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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
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.
Pros
Great benefits, highly competitive salary, results rewarded management system.
Cons
Company realigning market strategy to become less reliant on hardware.
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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
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.
Pros
Flexible hours, Good compensation, Christmas break closure
Cons
Shrinking workforce, poor morale
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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
everyday is full of challenges and fun with all helpful individuals. i got to learn a lot and develop my professional career.
Pros
great working environment for the most part
Cons
negativity in the press
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productive fun place to work for
Operations Communicator/ Admin, Reception (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONAugust 19, 2015
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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n/a
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n/a
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Highly collaborative and innovative culture
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ONAugust 18, 2015
Expect the unexpected. Business was very open to HR support and consultations at all levels in the organization. Lots of ongoing organizational change.
Pros
Flexible Work hours
Cons
Too much 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
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.
Pros
Great people, and lots of 'free time' as mentioned above.
Cons
Right now - the obvious. the big 'unknown' is lurking about everyone.
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Very Productive and fun work place with Pool table
Software Test Associate (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONAugust 10, 2015
Best place to work in canada. They have cutting edge technology and awesome work environment. Regular team lunch, social events for employees.
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Typical Day at Work
Software Build and Release Developer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONAugust 7, 2015
Awesome place to work. Lots of challenging work and talented people! Excellent benefits and pay. However, you constantly need to learn and grow!
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Manager Software Development (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONAugust 4, 2015
Used to be a solid company to work for but has lost a lot of key people. BlackBerry is looking for a new identity as a company but they are running out of time.
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very clean and organized enviroment.
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONJuly 28, 2015
Working there was really fun as we got to learn many new things on different products such as phones. The management there was really good as they took care of their epmloyees very well. My co workers were very friendly as i am also a very helpful and friendly person myself.
Pros
benefits
Cons
none
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Productive fun place to work
Software Testing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONJuly 16, 2015
Worked on BB Web Works and other Eclipse based projects at RIM. Ran test cases for smoke, regression, release testing for projects on HP QC or MKS Integrity. Logged defects in DevTrack, JIRA tools and followed up with development for testing on new features and verify issues. Participated in team building event and other fun activities during the term at BlackBerry.
Pros
Ice cream fridays
Cons
Stay back longer hours to meet deadlines for SRR
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Fun work place
Software Test Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ONJuly 9, 2015
Very good place to work if you want work/life balance. Work-life balance is good in this company, relatively flexible working hours, very encouraging work environment, competitive salary with good benefits, it still has some great people left.
Pros
Work-life balance is good in this company, relatively flexible working hours, very encouraging work environment, competitive salary with good benefits, it still has some great people left
Cons
Senior Management has been changed frequently, Sometimes make poor management decisions
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Workplace that gets the best out of you
Wireless Protocol Tester (Intern) (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONJuly 8, 2015
Member of Inter-operability Testing (IOT) group assigned various projects related to LTE, HSPA, UMTS, E-EDGE & EDGE, GPRS & GSM testing on BlackBerry devices. Major tasks included test case creation using 3GPP specifications, device log analysis and carrying out test cases on prototype and current devices.
Created test cases for IOT requirements on LTE by researching LTE specifications.
Analysis of defects (e.g. Call drop, device reset etc) using methods such as observing device and network logs as well as in house graphical tools.
Defect Reporting & Analysis using MKS Integrity and DevTrack clients. Defect resolution through co-ordination with developers and senior IOT team members
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Energetic and fun place to work at with terrific co-workers
Logistics Analyst - Freight Cost and Audit (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ONJuly 2, 2015
A fantastic company with an abundance of talented professional co-workers. BlackBerry has a fast-paced work environment but is flexible and fair towards their employees.
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Great place for learning/improving skills
Hardware Designer (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ONJune 30, 2015
Great people to work with.
I miss so much working at BlackBerry.
Not sure if I will ever find the same level of fun and enjoyment from any job in the future.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Job security
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productive
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONJune 29, 2015
Blackberry is a great company to work for, had great people to work with, and is a very clean and safe enviorment.The benefits were amazing and the work was fair.
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4.1
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