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  1. Featured Interview

     

    K12 Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Somerset, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Blackboard (Somerset, KY).

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email back a day or two later, I then had to take a general typing test and submit those results and got and phone call for the one on one interview. I was asked a couple questions about myself and my hobbies and got started training the same week.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Blackboard (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Everything was fine until I listed a former employer (competitor) and everything stopped.

    Interview Questions

    • Very easy upfront questions... Whats a difficulty you have over come in the last year...   2 Answers

    Reasons for Declining

    I could not due to non compete.

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    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Blackboard (Washington, DC) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Setting up the interview took a little long with people being on leave and out of town, but from my experience the staff is very friendly and are genuinely looking for someone in the right fit for this position. Everyone I spoke to was very personable and their questions not only let me understand more about the position but they listened to me and answered my questions too. I never felt nervous because it was so relaxed and easy to talk to everyone.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with competing priorities?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (3)  

    Java Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Blackboard (Washington, DC) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Applied on my colleges job board, and had their technical recruiter email me back quickly. Spoke with him on the phone and asked for me to send them some code I had worked on.

    Sent them my code on github, then they scheduled another phone interview with the groups manager. The second phone interview was a general interview about my background, but manager spent 90% of the time telling me about the groups projects and such.

    Invited in the following week for an interview with their team.

    Started off with group manager one-on-one interview, which consisted of him just elaborating on what they were working on, questions asked of me.

    Second round, was a two-on-one interview with their senior engineers, this was the dousie. They pretty much just drilled me on questions about Java, SQL and random instances that may come up while working on team projects. Some questions involved what is singleton, abstract class, do a SQL command, etc. Some of the questions one of the engineers asked, were kinda hard and even the other engineer interviewing me admitted he didn't know the answers. In all honesty I hadn't worked with Java since high school, so I was rusty on all the concepts, and it would have been a miracle of the highest order if they actually took me haha. I would have deserved an oscar for the performance if it was successful.

    Third round consisted of two-on-one interview with their junior engineers. This was rather easy, they asked basic questions about my resume.

    Fourth round consisted of a one-on-one interview with the product manager, he actually tried to dip out of interviewing me saying something came up with a client and we should do it later, I'm guess after speaking with the senior engineers they had already determined they did not want to hire me. Nevertheless, I was already there and wanted the practice. I ended up coming back a few hours and interviewing with him. I guess they did not expect me to have come back.

    All in all what I will say is the only relevant interview is the one with the senior engineers. It seems like if you do well on all the other interviews and don't do well with them, it's irrelevant. On the other hand, if you do well in the interview with the senior engineers and don't do well on the rest, it is irrelevant.

    Just my thoughts from the whole experience. On a good note, I got offers elsewhere.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Blackboard (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Standard for developers: screening interview, technical interview with the highest developer manager within division (my boss's boss), in-person round with 3 short interviews by potential coworkers.
    HR was willing to work with me in finding a position that best suited my needs and interest.
    I felt valued throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't remember specifically but it involved choosing the best combination of an ordered data structure and a sorting algorithm.
      Needless to say, I failed this question - still got the job!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I had another offer and demanded a 10K increase, to which they offered a 20K increase.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Blackboard (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    Had my resume passed along by a friend of a relative. Initially contacted by the software engineer leading the project to set up a phone interview that lasted 30 minutes. Contacted within 2 weeks after interview and accepted immediately.

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  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview

    Forgot the details,ask you something about design,database,Java,and some other things ,all are very easy,no need to preparedForgot the details,ask you something about design,database,Java,and some other things ,all are very easy,no need to prepared

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  8. Helpful (3)  

    Client Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Blackboard (Washington, DC) in January 2010.

    Interview

    After a phone interview with the hiring manager I was invited in to spend a day and meet with subordinates, peers and superiors. After each session the person simply departed and the next person came in for their session. At the end of the day the last person simply walked me to the door. There was no closure or contracting regarding next steps. I followed up sending a note to each person and asking the hiring manager what the next steps were - never got a response. After 2 weeks I was told that they'd chosen an internal candidate. One month later the job is still posted.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe priorities of most recent position.   Answer Question
    • How did you interact with other organizations in your past position?   Answer Question

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    Operations Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Blackboard (Phoenix, AZ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Got called to come in. No interview questions were asked. All I was asked was for my ID and SSN so they could make copies. And then she told me I was hired. And I went home. No background checks, nothing.

    Interview Questions

    • Can I have you ID to make copies.   1 Answer

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Blackboard.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter who said that the hiring manager wanted him to set up a phone interview with myself and a few members of the staff. The process was fairly quick as I had the interviews just a few short days later which consisted of individual interviews with two staff members with a similar title to the job posting, one VP, and the direct manager for the position. Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable. I was left with a great impression of the company.

    I thought the interview went well but never heard back from the recruiter. I contacted him several times through email and voice mail but he did not return any of them. Yes, I wanted the job, but I wish he would have sent me a quick 'no thank you', especially considering that I spend an entire day of my life interviewing with several members of the company. I eventually saw the position re-posted online.

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  11. Helpful (2)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I was screened by a recruiter who then recommended to the hiring manager that I be interviewed. The hiring manager interviewed me once by phone, which was a brief review of my resume and a discussion about the job.

    I was then invited onsite for an interview with three people: the hiring manager, a team member, and the department head (who ultimately didn't show because he was sick).

    The in-person interview questions were largely behavioral/situational. Quite frankly, they weren't very insightful. I was eager to discuss data models and reporting methodology, but they were only interested in things like how I cope with stress and what I would say when given an unrealistic deadline. It was very uninspiring.

    I thankfully got an offer from AWS which was as concerned with my abilities as they were with behavioral things.

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    Blackboard Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Sr. Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear you had a negative experience. We always strive to ensure that our interview questions strike a balance between covering technical... More


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