Black Duck Software Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
16 Reviews

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    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In the short period of time I've been employed here, I have had nothing but a positive experience. The training is thorough and helps you quickly adapt to the corporate culture (which is indeed very fun). While hammering the phone is not the most glamorous job, management gives you ample independence while also providing the correct incentives in order to succeed. Compared to my friends who are business development reps at other firms, my experience has been much, much better. Additionally, the opportunity for ascending within the company is exceptional as the company is experiencing tremendous growth.

    Cons

    There isn't much...maybe the commute?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Job for Working Mom!

    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a new mom, I wasn't sure how I was going to balance work responsibilities with parenthood, but Black Duck has made it easier and better than I thought possible! From our CFO and CMO to my peers and colleagues, I've been shown nothing less than profound kindness and flexibility. My job is demanding (in a good way), rewarding, and I work with a wonderful team!

    Cons

    As with any fast-growing company, there's a lot of work to do, but I don't see that as a Con, particularly when you feel appreciated for the things you do.

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    Positive Outlook
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    experience was okok...I would say good to start with but no future being there for a long time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time

    Pros

    The HR was really helpful...She made me fell at home..

    Cons

    No future if you stay for long in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience so far

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere, helpful and highly skilled coworkers to name a very few. The best aspect of my internship here so far has been that this is real hands on experience since they don't have a lot of interns and hence, us, the few (and the proud) get to work on real projects with full time employees that get released to public unlike most stereotypical software development internships where your projects never get to see the light of day. The company deals with open source software and has seen a meteoric rise in the past year and a half. The staff is super friendly and there's plenty of people of Europe and India which makes it a very diverse workplace. After work, we gather to watch the Euro Soccer Tournament. However, that's not to say that its all fun and no work because there is a lot of work to do and the amount of stuff I've learned so far has made me realize that college education is a just a way to get a foot in the door. Its a whole new learning experience then on. All in all, a very memorable experience where I have learned a lot and I mean a LOT.

    Cons

    None, really except that maybe the hourly rate that they pay interns, even though very competitive esp. with the generous overtime pay, could have been a tad bit more but then again maybe I'm being greedy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Rocking!
    (Can you guys please repair the XBOX (read: red ring of death) in the game room? Thanks.)

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing company that is a great place to work and has great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software

    Pros

    The company has a great team atmosphere, great people to work with, management is very open about the plan of the company and keeps employees informed about what is going on. The company makes a point that employees need to have a work-life balance. The company has a flexible work schedule to allow you to adjust to other items happening in your life. Benefits are comparable with others in the industry. All employees receive new hire training from all of the departments to help them learn about the company quickly.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly, so there is always work to be done which can be a good and a bad thing.

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Growing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software

    Pros

    Growing company, fun environment, feels like each person really matters.

    Cons

    Growth comes at the cost of minor cultural adjustments

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    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Successful teamwork!

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software

    Pros

    The company is growing at a stellar rate, due to the importance and significance of our offerings, the well-run nature of the company and our visionary (yet still practical) CEO. The management team keeps employees apprised of our current state and desired future growth, which is very promising! The Black Duck marketing department takes teamwork seriously and is a highly effective, highly collaborative group. Personnel specializing in social media, lead generation, direct marketing, products, programs, public relations and communications work together so well, and it’s a pleasure to be part of this dynamic, professional and FUN group!

    Cons

    As with any company growing at this rate, Black Duck is very successful and very busy - which is actually a good thing!
    Benefits are typical for a start-up and adequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With so many intelligent, dedicated and interesting people at Black Duck, we should try to foster and create more inter-departmental activities.

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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Simply great

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software

    Pros

    Access to the cutting edge technologies on market

    Cons

    Not enough funding and so no access to commercial products

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revolutionary Dynamic Company

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software

    Pros

    Innovative product from and innovative company in a new and exciting industry. Demand for products and services has been incredible and growth has been remarkable. A young, energetic company with amazing people and exciting unique culture. Extremely competent and "well known" executive staff that are always willing to lend a hand. No role is too small or unimportant.

    Cons

    Fast growing most of the time equates to lots of work. The day goes by fast and when you're around people who all enjoy what they are doing it makes it much easier.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Black Duck Software

    Pros

    If you believe in free/open-source software use, this company is focused on just that. It's a great place for people that have interest in progressive licensing.

    Cons

    Location: Waltham, MA. The commute is terrible for most of us, having no public transportation and the highways and back-roads around the office are perpetually congested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None public.

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