BlackBerry
Waterloo, Ontario
Formerly known as Research In Motion Limited (RIM), BlackBerry is a Canadian-based multinational wireless telecommunications software and mobile hardware company best known to the general public as the developer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones and tablets, but is transitioning to becoming a worldwide provider of software for industrial applications and mobile device management.
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BBM Engineer

Mississauga, ON, Canada

$2,800
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Blackberry is as much as can be expected from a large company/ corporate work environment. The work is dependent on the team.
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Software Developer

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$3,200
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I was very lucky with the mentor I got at BlackBerry - he was very helpful and I learned a lot from him but the biggest issue is that there is not a lot of work to do in the first place. I sat around making myself look busy for at least 50% of the term and the work I was doing did not seem very meaningful. Kanata is a pretty boring place - would not recommend in the winter unless if you bring a car. The bus service needs work, it's hard to get around, and there's not much to do.
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Software Developer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$3,287
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I worked with the enterprise solutions department. There's a lot of smart people at BlackBerry that provide excellent mentorship. There's no real perks/benefits to working there. There are plenty of other co-ops for you to socialize with. Overall, it's a good place to gain experience.
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I had a wonderful work term here, with the best team ever. The software I wrote here was open-sourced and now used by many. My desk was huge with 4 monitors, and the desk was adjustable in height (really expensive desk!). Cubical walls were low, so we can see everything when standing. Pay is low, but we do internships for experience, not money.
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I enjoyed it, but it really depends on your team. Morale is really low on some teams, so look out.
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Software Development Student

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$3,220
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Had a fantastic mentor, and a great opportunity to contribute to a new tool. Office was a bit depressing with the empty cubicles, but they're moved everything to the buildings up at Northfield now. Work is about as hectic as you let it be - there's always more work in this transition period.
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Software Test & Tools Developer (Co Op)

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,379
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Working in the now defunct BB10 web browser team while it was on its last legs was a great experience. The team was wonderful, I was assigned a mentor/supervisor who took me under their wing and taught me a lot, but I found out that the work wasn't for me. I was doing a lot of testing and automation, which isn't really my thing but it might be for you!
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Software Tools Developer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$3,100
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Worked in Enterprise Continuous Delivery back in 2016. The team was cool and the work was good, especially since it was my first co-op term. Worth taking this job, you'll definitely learn a lot about continuous integration, which plenty of companies have asked me about since.
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