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BlackBerry Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.3
55%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
650 Ratings
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  1. "RIM > BlackBerry"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    management back then did an excellent job

    BlackBerry2015-10-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "a gamble"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    stock price is not everything

    BlackBerry2018-12-03
  3. "Good Place to work"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    more transparent regarding the direction will be good

    BlackBerry2014-04-06
  4. "Great experience in a MNC company"

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    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..

    Advice to Management

    Clear accountability and a leadership that works

    BlackBerry2013-11-19
  5. "Good for short term but bad for long term"

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    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.

    BlackBerry2013-04-07
  6. "Good company to work for who provides you the chance to growth"

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    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

    BlackBerry2013-01-24
  7. "Good working place"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    not at this moment

    BlackBerry2012-09-10
  8. "awesome,"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - QA Analyst 

    I have been working at BlackBerry part-time

    Pros

    good work credit goes to the team

    Cons

    Good performance, bad ediitng team

    BlackBerry2020-01-13
  9. "Great company and great products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    CEO works as a strategist, very well positioned. Very good product portfolio and technology, new Hot security products incorporated recently from Cylance acquisition.

    Cons

    The company could have a better strategy to cover international territories.

    BlackBerry2020-01-07
  10. "Great company but sometimes very funny decisions"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in Denpasar
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice people and very supportive

    Cons

    Declining market, hard to gain recoqnition if you arent in company future goals (legacy business)

    BlackBerry2019-12-14
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