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Blackboard Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We're shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring people to find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered ... Read more

Mission: We understand that the way people learn is dynamic, and that the education landscape is continuously evolving. Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable student and institutional success, by leveraging innovative technologies and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Blackboard Inc. Names Rick Essex Chief Financial Officer

    Blackboard Inc. Names Rick Essex Chief Financial Officer - Feb 6, 2018 | Blackboard

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2018 / PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced the appointment of Rick Essex as Chief Financial Officer. Rick will join the company on March 2, 2018 and will oversee all financial aspects of the company, including investor relations, accounting, tax, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and capital markets.

  • Annual performance reviews shouldn't be a boring and bureaucratic activity. Take advantage of this process and use it to create an open conversation around your career development.

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Blackboard – Why Work For Us?


We are here to reimagine education.

We're shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring people to find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered and experienced. Through technology and services we bring people closer to the knowledge they seek and to ways they can change their own education and the world for the better.

The drive to make a difference and lead the evolution of education is at the core of what makes our solutions so effective. From teachers and administrators to students and parents, we build on everyone’s best to build a better education experience.

undefinedAround the globe, Blackboard solutions are helping to improve every aspect of the education experience. Clients are using our technology to reach more students in immediate, personalized new ways. They are helping their educators become more effective. Keeping everyone informed, involved, collaborating together, and meeting the high expectations of today’s learners. And they’re doing it in a cost-effective way that helps to sustain services and programs, even as outcomes are improved over time—finally, the new generation of education is here.

Making a difference can be hard, but by working together we can achieve real change.

We can help you:

  • Improve individual and institutional performance
  • Make teaching and learning more effective—in the classroom and beyond
  • Take the education experience mobile
  • Reach your community with important information anytime, anywhere
  • Make more informed decisions and improve outcomes
  • Offer a more engaging, interactive, individualized learning experience
  • Make life on and off-campus more convenient and secure
  • Deliver services and experiences that meet the new expectations of learners

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Want to truly impact the way the world is learning? Work at Blackboard. Every day brings new challenges and new ideas. And you’ll never get bored in the fast-paced fields of education and technology.

At the heart of our business we’re committed to creating a better education experience. We live this mission every day. When we’re not evolving the industry, we’re volunteering in local classrooms, interacting with educators and investing in education.

Join our team of thinkers, doers and visionaries. Share ideas and be heard, build relationships and be part of environment where energy and innovation are contagious.

Never stop learning. Work at Blackboard.

Blackboard is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

Benefits

The passion for education and the drive to make a difference are at the core of what makes Blackboard a great place to work. Blackboard fosters an environment where new ideas are welcome and employees are recognized and rewarded for their contributions. In fact, Blackboard continues to operate with the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of its start-up days.

At Blackboard, we want you to have more than just a job. We have your successful long term career goals in mind. That’s why we are proud to offer a competitive benefits package that is designed to support many areas of your life.

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

    Pros

    The people at Blackboard are incredible. I know it sounds cheesy, but the Blackboard community is more like a family. Work life balance is valued and encouraged and very flexible if you need to go see family or work remotely.

    Cons

    The need to deliver Ultra - but they're working on it and moving in the right direction! I've even seen positive articles that they're doing well

    Advice to Management

    Not at the moment

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Blackboard Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Blackboard (Surprise, AZ).

    Interview

    I was brought into a room with 2 managers and 3 other employees, despite being told that my interview would be with just 2 managers. They all seemed to be very nice at first although there were multiple red flags that I noticed immediately.
    They told me that they had been trying to fill the position for multiple months but that all of the candidates that they had interviewed were too "pretentious".
    One of the red flags that I noticed was that one of the people interviewing me seemed to have an apparent dislike of me from the moment that I sat down, she was unable to look me in the eyes, participate in the interviewing process, and spoke with a harsh and unwarranted tone.
    The managers laid it on very thick that there were lots of opportunities for people who had the interest and the drive to pursue them, ironically it was my interest and drive that caused me to lose the position.

    I was sat down at the head of a large table and each person took turns asking me questions, some of them were technical, some personal, in general they were easy questions to answer. Management laid it on pretty thick about the perks of the job, in retrospect that was obviously a tactic to cover up the huge pitfalls associated with the position.

    In retrospect I would not have accepted the job offer, but their charm had convinced me that this was not a corporate meat grinder. Once I had the job it became obvious that many people has come and gone from my position and many others, and that the managers who were so friendly at first became really difficult to work for.

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