Blackboard

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Mixed. Challenging, rewarding work but brutal hours expected.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Amazing, talented coworkers, dynamic atmosphere, location, growing company offers opportunity to constantly work on new challenges, avoid mundane and repetitive responsibilities. Products serving the education market provides meaningful mission.

Cons

Company is too decentralized, poor employee communication, acts like a start up but has long ago passed that point. Constant acquisition prevents focus on core improvements.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company, great mission, rough perid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Empowered to work on projects outside of your job description

    Willingness to explore new technology

    Free soda

    Worthwhile mission

    Rapid growth

    Cons

    The clique of deciders: you're in it, or you're not

    Wanna get ahead? Don't ever go home.

    Since being taken private... the screws are tightening

    LOTS of M&A... change fatigue will set in after about a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, clean up the house before continuing to expand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Blackboard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place, lots of socials, good office location, easy access to management, a lot of smart individuals and surrounded by an intelligent and progressive culture

    Cons

    expensive to eat nearby, pay can be a bit higher, interacting can be a bit compartmentalized by department, a lot of hoops to jump through because of large company size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the chain of command

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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