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Had an overall great experience with Blackboard

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Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

I worked at Blackboard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

I was employed there for over 3 years and loved the people i worked with. It was very laid back (shorts and flip flops during summer) and decentralized. My managers always had an open door policy. People helped each other whenever needed, loved my coworkers. The technical equipment we used were top notch. Learned a lot from the 3+ years i spent there. Michael Chasen was a great CEO, i left before his departure so I can't speak for the new CEO (Jay Bhatt). Got several promotions and raises. If you work hard, you'll move up - I did.

Cons

Training was non existent. First few months were really tough, but once i got hold of the Bb Learn product I did very well. Often worked thru lunch as days were very busy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer more training programs for your technical staff.

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  1. Challenging, exciting, fun and engaging....

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    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Relaxed but intellectual culture.
    Smooth on-boarding process for interns.
    Welcoming and receptive atmosphere.
    Favorable location.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Parking situation is dreadful
    Can be a bit too relaxed

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  2. Not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Blackboard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Very modern office space. Casual dress. Provided you with the tools necessary to do your job.

    Cons

    Absolutely no process. At one point we had a process that worked extremely well, however, management scoffed at it. It was actually sad that we were not able to communicate how successful it actually was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get training. It's my opinion that the company grew too quickly and the senior management was simply unprepared. I believe that simple training would be extremely effective.

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