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Canada’s Top Employers: A Few Reasons to Want a RIM Job

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The joke never gets old.

Now in its 12th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering the best workplace environment for their employees. Today, the project sent out a news release announcing the 2011 winners and RIM was chosen as one of those leading employers.

Some of the reasons why RIM was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011:

  • Gives new employees a free BlackBerry smartphone on their first day
  • Offers tuition subsidies to employees and is only a short walk to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Helps employees plan for retirement with matching RSP contributions and lets all employees share in the company’s success through a year-end bonus program
  • Provides onsite massage services, flu shot clinics and discounted gym memberships to help employees stay healthy
  • Is an incredible Canadian success story that continues to expand and develop new markets worldwide, creating thousands of new jobs at home and around the world

Learn more about Research in Motion as an employer here.

Research in Motion makes Top 5 Hot Canadian Companies

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The Province has put together their list of the Top 5 Canadian companies and RIM is at the top of their list. Here is what they had to say about the company:

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When its executives aren’t trying to repatriate the Phoenix Coyotes, they’re busy making and marketing the BlackBerry smart phone.

Founded by Mike Lazaridis in 1984 in Waterloo, Ont., RIM has seen its share of ups and downs. Patent disputes and stock-option scandals have both made headlines for the wrong reasons. But when the president of the United States is rarely seen without your product, you know you’ve got something to sell to the world.

With annual revenue of approximately $11 billion for fiscal 2009 and with more than 12,000 employees, RIM has proven that Canadian companies can compete in technology.

RIM faces some tough competition in the smart-phone domain, including heavyweights Apple and Palm, but analysts expect its market share to grow into next year and beyond.

Recent polls have indicated that the majority of consumers who plan on buying a smart phone in the near future intend to buy a BlackBerry.

The only problem I have with the Top 5 is that the list included companies from unrelated markets. The next company on the list is Boston Pizza, which I had no idea was Canadian. I would love to see the Top 5 Canadian High Tech Companies.

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New RIM jobs posted on BlackBerryJobs.com!

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RIM jobs! Get your RIM jobs! Get ‘em while they’re hot! 7 fresh positions at Research in Motion have been posted on BlackBerryJobs.com, including Mobile Application Architect, Infrastructure Solutions Architect, and Operations Analyst. Exciting titles as they may be, there are no doubt plenty of readers out there who can fill those shoes and wear those hats. If you’re an employer with some holes to fill, go on and post a job! Oh, we’re also selling those shirts for any recruiters in Waterloo…