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good work-life balance but a company falling apart
Senior Distribution Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON28 January 2016
Pros:
- good base salary
- decent bonus
- good benefits
- good work-life balance

Cons:
- Management has no clue what they are doing. The execs change every 6 months. No feasible operational objectives other than cutting employees
- no career advancement these days as layoff is often.
- Laying odd and organizational realignment happenings throw employees into constant state of ambiguity.

Join BlackBerry for only personal reasons such as new grad, if you live close to Waterloo, too good a salary or if you would like to be slacker.

Dont join for career advancement or job security.
Pros
free phones
Cons
poor job security
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Challenging Work Place
Software Testing Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 January 2016
Very good work place for people who like challenges and changes frequently. Employees treated very well and career growth is guranteed
Pros
Salary Benefit
Cons
Frequent Changes
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Blackberry is on the table
NPI Operator (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON, New Product Introduction16 January 2016
To work at Research In Motion is a challange and is a culture.Working there is a plasure.The workdays are buzzy as possible.You are allways connected with your workplace,with your cooworkers,and have the feeling without you cannot happend anything.It is a lifestayle.
Organizing,communicating,managing things fast and the most easy way.
Team work is the best thing at the Rresearch In Motion.And a lot of fun.
Pros
The best place to challange yourself.
Cons
Buzzy.
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Used to be a fun place to work
LAB OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGIST (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 January 2016
Drive for innovation has been lost, hopefully it can return to what it used to be. The culture also needs to change. The hardest part of the job is not knowing if you will have a job tomorrow.
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Very good place to work despite what outsider may say
Security Software Test Designer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON30 December 2015
It's a great place to work, the work itself is great, get to work on challenging problems. The company is on a comeback. Also, the team you work with is probably going to be top notch in their field.
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Electronic Assembler
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON24 December 2015
Blackberry is professional company to work with. I really enjoyed everyday working in Blackberry. Work culture is really good and employees feel pleasure working in the company.
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productive
Sales Development Student (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON13 December 2015
I learned how to make good use of Excel sheet, and how best to communicate with external customers on a daily basis. I worked effectively in a team and my manager was always ready to assist me whenver i had a challenge
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Worked with very talented people on great technologies and products.
SR PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON8 December 2015
BlackBerry was a company that brought together so many talented individuals in various areas. This group of individuals produced a lot of great products and technologies.
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Great place to work, amazing people and operations
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON1 December 2015
Provided a variety of work stations to help mix up the day and provide new challenges. Every person there from the top to the bottom worked together great to achieve company goals.
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Great people
Electronic Assembler for Production (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON23 November 2015
Lots to learn with many opportunities to move up. Fast paced environment with great co-workers. Very clean environment with a great cafeteria.
Pros
Good work\life balance
Cons
Shift work
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Great place to work.
Technical Administrator (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON18 November 2015
Management made very poor decision in hiring process by preferring personal networking over actual skills. Technical jobs were given based on "Who you know than What you know".
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Extremely stressful
project manager (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON18 November 2015
Very toxic environment, confusing directions, unhappy people.
The only enjoyable part of the job was to work with enthusiastic, dedicated group of young and bright people.
Pros
great people
Cons
Bad leadership
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Good Technology
System Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 November 2015
Good Technology
Good Pay
Flexible working hours
Except for Job Security and Management, it is excellent place to work with.
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Great experience in business transition
materials (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON11 November 2015
Great place to work in however forget it if you target hardware as company transition is on going to software and services.
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As an Automation Test Developer
Automation Test Developer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON10 November 2015
I worked at BlackBerry (for 5 years). I learned a lot experience about testing, automation developing and software development skills.
Pros
Lots of challenge, Friendly people and swell environment, Working with such a great team is what makes working at Blackberry so amazing
Cons
Unstable, Feel so bad watching friends and colleagues leaving
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made many of closed friends
QA / Software Testing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON4 November 2015
I was glad working at BlackBerry, I made many of closed friends, they are so nice. Whenever I asked their help, they always are there.
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Good Company
Network Operations Centre (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON27 October 2015
Good company with a nice product and great employees. Management needs to be proactive. Will be a great company again after focusing on employees and products.
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Working at BlackBerry
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, Ontario21 October 2015
Great place to work, lots of opportunity to move around and try new vocations and career paths. Wish everyone at BlackBerry well and GOOD LUCK!
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Manager, TE
Manager, Test Engineering (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, On14 October 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) –  Waterloo12 October 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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4.1
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