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Company Culture
4.1
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
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Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
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Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
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Posted 7 years ago in Irving, TX
Senior Lead Product Manager
in New Madrid, MO

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"The spirit and the team work focus on the same objectives"

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

"Investigate more into the local market and inside the company for new hires"

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

"New hire not qualified for the role or job description"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Looking the details for the real background for the leadership"

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

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"It has a very fun and casual atmosphere and everyone gets along extremely well... but it was the clean facilities and Ice Cream Fridays that were a big win as to why I loved working at the company."

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

"Have a great sense of humor and know your stuff."

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

"The lack of communication between departments seemed to hinder the process and product development/launch."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up with communication and be on top of your emails. Always make sure that your team is on track with their tasks before deadline!!"

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 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Account Manager

"excellent overall individual contributor as well as a team player"

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"I love the product as an effective corporate and business tool"

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

"Be sure to ask lots of questions during the interview process"

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

"Unfortunately there is not a set career growth path or opportunities for many employees"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Need to be more involved with the daily activities of team members"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Financial Analyst

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"The commute into work is short and the traffic tends to be moderate."

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

"It's all smoke and mirrors. It's like the Wizard of Oz - pull open the curtain and you're meant with disappointment. The company use to have a great image, but those days are long gone. Do yourself a favor and look some where else."

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

"I don't feel like I have job security. The company is undergoing a re-organization and people are being randomly layed-off, that is, its not based on merit but which department you're working at. The lay offs continue although quietly and secretively. The people at Research In Motion of some of most cold and careless people I've met. I didn't know what an ugly Canadian was until I started to work for RIM."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would try to be the best mentor possible by understanding the needs and talents of the employee. I would towards addressing the employees needs and exploiting the employees talents."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Director of Engineering
in Chicago, IL

"RIM has gone from market leader to 2nd tier due to leadership errors"

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Very good products and technology and very well engineered and designed."

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

"I couldn't recommend my current employer at this time until the company has restructured appropriately,"

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

"Very poor executive leadership with poor customer & market focus."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The executive leadership should review and restructure the business around core products and services."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Field Engineer
in Redwood City, CA

"Good opportunity good technology"

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"The Technology is great."

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

"Lack of focus"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Bring new technology faster to the marketplace"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 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 4 / 5
Web Developer
in Redwood City, CA
Person You Work For 1.5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1.5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Developer Intern
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
Engineering Specialist
Person You Work For 3.5 / 5 People You Work With 2.5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 2.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Map Database Engineer
in Sunnyvale, CA

What do you like about working at Research In Motion?

"Product line"

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

"Make sure you know what they are asking to do for them."

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

"Not utilizing the internal resources and too much waste."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus on the product release before marketing it."

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