Research In Motion Employee Job Reviews in the United States

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On average, employees at Research In Motion give their company a 4.1 rating out of 5.0 - which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Research In Motion employees are Software Developers submitting an average rating of 4.1.

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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 69 Research In Motion Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.1
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.1
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Posted 8 years ago in Irving, TX
Senior Map Database Engineer

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."

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
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
Web Developer
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
Field Engineer

"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
Director of Engineering

"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
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
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
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
Senior Lead Product Manager

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
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
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
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
Global Account Manager

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
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

Research In Motion Reviews FAQs

Is Research In Motion a good company to work for?

Research In Motion has an overall rating of 4.1 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 69 Research In Motion Review Ratings left anonymously by Research In Motion employees, which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 96% of employees would recommend working at Research In Motion.

Does Research In Motion pay their employees well?

Research In Motion employees earn $81,000 annually on average, or $39 per hour, which is 23% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 49 Research In Motion employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Research In Motion Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Research In Motion?

96% of employees would recommend working at Research In Motion with the overall rating of 4.1 out of 5. Employees also rated Research In Motion 4.1 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.1 for Rewards You Receive, 3.7 for Growth Opportunities and 4.0 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Research In Motion?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Research In Motion is a Director of Engineering at $200,000 annually. Browse Research In Motion Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Research In Motion?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Research In Motion is a Shipping Clerk at $22,000 annually. Browse Research In Motion Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Research In Motion?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Research In Motion to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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