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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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great colleagues
    great training
    good work atmosphere

    Cons

    lower wages
    opportunities for advancement can be limited

    Advice to Management

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

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