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Blackboard Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Private
Information Technology
$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

  • See why Blackboard chose to move to AWS and how it allows us to provide access to education anytime, anywhere. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQejl

    AWS Public Sector Summit 2017 Customer Keynote: Bill Ballhaus, Blackboard

    Learn more about AWS in the Public Sector at - http://amzn.to/2trPyEB. Hear Dr. William Ballhaus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Blackboard at the 2017 AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC talk about why Blackboard chose to move AWS and shut down data centers to better focus on their education mission.

  • We recently entered into a strategic partnership with Flywire, a leader in international payment and receivables solutions: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQeH3

    Flywire Extends Leadership Position in International Payments for Education

    BOSTON, July 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flywire, a leading provider of international payment and receivables solutions, continued its strong growth in the education sector in the recently completed fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. Over the last year, the company achieved record results in payments processed, and institutions and students served.

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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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    Pros

    In general working with technology for higher education you get a sense of real social contribution. Specific to the position, you really get to own your region and your book of business, it is a quota driven responsibility rather than 8 to 5 job. Which is really good if you are disciplined managing your opportunity pipeline and forecast.

    Cons

    After the acquisition by Providence Equity Partners in 2011, the company has experienced to many changes in the executive team, upper and mid management creating some chaos, seniority overlooked, too many buddies hired with the management under Jay Bhatt. Core software offering is solid and refined: Bb Learn, Collaborate and Mobile. Sales people in the National Higher Education space face challenges as the market seems saturated.

    Advice to Management

    With a portfolio of products with a huge social impact, I believe Blackboard should benefit of a strong Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. I always inquired about it when we had CEO meetings but my questions were screened out.

    I have a few ideas in mind but I will keep them until I get the chance to pitch them properly.

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Blackboard Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Blackboard (Washington, DC) in January 2017.

    Interview

    1. Recruiter screening phone call to ensure we were aligned on my skills and salary requirements. (15-20 mins)
    2. Hiring manager phone call - 1 hour long.
    3. Three "peer" or "senior-but-no-dotted line" interviewers via phone - 1 hour long each.
    4. Four on-site interviews in a single day - 1 hour long each.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience in supporting student success in Higher Education.   Answer Question
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