Compare Blackbaud vs SPARC BETA

See how working at Blackbaud vs. SPARC compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Blackbaud vs. SPARC. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Blackbaud

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SPARC

Employee Ratings

  • Blackbaud scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • SPARC scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1151 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 56 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Blackbaud Ceo Michael Gianoni
79%
79%Michael Gianoni
Blackbaud employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than SPARC employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
SPARC Ceo Elizabeth Buske
75%
75%Elizabeth Buske
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
63%
SPARC employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Blackbaud employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Blackbaud has 2,084 more total submitted salaries than SPARC.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer50 Salaries
$105,900/yr
Business Development Representative32 Salaries
$33,904/yr
Project Manager27 Salaries
$87,655/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer10 Salaries
$91,408/yr
Director2 Salaries
$141,198/yr
Project Manager1 Salaries
$52,949/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Blackbaud" was the most mentioned Pro at Blackbaud.
  • "Sparc" was the most mentioned Pro at SPARC.
  • "Blackbaud" was the most mentioned Con at Blackbaud.
  • "Sparc" was the most mentioned Con at SPARC.
Pros
Pros
"Blackbaud"(in 141 reviews)
"Non profits"(in 110 reviews)
Pros
"Sparc"(in 11 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Blackbaud"(in 137 reviews)
"Charleston"(in 65 reviews)
Cons
"Sparc"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Program Manager

I have been working at Blackbaud full-time for more than a year

Pros

I could not be happier with my decision to accept a position at Blackbaud. I cannot speak for other parts of the company, but I believe the PMO, while maturing, is truly a wonderful organization... within the company. The leadership is incredibly supportive, always looking to improve, open to suggestions and realistic about project timelines and resources. In addition, while many companies simply talk about investing in their people and doing training, Blackbaud actually does it...in fact, as an employee in the PMO, we are required to do x-amount of personal training and development each month (during business hours) and it becomes part of the quarterly review. They provide ample resources and opportunities to fulfill that goal. The team with which I have the pleasure to work are very supportive of each other's success and always willing to help when asked.

Cons

As with many companies, having a company wide resource planning mechanism is a challenge and Blackbaud is no exception. Having said that, the company is actively working towards addressing this issue.... I believe they are on the right track to resolving this concern.

Advice to Management

Continue to foster a great culture that supports the company motto of "Helping good take over." Continue to be transparent with communications.

"Good Time"Nov 3, 2020

Former Intern - Intern

I worked at SPARC

Pros

Nice leadership and project management

Cons

Lack of project direction and communication

Job Postings

Blackbaud has 80 more recently posted open jobs than SPARC.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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Data EngineerSouth Carolina
3 days ago
17 days ago
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Recent Jobs
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Site SupervisorSpringfield, IL
30+ days ago
Janitorial SupervisorSpringfield, IL
30+ days ago
Job CoachSpringfield, IL
30+ days ago