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AP analyst at RIM 5 years

Current Employee - AP Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - AP Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

easy work, no challenging, boring

Cons

too much volume, too mcuh stress

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic, Politically unstable, Silo mentality, No accountability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Flexible working
    Interesting industry
    Ability to test pre-release devices

    Cons

    Overladen with processes nobody adheres to/respects
    Silo mentality - you find yourself working against other business units rather than with them
    There are far too many political wars going on. I know RIM isn't the only company that experiences this, but for a company currently in a turnaround transition, this is ridiculous. Far too much backstabbing, petty arguments etc
    Nobody wants to take accountability for decisions, that's why it takes weeks even months to reach solutions
    Some senior executives are grossly incompetent, relying on their teams to help them look good. RIM is a boys club, with senior exec promotions being based on who you know rather than your merit and intelligence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your indecisive, egotistical, and emotionally unstable senior execs and start looking for realt talent outside of RIM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place but

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, interesting problems to work on, some great people, good pay, fine balance between work and life, appreciation of hard word

    Cons

    too much politics, poor planning, you feel that the outcome of one's work goes no where, invisible product management, and recently lots of lay offs, slackers do not get penalized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more lean, beef up on product management (not more people but smarter more involved and listen to them), lock in designs early and minimize the churn

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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