BlackBerry Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 5 Dec 2020

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BlackBerry CEO & Executive Chair John Chen
John Chen
916 Ratings
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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. "Looked after me"

    5.0
     

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    - People - Work environment - Salary - Benefits

    Cons

    - Struggled due to external pressure from Android and iPhone

  2. "Project Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, benefits, work environment, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of transparency with employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and company, but the good days have ended!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, Benefits, great teams and company culture which all aids to great working environment. Multi-talented people with array of technological and people/ communications skills

    Cons

    Restricted career development and senior management indecisiveness in making decisions on correct company path and forward thinking for the company. Current global head reduction having an ongoing impact on employee and company morale.

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  4. "Software Developer Intern at Blackberry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BlackBerry for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Friendly and helpful colleagues. Benefits of a multinational company combined with experienced gained in a small office. Great pay for an internship. Courses offered for skill development; both paid training and online learning.

    Cons

    Office location is a bit too far away from Cambridge, not as convenient as other business parks in the area.

  5. "A very educational, hands-on internship"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, pleasant working environment, strong focus on personal and career development. Every technical person I met knew what they were doing.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the future of the company and stock options. Also uncertainty about whether a graduate position would be offered.

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  6. "Software Developer Intern at Blackberry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry for more than a year

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment Offers courses to improve your knowledge and skill As an Intern, can't ask for more

    Cons

    Not any I can think of.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "great place to work, relaxed atmosphere, and friendly people, but lacks leadership and direction from senior management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Systems Administrator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    The company offers some good benefits, and also a flexible working environment in most positions, good work/life balance, opportunities to learn and develop and take external training courses.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive as other companies, a lot of cost optimisation measures introduced resulted in reducing headcount and putting projects on hold/scrapped. Future is somewhat uncertain, a lot of talented people are leaving or have left already for better paid and more challenging jobs. The company relies too much on processes, which introduce a lot of delays, and there's a lot of politics. Management are not up to the standard.

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  8. COVID-19

    "Fun working environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Core OS Development Student in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Amazing work environment Positive experience Helpful team and managers

    Cons

    Working at home due to COVID

  9. "ead Lo"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ICT Engineer in Port Arthur, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working environment to the inner state

    Cons

    too much programming the much more to be learne

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  10. "Software Test Engineer"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Software Test Engineer 

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    good work environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    noting can say for cons

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