While Research in Motion is based in Canada, it is a global company with a U.S. subsidiary in Irving, Texas, and other U.S. offices in Georgia, Washington, Massachusetts, California, Illinois and Florida. All new employees receive a free BlackBerry, and the company's Healthy@RIM program offers on-site massage, ergonomic assessments and gym memberships.
RIM's corporate philanthropy program is focused on outreach to students in science, engineering and business programs. President and Co-Chief Executive Mike Lazaridis is heavily involved in philanthropy. He donated $100 million to the University of Waterloo to help establish an institute for quantum computing and $150 million to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.