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Fun, high speed environment.

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Current Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Charleston, SC

I have been working at Blackbaud

Pros

Great purpose and just about everyone there seems to be very bright and really cares about what he/she does. All around great company.

Cons

Too much is put towards growing big in size, volume, and revenue. Eyes should be turned inward to work on quality of products. The better the product, the better the marketing/sales/revenue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on the people within the company and not just the clients and the our goals in the future. They will come with a good employee base.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Blackbaud is a great starter job, but you will struggle in upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Blackbaud

    Pros

    Great clients and mission statement - You have access to work some of the largest non profit organizations as well as the small ones that make major differences in the world.
    Product has an impact on the greater good - The product had a direct impact on natural disasters fund raising
    Charleston Office is a very fun environment. It is a very social environment. It is one part work one part social scene. A lot of people end up getting married who meet there
    Workers are smart and dynamic.
    Ability to grow and use your talents at the company

    Cons

    The company has Napoleonic syndrome. They think like a big company, spend like a small company and expect to much out of people without little return
    The fun environment can be cultish and hard to work with certain groups if they do not like you.
    Refuse to spend money. You will be lead to believe you have a budget to execute a program, but to find the budget will be pulled last minute.
    Refuse to invest into their product
    Do not invest in entry level employees. Raises are very sparse, 3% - 5% annually.
    They spam their clients way to much
    Group incentives are unfair, some groups get paid better when they make less for the company.
    CFO was quoted saying he will not pay people higher salaries bc it is the only company in Charleston.
    Refuse to fire crappy employees and force middle managers to deal with employees that are unmotivated in a down economy
    Accounting department is AWFUL and has a terrible implementation of SAP causing major billing issues
    Vacations are interrupted with work issues, managers do not respect time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the product make it more web based.
    Invest in marketing
    Pay your employees better
    Fire people who don't make the cut, hold people accountable
    Give better time off... all employees at once ext
    Pay for more education opportunities

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, management needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Blackbaud

    Pros

    Smart coworkers
    Good pay and benefits
    Casual environment

    Cons

    Some departments (not all) micromanage employees resulting in a stifling environment
    Too many layers of management
    Poor communication between management and staff
    Has become too big and too corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication
    Place focus back on the customers and employees rather than just the bottom line

    No opinion of CEO
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