Blackboard Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Client Implementation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Blackboard in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    (This is for their mobile division in San Francisco) Got the interview from their recruiter. Went into their HQ for a 2-hour interview meeting 3 people. Chatted with manager for 30 minutes. Just talk about what I have done and the people they are looking for. 2nd person is a web engineer. Asked me a few technical questions and I answered correctly for most. 3rd person is a client manager. Chatted about the role and had opportunity to ask her about different aspects of the role. Lastly I was given 3 questions basically asking me to draft 3 emails to different client situations.

    I was feeling very confident after the interview. However the recruiter called me the next day saying they feel I don't have enough communication skills for the post.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between 'include' and 'require' in OO PHP?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Blackboard in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    After a phone interview with the hiring manager I was invited in to spend a day and meet with subordinates, peers and superiors. After each session the person simply departed and the next person came in for their session. At the end of the day the last person simply walked me to the door. There was no closure or contracting regarding next steps. I followed up sending a note to each person and asking the hiring manager what the next steps were - never got a response. After 2 weeks I was told that they'd chosen an internal candidate. One month later the job is still posted.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe priorities of most recent position.   Answer Question
    • How did you interact with other organizations in your past position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Blackboard in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Everything was fine until I listed a former employer (competitor) and everything stopped.

    Interview Questions
    • Very easy upfront questions... Whats a difficulty you have over come in the last year...   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I could not due to non compete.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Blackboard in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me fairly quickly and arranged for several phone interviews followed by a few on-site meetings. Like with any interview try to do some research about the company beforehand as they are incredibly proud of what they do and what they've done.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Blackboard in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with four people over 2 days. Two would be colleagues two would be supervisors/management. Questions were 60/40 personality/work style and technical. The focus was on who you were after the tech bonifides were determined. Honest about compensation and advancement, I didn't feel I was snowed at all once I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Despite this being an individual contributor position not related to the education based product I was asked about my thoughts on the industry and how Blackboard could make an impact.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Escalation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Blackboard in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was smooth and stress free

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Blackboard in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Excellent company to work for. Great teams and leadership. Most people are in the 25 to 45 age group. Mentality is work hard,play hard. Benefits are very good and company really cares about its people so they do whatever it takes to make you happy. Telecommuting options are also available.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very good process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Service Delivery Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview Details

    It was a short first telephone screening with one of the recruiters in the US. The recruiter told me that I would get feedback until a specific date. Since I had no news I sent two e-mails in a time span of 20 days, to ask about the progress of my application, but the recruiter never replied.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solutions Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was via phone with the immediate manager, it was very relaxed, most of all the manager wanted to know how I would fit in the position, my working style and how much I knew about the market and job responsibilities.

    The second (and third) interviews were with the (Senior) Account Executives with whom I would be working and the Director Sales. The interview with the Account Executives were about how much I knew about the customer needs, the trends, the market, and so on while the interview with the Director Sales was more focused in my sales approach.

    Interview Questions
    • A mock presentation to measure my presentation / selling skills   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is fairly straight forward. The trick is to come prepared and let your past accomplishments speak.

    1. Open source, eat it, love it, become it. Open up a github account, comment, fix, and contribute code. Get your name out there!
    2. Dressing in a suit, as with most Bay Area companies on your interview day is often discouraged. Go in looking sharp, i.e. respectable jeans, clean shoes, maybe an Atari t-shirt with a sports jacket.
    3. If you lack professional experience in the engineering role you're after, spin up some AWS nodes and start experimenting. Install Ruby, out together a few web apps... use jenkins to push the code from your github account to your personal AWS server. Most companies will will consider you over more qualified/educated candidates when you're able to express passion.
    4. Come prepared with a laptop and your own wi-fi hotspot. Techies who interview you do not want to interview you, it takes time out of their day when they could be doing more important things. You need to 'WOW' the engineer. Do this by talking about your skills without sounding 'cocky'. If the person interviewing you shows interest in, say, what ever solution you have experience with, offer to show him/her - impress them by taking out your laptop and showing off your code. Take it one step farther, show them your code in action by being prepared with your own wi-fi hotspot. There's nothing worst than being 95% ready to go and being held back by the lack of a public wi-fi access point, or worst yet, looking like an idiot when you enter the password wrong due to whatever reason. Be prepared, be 'Johnny on the spot'! I would even go as far as to drive up to the company the night before just to test that my wi-fi hotspot gets adequate coverage.
    5. Chemistry - Most Bay Area companies value culture. Let's face it, if you've been working with Merril Lynch for the past decade as an investment banker whose interviewing for a software development job based off of personal interest, chances are you're going to feel some culture friction. As with chemistry, be yourself... if being yourself is wearing a suit every day, engineering in SF is probably not for you. Tell a few jokes with the interviewers.
    6. Be straight forward! Engineers hate BS/red tape. We want the quickest, straightest route to project completion as possible. When the time comes, explain how, for instance, XXX Operating system managed to 'grind your gears' due to an inherent flaw, how you managed to over said issue, and how you celebrated said accomplishment with a satisfying locally brewed IPA. Again, be yourself, one would be hard pressed NOT to find a software company within the Bay Area that lacks a keg-o-rator.
    7. Interview them. Ask them questions about where they used to work, how long they've been with the organization, what tech blogs they read... offer some stories if you're associated with said blog. Earn their trust, if it's 20 minutes past the interviewer's allocated time slot, you two are having a good conversation, take a deep breath and ask them how they like working there and what their biggest day-to-day gripe(s) are. Often, said interviewer will be down right honest, you may choose not to work for said company. However, on the other hand, you just made a friend/connection.
    8. Meetups - go to as many meet ups re: the technology that peeks your interest, interact, contribute, and absorb.

    Bottom line, the perfect position for any said techie is out there, more specifically, right here in the Bay Area. Show your feathers, get hired, work your butt off, have some fun, go home, be happy!

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most interesting/most complex project you undertook in your spare time?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, the offer they gave me seemed fair
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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