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Working in development has been great

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Charleston, SC

I have been working at Blackbaud full-time (more than an year)

Pros

* As a Software Engineer, I have had nothing but good experiences with my coworkers, managers, and overall compensation.
* The pay and benefits are above what I was expecting as a first time career level job right out of college.
* I have never been pressured to work overtime or on weekends (and even had a manager tell me not to because time off makes for more productive work time overall)
* Regular times scheduled with my immediate manager to ask how I am feeling about my position and work overall, and they are willing to work with me if I ever feel like I'm in a slump or don't enjoy what I am doing.

Cons

* Outside of development, I have heard some horror stories. I can't address these directly since I have not experienced them, but specifically from the Support division, I know some people who say it's been almost the exact opposite of my own experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing for developers, but realize that the people in support are just as important.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leadership?

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Blackbaud full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Checks don't bounce. Parking is okay.

    Cons

    Benefits are limited. Executive Leadership management communications is corporate speak gobbledygook -- meaningless, frustrating, and at times downright insulting. There may be good individual leaders at Blackbaud. However, it does appear that as a group, a few things are true about the Executive Leadership Team. There is no emphasis on product quality, customer satisfaction, or employee satisfaction. The rule of the day is company politics. Many stupid corporate management decisions are in play every day. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being wasted on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously, get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Quickly going downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Blackbaud full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great people.

    Cons

    Management will consistently ask the engineers for advice on how to proceed in a project, then disregard that advice and go their own way. In addition, changes are often pushed to production systems without testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create test environments, spur and encourage innovation, and USE the advice of the engineers. They know more about these technologies than you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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