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Working at Blackbaud

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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

Lots of great colleagues, never bored, Charleston is very nice, good reputation, nice HQ building, some flexibility with work schedule.

Cons

Work like a dog, too much travel, incompetent Managers, new products are 1/2 baked, too many silos, laptops are old and clunky.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't run all of your best team members into the ground, try to keep/promote folks who have figured out how to make the products work and know what they're doing. Encourage Developers and PD to talk to one another so we're not constantly re-inventing the wheel.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Blackbaud Finance Division

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist I  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist I in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Blackbaud

    Pros

    a nice building and a nice location on Daniel Island. There is a relaxed work attire, so for the most part jeans are ok, onsite cafeteria is nice

    Cons

    minimal advancement opportunitites in finance
    low salaries with minimal opportunity to get raises/promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at salaries and advancement opportunites for employees and compare to other similar companies. They've made it seem that the plus for a low salary is living at the beach - however that's not going to pay the rent!

    No opinion of CEO
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    Going downhill

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    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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