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"Fast moving tech, slow moving industry"

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Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Washington, DC
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Blackboard full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Help shape the education space. Fun people.

Cons

Education moves so slow. New entrants to the market are hurting business.

Other Employee Reviews for Blackboard

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be Great, Not so much Now"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun company culture, challenging projects, beautiful office space.

    Cons

    lack of resources (budget), lack of man power = extremely long hours, company seems to be cutting costs to the extreme, no opportunities to advance in my particular department.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting costs just to make your number to Providence. There is collateral damage you may think just goes away on its own, but it wont. You cant expect the same level of service after reducing headcount and getting rid of contractors and consultants.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "I loved every second of my time a Blackboard."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Solution Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic sense of mission
    - Most people there are passionate about their work
    - Fairly flexible work arrangements
    - I always felt like I had an impact of the outcome of my work

    Cons

    - Very sales oriented (This is a good thing but leads to stressful moments)
    - Career paths are really nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being the leader and innovation.
    There is no way to "cut" to the top.

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