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Engaging work, above average pay, friendly co-workers

Software Engineer (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

Pros- BB has had setbacks, but it's still a world leader in smartphone. BB10 is set to launch 2013 Jan 30th
- Challenging and engaging work with embedded systems
- Decent pay
- Friendly colleagues

Cons- Not everyone there is as motivated as you'd hope. This makes a big difference in how you feel about the work.

Advice to Senior Management- My immediate management was solid, no complaints.
- Company is in a tough spot right now, so it doesn't exactly have the luxury: but cut the fat wherever you can.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern: The company is recovering, but still has some bureaucracy which can be maddening.

    Performance Measurement (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at BlackBerry as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Comfortable Work environment. Meaningful work. Cons: Bureaucracy. Slow pace of getting things done. Not a data… Advice to Senior Management: I think a data driven approach to infrastructure and the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Hardware Engineer (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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


    Pros: Nice people, low cost of living Cons: Corporate structure not efficient, alot of dead weight... Advice to Senior Management: get rid of useless people... seriously No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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