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Overall positive experience

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

I have been working at Blackboard full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great company culture and employees. Flexible work life balance.

Cons

Limited opportunity for advancement and salary. Hard to move up within organization.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decentralized, dated, ego centric, not fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Blackboard

    Pros

    work / life balance (sometimes)
    compensation

    Cons

    way to decentralized, every product has a different team with different objectives and equal power

    the corporate structure is severely backward

    senior management doesn't care about broader team interplay

    egos and meetings with no real productivity

    no innovation, terrible central customer support, many broken internal systems.

    they would rather acquire and further screw themselves from the inside out for profit rather than innovate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not the big shots you once were, you are a dinosaur with deep pockets. Focus on fixing internal problems before acquiring more companies and adding to the mess. efficiency and team camaraderie are non existent. fix that first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better companies out there in the DC Metro area

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Blackboard

    Pros

    - Great work culture in certain divisions
    - Way too top heavy
    - Flexible work schedules
    - Lots of opportunities to do different kinds of work since there are so many new divisions

    Cons

    - Culture is slowing changing (negatively) with the recent acquisitions
    - Lower pay bracket
    - Company is unwilling to "grow up"
    - Promotion process is not transparent
    - Too matrixed making it hard to make decisions without a lot of hurdles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on your clients and integrating your different products and services
    - Invest in a cross-company COO
    - Focus on reducing silos and creating competing priorities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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