Reimagining education

Blackboard – Why Work For Us?

We are here to reimagine education.

We're shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring people to find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered and experienced. Through technology and services we bring people closer to the knowledge they seek and to ways they can change their own education and the world for the better.

The drive to make a difference and lead the evolution of education is at the core of what makes our solutions so effective. From teachers and administrators to students and parents, we build on everyone’s best to build a better education experience.

undefinedAround the globe, Blackboard solutions are helping to improve every aspect of the education experience. Clients are using our technology to reach more students in immediate, personalized new ways. They are helping their educators become more effective. Keeping everyone informed, involved, collaborating together, and meeting the high expectations of today’s learners. And they’re doing it in a cost-effective way that helps to sustain services and programs, even as outcomes are improved over time—finally, the new generation of education is here.

Making a difference can be hard, but by working together we can achieve real change.

We can help you:

  • Improve individual and institutional performance
  • Make teaching and learning more effective—in the classroom and beyond
  • Take the education experience mobile
  • Reach your community with important information anytime, anywhere
  • Make more informed decisions and improve outcomes
  • Offer a more engaging, interactive, individualized learning experience
  • Make life on and off-campus more convenient and secure
  • Deliver services and experiences that meet the new expectations of learners

Work at Bb

Want to truly impact the way the world is learning? Work at Blackboard. Every day brings new challenges and new ideas. And you’ll never get bored in the fast-paced fields of education and technology.

At the heart of our business we’re committed to creating a better education experience. We live this mission every day. When we’re not evolving the industry, we’re volunteering in local classrooms, interacting with educators and investing in education.

Join our team of thinkers, doers and visionaries. Share ideas and be heard, build relationships and be part of environment where energy and innovation are contagious.

Never stop learning. Work at Blackboard.

Blackboard is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

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Blackboard is helping to build a better education experience. To make the learning model of tomorrow available today. We live this mission every day. But a better education experience comes in many forms, not just in the technology we enable. It is also seen in the environments where learners live and interact. By actively taking part in our local communities, we’re working to broaden our reach and our impact. We’re getting involved. We’re creating new stories of improvement. That’s what the Blackboard Education Corps is all about.

Through our partnership with Greater DC Cares or its global partner Hands On Network, Blackboard employees are getting involved to make their local communities better. Each year, our employees use one day of paid leave to participate in projects that make a difference in communities around the world.

It’s called the Blackboard Education Corps and it’s another way that our employees are making the education experience better.

Benefits

The passion for education and the drive to make a difference are at the core of what makes Blackboard a great place to work. Blackboard fosters an environment where new ideas are welcome and employees are recognized and rewarded for their contributions. In fact, Blackboard continues to operate with the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of its start-up days.

At Blackboard, we want you to have more than just a job. We have your successful long term career goals in mind. That’s why we are proud to offer a competitive benefits package that is designed to support many areas of your life.

Download our benefits preview. 

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    Good place to make an impact in the world and help students with their education!

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    Current Employee - Employed Observer  in  Somerset, KY
    Current Employee - Employed Observer in Somerset, KY

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay for sure, best in the area for entry level. Good opportunities to move up to higher level positions. The type of work is awesome. We help students address their problems so they can focus on learning. Great people and managers at the locations. Management really seems to care in Somerset even though their corporate counterparts tend to make their jobs hard. The culture in Somerset is really like one very large family and everyone tries to help each other. The big boss in Somerset is a guy you can talk to and he really believes in what we are doing, helping students! He can be competitive and really pushes everyone to pitch in and help each other.

    Cons

    Seasonal hiring leaves new advisors feeling unsure about the future of their jobs. Staffing is often cut to the bones leaving those working to carry a large load. Corporate DC team not engaged with the centers and tends to send down unachievable goals with no resources to make it happen. There is a tendency to look down on the center personnel that are working directly with students as if we are just tools to be replaced. Corporate team hurts culture with poor processes (payroll as an example) and planning. The do not seem to listen to center managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the work in the centers. This is where the action is. Help your center managers improve the culture by engaging and taking their issues seriously. Address their issues more quickly and show you care about the people in the centers (they are the largest group of Bb employees in the company).

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

    Interview Details

    Had Technical Phone interview and then Face to Face at onsite later on. Interview process was standard. Asked some technical questions and asked some practical scenarios. They just took two days to make the offer and accepted immediately.

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Additional Info

Website www.blackboard.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors D2L, Instructure, Pearson

We're shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring people to find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered and experienced. Through technology and services we bring people closer to the knowledge they seek and to ways they can change their... More

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