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Blackboard was een geweldige stap in mijn carrière. Blackboard has been a great career move for me.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Databasebeheerder in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Current Employee - Databasebeheerder in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

(Translated from English)

Pros

Het is een zeer goede werkcultuur, gemotiveerde en getalenteerde medewerkers krijgen de kans om te leren en zich te ontwikkelen.

Ik dacht dat ik aardig ervaren was voordat ik bij Bb kwam (MSc in Computing plus 14 jaar IT-ervaring in de industrie), maar ik ben erg blij met mijn loopbaanontwikkeling in de laatste paar jaar.

Ik kreeg ook goede kansen om zowel vaardigheden te ontwikkelen, zowel technisch als om mensen aan te sturen / te begeleiden.

The is a very good working culture, motivated and talented staff are given the opportunity to learn and develop.

I thought I was quite experienced before joining Bb (MSc in Computing plus 14 years of IT industry experience) but I am very pleased with my career progression in the last few years.

I have also had good opportunities to develop both technical and people leadership/mentoring skills.

Cons

De balans tussen werk en privéleven schoot er soms bij in.

Work/life balance has suffered occasionally.

Advice to Management

Drie jaar geleden was het bedrijf nog licht VS-centrisch, maar dat lijkt nu te worden aangepakt door het Senior Management.

Three years ago the business was still slightly US-centric but that appears to be being addressed by Senior Management now.

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  1. Leuke plek om te werken, gelimiteerde opties voor morgen Fun place to work today, limited opportunities for tomorrow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Blackboard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Geweldige locatie van kantoor

    Veel verscheidenheid in werk

    Veel slimme mensen

    Leuke, internationale omgeving

    Flexibel in wanneer, waar en hoe je kan werken

    Great office location
    Much variety in work
    Lots of smart folks
    Fun, international environment
    Flexible in when, where and how one works

    Cons

    Flexibiliteit in werk zorgt er ook voor dat het je hele leven begint te beheersen, hoge kans voor burnouts

    Heel gelimiteerde kansen buiten de US HQ

    In 2011 nog steeds heel gecentraliseerd buiten de US HQ

    Beperkte aandacht en investering in markten die niet van de VS zijn

    Gemiddelde betaling, bonussen ondergemiddeld

    Flexibility in work can also lead to it consuming your whole life, high risk of burnouts
    Very limited opportunities outside of US HQ
    As of 2011 still highly centralized out of US HQ
    Limited attention and investment in non-US markets
    Average pay, below average benefits

    Advice to Management

    Het is tijd om de touwtjes uit handen te geven. Investeer echt in internationale kantoren en markten als je ooit echt serieus genomen wilt worden buiten de VS (laat staan het benutten van die potentiele inkomsten)

    It's time to let go of the strings. Really invest in international offices and markets if you ever want to be taken completely seriously outside of the US (not to mention realize those potential revenues)


  2. Helpful (3)

    Werknemer wordt niet eerlijk behandeld Employee is not treated fairly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Blackboard

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Vrijheid, groei van het bedrijf, marktleider

    Freedom, company growth, market leader

    Cons

    Zeer beperkt bedrijfsmanagement en marktkennis. Missende leiderschapsvaardigheden bij het management, onrealistische doelen en geen respect voor een balans tussen privé en professioneel leven.

    Very limited management business and market knowledge. Missing management leadership skills, unrealistic targets and no respect for balance personal-professional life.

    Advice to Management

    Vertrouw je werknemers meer, behandel ze als betrouwbare professionals en focus op het meer leren over potentiële marktgroeimogelijkheden

    Trust your employees more, treat them as reliable professionals and focus on learning more about the potential market growth opportunity.


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