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Pros
  • "Very comfortable work environment(in 192 reviews)

  • "Good management team with good work life balance(in 157 reviews)

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  • "BlackBerry upper management has unrealistic expectations regarding the solutions available in the market(in 130 reviews)

  • "The senior management wasn't that receptive to change"(in 64 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee
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      Exciting times at BlackBerry

      Nov 3, 2020 - Manager in London, England, England
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      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)

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best employer to work for

      Jun 6, 2021 - Technical Lead in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England, England
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      Pros

      Great colleagues, diverse teams, High quality technical work

      Cons

      Sad that the business didn't last in spite of great brand recognition

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      okay

      Oct 7, 2021 - Senior Finanvial Advisor in London, England, England
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      Pros

      good job many people good choice

      Cons

      low pay low time low break

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      overall satisfactory

      Sep 2, 2021 - Human Resources Manager in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      good benefits and supportive structure

      Cons

      big golfing culture within the company

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      May 25, 2021 - Sales in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      none that I know of yet

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

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      Jun 1, 2021 - Protocol Stack and Systems Developer 
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      Pros

      Good work life balance Good benefits

      Cons

      wasnot stable enough career progression opportunities are limited

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great technology.

      Mar 25, 2021 - Sales Development Representative (SDR) in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good name, great product. Nice!

      Cons

      No life balance-long working hours.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company and opportunities to grow

      Mar 10, 2021 - Business Development Representative in London, England, England
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      Pros

      My team and others who work at BlackBerry are amazing - everybody is very supportive. The whole hiring process was very professional and prompt. The training structure is well thought out and organised. The products are high level and very interesting to learn more about. The culture and values are aligned with what I expected. Benefits Access to higher learning and courses Ability to progress if you wish

      Cons

      Nothing comes to mind but the quality of colleagues means high standards.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Still behave like a second rate mobile phone company

      Mar 27, 2021 - Sales Representative 
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      Pros

      I really can't think of a single one

      Cons

      Weak and unskilled SLT. They basically gaslight the staff and destroy self confidence in order to gain control. Lack of direction and very unprofessional.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good perks but poor management and strategy

      Nov 12, 2020 - Human Resources 
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      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.

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