Black Duck Software

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Black Duck Software Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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4.1 15 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Lou Shipley

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Revolutionary Dynamic Company

    Corporate Sales (Current Employee) Burlington, MA

    ProsInnovative 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.

    ConsFast 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunities, but horrible work/life balance depending on dept.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burlington, MA

    ProsBDS Is very good at providing room to grow. They do not limit how their employees excel, and if you have an idea, they will behind you 100% to implementation. There are new offices that are very clean, nice, and spacious. The senior management has an excellent head on their shoulders, and knows where the company is going overall.

    ConsWork/Life balance is an extremely problematic issue at BDS, depending on your department. Sales and Marketing run all cylinders, all the time, with no concern about employee burnout. Both departments are understaffed, and taking sick days is extremely looked down upon. Coming in at 8:30/9am and leaving around 7pm or later is not unusual.

    For a Boston tech company with 100-150 employees, the benefits are barely average; there is no matching 401k, the insurance offered is an HMO for the cost of what other companies offer PPO, the pay is significantly (15%+) below market. Snacks and drinks are not free. Company laptops are provided, however they are likely to be previously used and will not be replaced until they are 100% non-functional, even if they are extremely (5+ years) old and partially non-functional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile you know where the company is going, I would seriously consider how much you value your talent, and if you're interested in keeping them; with the way the economy continues to improve, people are going to realise that there are better opportunities elsewhere with less hours, more pay, and better benefits.

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsLocation: 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 Senior ManagementNone public.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    A bit of a mixed bag

    (Former Employee)

    ProsThe offices are very nice, and are customized for Black Duck with all size conference rooms and even small private rooms for making phone calls. There is a nice work culture, and it is still small enough that you can get to know people in other departments . People enjoy socializing with each other more than I've seen at other places. High quality employees throughout the company who are motivated and work hard. The walls are lined with black rubber ducks to prove that we are a "quirky" and "fun" company.

    ConsThe company is in its awkward teenage years, in-between a small start up, and a big company. but lacking the benefits of both. Departments don't seem to talk and collaborate with each other well, as you would expect in a start up, and our products are clunky and hard to use as a result. There are obvious holes in certain key functions of the company where no positions exist, so these functions go undone. The "transparency" and "collaboration" that is often alluded to by management, does not really exist below the surface at this company. Not much guidance or support for individuals, career or otherwise. Management doesn't pay much attention to the day to day stuff that is going on. Not much diversity in the staff, and no movement to increase diversity. Salaries and benefits below average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out and see what is going on on a day-to-day basis in the company. Ask employees for their feedback, and be more responsive to day to day stuff going on in the company. Provide more support and guidance for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    An interesting one where a lot was learned

    Misc (Current Employee)

    ProsProduct/Service that organizations truly need, a winning executive team, nice/intelligent co-workers, a company that allows company outings/etc, nice office space, lots more

    Conssales can be cut throat and cold and you won't always receive the direction, guidance or feedback needed from sales managers to ensure that you'll be successful. also, there is little balance between work and free time.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone. they are all great for the most part.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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