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Satisfying, challenging work with cool, bright people.

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Charleston, SC

I have been working at Blackbaud

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's way to serve others, yet the compensation level is way above what nonprofits typically pay. Great environment, very talented and friendly people, and Charleston is an amazing city. You get to interact with nonprofits from all over the world and get some clues as to their mission and how you can support that in the software.

Cons

As stated elsewhere, Charleston doesn't have a lot of software companies in the area, so make sure you're committed before you relocate. My manager could be a bit more visible to our team, but that's maybe just more of a function of how an individual operates than a group. On the other hand, I get left alone to do what I know needs to be done.

Advice to Management

Marc's gone a long way to break down the silos between divisions, but there's still work to do there.

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    Dinosaur ride for new grads

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    Former Employee - Manager in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Blackbaud

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a recent graduate willing to accept low-pay and long hours to gain a foothold in technology and remain in or move to a nice location, Blackbaud is a good choice. If you want to work for someone who enable non-profits, this is a clear choice.

    Cons

    The pay is below market, but the cost of living in the Charleston area is very high. Their benefits (they are self-insured) are not attractive to anyone over 25 and or who have children.

    The company owns its market, therefore it is satisfied with its technology, systems and culture. It sees no reason to make changes and the majority of the management team have been homesteading for years. This makes for a company that prides compliance, certainty and contractive thought and above all, risk management and cost containment.

    Advice to Management

    Probably time to make some changes in Sr. Management. Become bolder and more visionary. Learn to better execute and communicate. Explore how to better improve revenue operations by driving more licensing revenues, decreasing reliance on subscription / support revenues (it breeds complacency). Pay better. That will help with attrition and attracting competent, expereinced new blood.

  2. Great company

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Mount Pleasant, SC

    I worked at Blackbaud

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ample opportunithy for personal growth and development

    Cons

    intense pressure to meet goals/deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job!

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