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58 English questions out of 58

4 October 2021

Does BlackBerry offer massages?

Pros

You'll get some swag, free coffee and free food on different days.

Cons

Micro managed, terrible managers, treated like cattle....and they are going out of business so stay away.

Advice to Management

go back to school and learn 2021 management styles.

You'll get some swag, free coffee and free food on different days.

4 October 2021

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12 November 2020

Does BlackBerry offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Thanks to small teams and underinvestment in hiring in certain areas, your scope is bigger than usual sometimes and you gain more experience than you might do elsewhere. Pockets of great management and genuinely committed leaders who are a pleasure to work for. Strong benefits package - not particularly innovative but competitive. Compensation packages varied in competitiveness but good. Generally the employee population is committed, friendly and open. Some wonderful people work there.

Cons

The executive team. There appears to be little to no strategy (and when it did crop up, it was eternally changing) and the leadership didn’t attempt to motivate, understand or support the workforce. Instead, the go to appears to be rule by fear. This trickles down to lower management tiers who are taught that the same old school rude behaviour is acceptable. From an HR team perspective, there was no global strategy or any semblance of an attempt to work towards any kind of long term goal. Instead there was favouritism and subsequently a blind eye towards poor performance & sometimes genuinely obstructive behaviour if the person was in the right circle. There are some very hard working people in those teams who work to the bone, and in return are treated dismissively by leadership & expected to work seven days a week whilst their teams reduce due to attrition with no backfills granted.

Advice to Management

I very much hope BlackBerry is successful again, but I can’t imagine that anything will change given the driving seat has been occupied by broadly the same Sybase alumni team since John Chen’s arrival - and still has very little to show for it. Attempt to communicate with your employee base. The bar is set very low, so any effort will genuinely be welcomed as an improvement.

Strong benefits package

12 November 2020

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3 November 2020

Does BlackBerry offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good benefits (pension, dental and healthcare, share scheme etc.) Future focused - new go to market strategy and suite of products Sales teams are growing, as are the sales figures Fun people to work

Cons

More work needed to communicate the vision effectively to staff Marketing activity needed to help customers understand to the product offering (i.e. cyber security not handsets)

Advice to Management

Speed up the decision making and delegate more to local leaders.

Good benefits (pension, dental and healthcare, share scheme etc.)

3 November 2020

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4 May 2020

Does BlackBerry offer parental leave?

Pros

Health Insurance is good and descent paid.

Cons

Not morally correct. They terminated me after 8 long years of service only 4 weeks before having my child (Or 8 months pregnant) conveniently cutting mat-leave benefits, insurance, etc. Same with other ladies (at least another 4). Overall, very unstable working environment, sales' targets and processes are messed-up. Poor product education, no telecommuting at all at any level or the CEO gets upset. CEO practice terror philosophy among executives and it cascades. Unfortunately, this nothing compare to what BB was in the past.

Advice to Management

Working environment and philosophy is very old Asian style. CEO should learn from the leading American IT companies and how they operate their business and their team of experts. Lastly, treat employees that are delivering YoY ethically and don't use law loopholes to avoid short term disability and Maternity leave.

leave benefits, insurance, etc. Same with other ladies (at least another 4).

4 May 2020

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3 November 2020

Does BlackBerry have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits (pension, dental and healthcare, share scheme etc.) Future focused - new go to market strategy and suite of products Sales teams are growing, as are the sales figures Fun people to work

Cons

More work needed to communicate the vision effectively to staff Marketing activity needed to help customers understand to the product offering (i.e. cyber security not handsets)

Advice to Management

Speed up the decision making and delegate more to local leaders.

Good benefits (pension, dental and healthcare, share scheme etc.)

3 November 2020

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