as well as direct and dictate when needed.
My team was awesome ! sorry - all my teams where such! the collaboration between Dev and Test is working very well.
There's much work to do at Blackberry, and if you don't mind putting some extra hours at times, you'll do just fine.
Many of the people at Blackberry enjoy either PIng Pong, Foosbal, or board games. You will find lots of people bringing their lunch or bringing their own to the cafeteria, and play a game, or just talk.
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