Blackbaud

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Going downhill

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive in Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Account Executive in Charleston, SC

I have been working at Blackbaud

Pros

A young company that hasn't fully lost focus on the balance between life and work. Very nice people and, if you're in Charleston, proximity to beaches and downtown are nice.

Cons

Poor internal communication and disparate processes make just about any significant project difficult to complete. Too often the different departments don't know what the others are doing - left hand and right hand seldom meet. With the down economy, all depts have to get trim and increase efficiency, but the company has neglected the top performers which, by nature, means they'll lose their best assets and be left with the B players.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider listening to employees more intently. The "fixes" to Blackbaud's issues are right in front of you, but the growing disconnect between executive mgt and the people in the trenches is problematic. Understanding your business is one thing, but understanding the needs of the people who execute your plans is another. If you don't have both, then you're going to hit several bumps in the road.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Probably a better place to work if you are not in an entry level position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Blackbaud

    Pros

    great colleagues
    great training
    good work atmosphere

    Cons

    lower wages
    opportunities for advancement can be limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people work for money. having a great atmosphere is important, but ultimately, a living wage in Charleston is far above what is offered

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interaction Design @ Blackbaud

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Blackbaud

    Pros

    Working with non-profits to enable and support there causes
    Colleagues
    Atmosphere

    Cons

    Indifference to Design roles and abilities by middle management
    Indifference to products versus profits - good is good enough
    Inability to remove incompetent staff
    Inability to identify incompetent staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set higher standards for employees
    Reward the A's and B's
    Remove the C's and D's
    Remove people who hire D's and F's

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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