BlackBerry Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.3
50%
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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
668 Ratings
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  1. "RIM > BlackBerry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    IT Manager in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Flexible hours - culture was more focussed on delivery Great culture - lots of opportunity to learn and ability to grow

    Cons

    very headquarters centric - most initiatives led by HQ across all different functions. Some benefits were not available to oversea offices

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "a gamble"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    OK pay and flexible work location

    Cons

    lack of long term strategy and effective management within all levels

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  3. "Good Place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Hong Kong
    Recommends

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they are concern employee work-life balance, benefits are better while comparing to other company

    Cons

    have to attend night meetings

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  4. "Great experience in a MNC company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Technical Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High tech company with multicultural high performance teams. The products are really interesting and built up for the future. Good opportunities if you have the will to go for the extra mile.

    Cons

    Once a smartphone leader, now with a rapid declining market share, its takes years to built up the ecosystem to attract the mass market. Its a question if the company will reach there..

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  5. "Good for short term but bad for long term"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Manager in Hong Kong

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of freedom. Paid is good. The company still has certain reputation. Has acess to the senior management of the telecommunication companies.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. Management has no vision for the long term. A lot of lazy people around. If you want to do a good job, you will be discourage by the inflexibility and lack of resources.

  6. "Good company to work for who provides you the chance to growth"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible working environment exposure to global and regional connection and engagement

    Cons

    no clear direction on global/regional strategy after the hard hit from Apple and Samsung

  7. "Good working place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very good working place and good people

    Cons

    poor control of IT spending.

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  8. COVID-19

    "Great company with many exciting opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Career path is strong, technology is cutting edge and the hardware to software transition makes sense to our customers

    Cons

    Covid situation has everyone working from home and it's hard to socialize.

  9. "Work Experiance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1_Flexible in timing and free to learn anything you want. 2_ Great support of all team member and nice lightweight culture

    Cons

    I could not find any dark side

  10. "Engineering: good working enviornment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Work with intelligent, motivated and forward looking people

    Cons

    Vision from the upper management not clear enough

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