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 2 areas: Career Opportunities and CEO Approval.
  • SPARC scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 882 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 53 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.2
SPARC employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Blackbaud employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.7
SPARC employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Blackbaud employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Blackbaud Ceo Michael Gianoni
80%
80%Michael Gianoni
Blackbaud employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than SPARC employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
SPARC Ceo Elizabeth Buske
76%
76%Elizabeth Buske
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
71%
SPARC employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Blackbaud employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
67%
SPARC employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than Blackbaud employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Blackbaud has 1,470 more total submitted salaries than SPARC.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer34 Salaries
$79,314/yr
Consultant21 Salaries
$69,381/yr
Project Manager20 Salaries
$81,916/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer11 Salaries
$85,298/yr
Senior Consultant1 Salaries
$82,090/yr
Program Manager1 Salaries
$136,695/yr

What Employees Say

  • Blackbaud had 76 more reviews than SPARC that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Charleston" was the most mentioned Con at Blackbaud.
  • "Booz allen" was the most mentioned Con at SPARC.
Pros
Pros
"Non profits"(in 104 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 81 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 7 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Charleston"(in 60 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 31 reviews)
Cons
"Booz allen"(in 6 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 6 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Sales Director

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

Pros

Focus on people, culture, diversity. Strong investment in Products and Sales, coupled with focused growth strategy continues to provide career growth opporutnities and high employee retention. The... future is bright.

Cons

Need to increase engagement with entire employee base and new remote workers due to Covid-19. Senior Leadership can be too invisible for lower-level employees.

Advice to Management

Continue to innovate, but move faster with product rollouts , especially where releases can be monetized to provide additional selling opportunities.

"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 538 more recently posted open jobs than SPARC.