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"Challenging, exciting, fun and engaging...."

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Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Blackboard as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Relaxed but intellectual culture.
Smooth on-boarding process for interns.
Welcoming and receptive atmosphere.
Favorable location.
Good work life balance

Cons

Parking situation is dreadful
Can be a bit too relaxed

Other Employee Reviews for Blackboard

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Very modern office space. Casual dress. Provided you with the tools necessary to do your job.

    Cons

    Absolutely no process. At one point we had a process that worked extremely well, however, management scoffed at it. It was actually sad that we were not able to communicate how successful it actually was.

    Advice to Management

    Get training. It's my opinion that the company grew too quickly and the senior management was simply unprepared. I believe that simple training would be extremely effective.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Solid company for those that have a strong sense of self"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of cool products, well known in college circles. Very sharp people at a company that is poised to do some pretty amazing things in a rapidly changing industry, if it can scope out and invest in the right opportunities. Company has done a total 180 in the last 3 years in terms of improving customer service and openness about direction and operations. New CEO (Jay Bhatt) seems to be a real straight shooter...he's still pretty new only having been here about 4 months.

    Cons

    A little unstable right now in the wake of private equity takeover and change in leadership. Likely to be some portfolio changes as new leadership gets established. can be a little cliquish and outgoing Sr. Mgmt had a sophomoric party streak that was sometimes embarassing, at the least

    Advice to Management

    Get to the cutting edge

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