Black Duck Software

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Is more a 'business' then a 'tech company'.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Waltham, MA

ProsBest thing about Black Duck: They are open to new ideas, and if you're willing to spearhead a project, they'll let you do it. They have new offices which are very nice, and in general most of the people are neutral-to-happy to be around (not a lot of people in bad moods.)

ConsOverwork. A typical week at BDS is 50+ hours, and in some cases pushing 70 - and for that amount of time to be put in, you wouldn't expect sub-standard benefits and below market pay, but you'll find it. They're happy to overwork their employees if they can, but when said employees quit they'll replace them with 2-3 people. There's very little effort to retain talent, and it's very clear that they do not value the talent they have. There's a mentality that if you don't work from 6am to 6pm you're not working 'hard enough', and they keep minor office supplies under lock and key.

There's not a lot of trust. That, plus the hours and the lack of benefits (a sluggish vesting program, no matched 401k, no matched charitable giving, no swag, no free snacks/drinks, none of the Boston 'tech company' typical benefits) make it a better bet to look elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees, and put as much effort into retaining talent as you do acquiring it!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience so far

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee) 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… Cons: None, really except that maybe the hourly rate that they pay interns, even though very competitive esp. with… Advice to Senior Management: Keep Rocking! (Can you guys please repair the XBOX (read:… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Growing company that is a great place to work and has great people to work with

    Accounting Manager (Current Employee) 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… Cons: The company is growing quickly, so there is always work to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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