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Solid company for those that have a strong sense of self

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Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

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

Pros

Lots of cool products, well known in college circles. Very sharp people at a company that is poised to do some pretty amazing things in a rapidly changing industry, if it can scope out and invest in the right opportunities. Company has done a total 180 in the last 3 years in terms of improving customer service and openness about direction and operations. New CEO (Jay Bhatt) seems to be a real straight shooter...he's still pretty new only having been here about 4 months.

Cons

A little unstable right now in the wake of private equity takeover and change in leadership. Likely to be some portfolio changes as new leadership gets established. can be a little cliquish and outgoing Sr. Mgmt had a sophomoric party streak that was sometimes embarassing, at the least

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blackboard is a great place to work if you're interested in getting sales or product management experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blackboard as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great community and great office perks (free soda using Blackboard products). Lots of opportunity to get involved in a variety of products.

    Cons

    Central management tends to get in the way of branches' initiative and there is a lot of overlap/redundancy between roles (leads to peer competition).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Blackboard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Java dev, amazing products and work culture

    Cons

    slow at times, takes up too many biz opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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