BlackBerry Systems Eng., Regional Director (Former Employee), City of Sunrise, FL – December 3, 2013
Pros: flexible time
Cons: too much competition, slow innovation
a typical day at work wss fast paced learned about mobile smart phone solutions management ok your co-workers were great the hardest part of the job was to handle the downturn the most enjoyable part of the job was to achieve new goals with new OS developed and get it to market
BlackBerry (total career) (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – April 8, 2013
Pros: renewing itself
Cons: fell behind in building for customer needs
BlackBerry was Canada's high tech darling in the first decade of 2000. Now it is undergoing a transition and restructuring as it tries to recapture a place in the highly competitive mobile device landscape.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – April 8, 2013
Analyzing financial performance of our customers and evaluating their risk levels. Recommendating the credit lines for the customers. Reviewing transaction and collection records with the customers and adjusting their credit lines accordingly. Making credit management forms and reports to senior management.
Performance Test Associate (Former Employee), Mississauga – April 2, 2013
Pros: free ice-cream every friday in summer
Key task was to simulate mobile traffics using Jmeter for load testing, recovery testing, down scenario testing. I have learned Unix Shell scripting to automate test cases. Management style is formal since it is a well developed company. However, work environment is very fun. Co-works are willing to help. The hardest part of the job is to analyse performance – more... metrics since there are no pass of fail test cases unlike functional testing. The most enjoyable part of the job is it was very challenging at the beginning as there are a lot of new things to learn. Also, my relationship with boss is close and I still talk with him. – less
Quality Assurance Inspector (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – March 26, 2013
Pros: exposure to new technologies
Cons: long working days
Working at Blackberry provided me with the opportunity to see cutting edge technology. I also learned the importance of a good quality control process and how to troubleshoot technical difficulties with various products.
Senior Embedded Software Developer (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – March 17, 2013
I was involved in productization of many blackberries. I had the opportunity to work in various levels of software development life cycle and learn new technologies. I was given the opportunity to represent RIM in 3GPP global standards.
Work was OK but management lacks any management skills
Database Architect (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – March 4, 2013
Pros: free bb and tablet.
Cons: always available
Learned lot of manufacturing Learned about new Oracle technologies Hardest part was lack of communication Management had no management skills at all Very technical management which did not help at all No adequate career training or advancement.
Data Network Analyst (Former Employee), Waterloo, ON – February 26, 2013
Very challenging now, but potential enough! Typically very flexible beginning and ending time of work. Lots of learned at BlackBerry Global Networks Operations. Very kind and nice coworkers remembered. Lots of work load and challenge to learn. The most enjoyable part is the very friendly relationship with coworkers.