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Company Culture
4.1
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
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Person You Work For
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Rewards You Receive
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Support You Get
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Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
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"Change takes courage and they are working through some great challenges. BlackBerry is a great brand. I think they can recover."
Posted 8 years ago in Bellevue, WA
Senior Hardware Designer
in Waterloo, ON

"They are very nice. I really enjoyed working for my employer."

Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Research In Motion Employee
in Waterloo, ON

"It is an amazing Company to work for, I worked one year as a coop and an currently employed as Software Test- Engineer. I like this company I just wish company is doing better and more stable."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Research In Motion Employee
in Irving, TX

"It was a good experience working at Blackberry.Peoples are nice and work environment was good."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Systems Administrator
in Pompano Beach, FL

"Great company that has fallen on unfortunate times. Makers of a once iconic and highly desired product it was an amazing place to work. Relaxing work atmosphere, growth potential, and fair compensation made it a great experience."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Systems Administrator

"Company was good, however the department I worked in was appalling."

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"The company is currently under a lot of strain and is clawing to regain its market share. This stress is felt throughout the company"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"RIM had a remarkable product 10 years ago but have been unable to keep up with current market trends. Their investments in outdated technologies and inability to even match competitors with their features is causing them to lose significant market share. They bleed money in areas that should be simple to control. Parking, for example, was a major issue. They hired a team of people to address the parking issue by allowing them to build parking structures, repave and paint parking lots, etc. But the building manager would take it upon themselves to do this same job and waste money/time in the process when there was a dedicated team who could have taken this task. They spend ridiculous amounts of money on things that aren't of any significance. An offer letter, for example, was send by Fedex and printed on very expensive paper. The cost for sending an offer letter to a potential employee was over $50. This could have been alleviated by sending the offer letter via email (common practice) or having the potential employee drive in to pick it up. Many many other areas that money is being wasted in the business. And this cuts into profits and employee benefits/raises."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"The department I was in was poorly managed by someone who was not ready for management. He built the department from the ground up and was unable to relinquish control to his employees. He would need to be involved in every small detail and would not allow any work to be accomplished without his involvement"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Step down. He was not ready to be a manager. He was too keen on getting credit for the accomplishments and didn't take any accountability for the failures. He would throw his own employees under the bus when there was a mistake (often times in a meeting with a Director infront of the other employees). And when something went right, he would make sure he got the Kudo's in private and not allow anyone else to bask in the accomplishment."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Escalation Analyst
in Irving, TX

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Great environment and great growth opportunities for people in the Tech industry."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared for technical questions regarding your particular area of expertise."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"There was nothing I did not like about this company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to your employee's ideas, as they may be vital to future company success."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Corporate Trainer

"Most important professional experience of my life!"

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"In the beginning it was very entrepreneurial feeling. I was given the expectations to treat my job like a small business and network myself internally. As a result I have accomplished some huge goals, and have had some big jumps in responsibly! ExamplesMany c-level training sessions, designing & marketing sales campaigns, many many business trips, multiple invites to RIM's annual conference, large audience deliveries (almost 1000 people in attendance!) Training in many fields with many types of technology, subject matter expert lectures on SMB buying and selling habits, the list goes on!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Since the company has shifted, things have changed significantly, so it could be an entirely different company to interview for now. My approach when I interviewed was to be honest and to be myself. The interview was on a personal level, focusing more on what I can do for them with the skills and experience I had at present. At the time they were looking for a sales trainer that tips the scale in favor of fundamental sales understanding rather than polished facilitation experience. This unique opportunity and risk is what allowed for me to be successful during my time in this position at Research In Motion."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Management lacked business acumen as a result of visioning things departmentally, which in turn didn't fit with the corporate vision. Over & complex management was a major concern, and was constantly addressed in the media."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To trust and empower the employees, as they once did, which was when RIM was at its peak performance and profitability."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Software Verification Engineer

"Experienced QA professional with over 15 years of experience."

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Company really treated their employees well - from pay to the benefits and the work environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Always make sure to do your homework for the position that you are applying for."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Company was not innovative to stay abreast with the competition."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Need to constantly innovate with new products and service offerings."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Electronic Product Development Technician

"Hard worker, good team player and learning quickly"

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"This is a Good company, with good team and excellent products."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a Good company and worth to working for."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"There are too much meeting, Working slow for project and then delay."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Need better project manager to catch the time line and go faster."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technical Account Manager
in Andover, MA

"Nice place to work; frustrated with upper mgt communication"

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Freedom to do your work; excellent teamwork; excellent managers, nice facilities"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Good luck; ask for Roadmap info to assure that your role is key to their future"

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Product Management was slow to listen and then react to chenges in the market"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen and react quicker to the fedback from your own folks who face cusotmers."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Embedded Software Developer

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"independent, friendly, collaborative, good communication, interesting, big learning curve, challenging"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"good environment, lots of talented people, the company has become complacent"

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"lack of a bigger picture, lack of communication between other groups in the company, lack of greater impact of my work"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"have a better and more far reaching vision with a very confident self identity"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Global Account Manager
in Saint Louis, MO

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"You could be creative and guide the business the way you wanted to guide it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself. Business networking is a must to get your foot in the right door."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"They just laid off 6,000 great employees. They vaporised an entire division."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Product, Product and more Product in a timely fashion. They just need to deliver more devices."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Leading edge process technology and oppotunities to new processes. Oppotunities of sharping the skills"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Tell detail of related work, tell the ability of doing the work well"

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Too many layers of work structure and low work efficiency and slow decision making process in recent years"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"With good vision for te team, has a lot of passion of te work"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Developer

"I not only gained vauable work experience, also found motivation for carrer."

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"applicants should be prepared for technical question, interviews can be heavily technical related."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Company's vision have some diverges between founder and Marketing CEO."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"meetings can be better organized, and better communication between teams could be helpful."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Designer

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"I like the mobile development work, it is fun and many innovations."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is depends on which position you are applying. For radio, you should have solid knowlege for wireless system and programming skill."

What don't you like about working at Research In Motion?

"It seems the job is not stable right now, I hope more secure job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Need bring more control from software engineering, like more documentation."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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