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RIM / Research In Motion Ltee.


Size of company: Large (More than 500 employees)

Industry: Electrical, Electronic

  • I can only speak from my 12 months experience at RIM8:

    Business model, vision and strategy
    Fly by the seat of your pants, changing daily, even hourly at times.

    Management's skills
    Non-existent. Spend 10 - 15 hours a week filling in triplicate forms and sitting at meetings watching inept manager struggle with Excel and Outlook.

    Values and corporate culture
    Culture is one of "look after yourself" and one of fear and backstabbing

    Internal communication
    More comunication is wasted about toilet renovations than where we are headed in the next 12 months.

    No feedback means it's all good.

    My work is recognized and stolen by inept manager and passed as his own.

    Outysiders think "RIM??WOW!!"

    I have no idea what my contribution is.

    Work space (layout)
    Noisy crowded cubicle city with small workstations, always cold, poor lighting, drab blue gray, look up and it's like you have been dropped in the middle of a warehouse. Plus having to undress and go through metal detector x ray screening when going to lunch and leaving for the day is really bothersome.

    Co-workers avoid eye contact when passing in the halls, everyone keeps to their own clique.

    Recruitment, development, retention
    Recruiting lots from outside canada, forcing them to stay in servitude.

    Tasks and responsibilities
    Work is OK.

    Teamwork and cooperation
    Teamwork? Silos within silos and taking credit for yoyr work and backstabbing is commo.

    Organization of work
    The fake HR posts are true. RIM grew too quick too fast and still has the small company mentality. OD is to be feared as they apparently monitor everything. So what OD? Do YOU take pride creating and sustaining this atmosphere that is so counterproductive?

    Compensation and benefits
    Salary, benefits and vacation is good, as they need to bribe to get and retain emloyees.

    Schedule, work load and holidays
    See above.

    Stress is what you make it.

    Work/family life balance
    What you make it. No one can force you to work 16 hours a day.

    All up to you.

    Up to you.

    Posted on 6 March 2011 by Rater #252 | Flag as inappropriate

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