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Black Duck Software Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Exciting space - Open Source is the future of software development (in 9 reviews)

  • The work environment is conducive to collaboration and is just the right amount of laid back (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Our new CEO made some major changes, including removing some managers and making at least one bad choice of promotion (in 2 reviews)

  • None really, always seeking more growth but it is a niche industry (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, management and people.

    Cons

    None really, always seeking more growth but it is a niche industry.

    Black Duck Software Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for your positive review!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Environment that promotes learning and growing skills
    -Industry leader in rapidly growing market
    -Many, different types of new and interesting technologies to work with
    -Laid back, cooperative environment

    Cons

    -Aging architecture occasionally fails, causing stress for engineers
    -Culture department occasionally gets carried away with parties, decorations, costumes, etc.
    -Pay is competitive, but nothing special

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to how your hardware, systems, and architecture are aging. Maybe cut back a little on parties and events and stuff like that and translate that saved money into higher salaries for your employees?

    Black Duck Software Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for providing your thoughts and glad to see you listed out several pros of working here at Black Duck! Regarding your cons, we do love our culture and enjoy planning our events, we hope our... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Thorough screening process, but worth it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, growing industry, fast-paced team, plenty of resources. It feels like they really want you to be successful at BDS.

    Cons

    The product is relatively complex, and can be difficult to understand. Sometimes customers don't fully get what we do in comparison to competitors, which can create a challenge when trying to convey long-term value.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it!

    Black Duck Software Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Senior Corporate Recruiter

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It’s great to hear that you feel well supported and that you're enjoying your role as Customer Success Manager!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Internship Experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always stocked kitchen, planned events for interns, waffle Wednesdays, decent pay, relaxed environment, casual dresscode, etc.

    Cons

    Nepotism is very common here and they don't try to hide it. Also, there isn't really any opportunity to stay on after completing an internship.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Black Duck Software Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – Senior Corporate Recruiter

    Thanks for your review! Interns and Co-ops are a great addition to our teams here at Black Duck. We have several success stories - here are just a few teams who have benefited by use of our... More


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible place with fake positive reviews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Black Duck Software full-time

    Pros

    The free food is nice and the other employees are great.....with the exception of HR.

    Cons

    HR cannot get their act together, cannot diminish high turnover, cannot actually do their jobs, and cannot even be friendly. One woman in particular is highly unfriendly but likely just bitter about her life.

    Advice to Management

    Take the current HR team and replace them

    Black Duck Software Response

    Oct 11, 2016 – Senior Corporate Recruiter

    We are experiencing significant growth with a number of net new opportunities in all of our offices, including adding new offices in Vancouver and Belfast this year. We are excited about this growth... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic work environment, clear direction, smart and positive co-workers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Black Duck has exceeded all my expectations. The companies direction is very clear and the growth rate continues to impress. The work environment brings is a healthy combination of fun and culture with professionalism and realism. The pay is above industry average. The sales plan is very straight forward and easy to understand and track.

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward at this pace!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great People - Beautiful Office - Exciting Company - Bright Future"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time

    Pros

    I've never felt this welcome at any of the previous companies that I've worked for. Everyone including the CEO and Sr Management are approachable and extremely friendly. I have worked here for just under a year, and my experience has been incredible. Black Duck offers a very collaborative, fun, high energy and innovative culture. Even if you take away the free food, the awesome parties, games, onsite gym, office outings, and all the other amenities - you would still be working with some of the best people at an exciting growing company.

    Cons

    The benefits aren't the best, but I think they are pretty standard for company of this size. Hopefully they will improve as the company continues to grow. There can also be a bit of traffic due to the location, but that's hard to hold that against them.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Medical Coverage, 401K Match

    Cons

    Unlimited vacation policy doesn't really mean unlimited and you don't get to accrue any in the event you leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Increase match to 401K

    Black Duck Software Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Senior Corporate Recruiter

    Great news! Management listened and increased our 401k matching contribution! Thanks for your feedback and keep providing it, we really appreciate it!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Nice people and excellent culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is growing and definitely getting higher reputation and more market share after partnered with RedHat and IBM.

    The culture team and culture ambassador have been doing a great job. There is a party almost every month with different themes.
    People in the engineer team are nice. I don't know about other teams.
    Flexible time. We could work from home if necessary, as least for engineers. Workload depends on the project you are woking on. It could get busy and boring.

    Cons

    The insurance plan is a little expensive.
    No lunch.
    Snack needs more variety, we need more healthy food such as Trader Joe's product instead of energy bar, chips and cookies.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Black Duck Software full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant work culture. Growing company. Access to gym and fitness classes.

    Cons

    Some of the systems could use updating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the place growing.


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