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Simply great

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing opportunities, but horrible work/life balance depending on dept.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Black Duck Software

    Pros

    BDS 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.

    Cons

    Work/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 ManagementAdvice

    While 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.

    Approves of CEO
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