Blackboard Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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3.9
75%
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86%
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Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus
Bill Ballhaus
158 Ratings
Pros
  • "I had a great work/life balance(in 51 reviews)

  • "The work life balance cannot be beat, most departments offer very flexible work situations(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunity to work with very talented people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blackboard full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and allowing the employees to work remotely. Challenging projects to work on and working with a very professional team. Compensation is reasonable.

    Cons

    Company reorganizations happen frequently which means layoffs happen often. Priorities change often causing a bit of chaos within teams and wasted efforts.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "QA Analyst"

    3.0
    Quality Assurance Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackboard

    Pros

    flexible hours. great work environment.

    Cons

    They bought elluminate and then after few years close the office...

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Has fallen apart"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are the key to this company. Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Constant org changes and poor employee retention. People quit so often, and management doesn't seem to care nor rehire. Raises are almost equal to nothing. No bonus.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Potential, but a ways to go"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Blackboard is making an attempt to be a leading edge technology company that has the potential to attract exciting people.

    Cons

    This company has some serious communication issues. If they can resolve this, they have the potential to be great

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Company on the way to a major reorg, tremendous turnover STAY AWAY!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackboard full-time

    Pros

    Very talented and passionate people Flexible work hours, working remotely Good work life balance Exciting industry with loads of opportunity

    Cons

    Clueless management, to numbers driven, do not take the time to understand customers Very non customer centric Unrealistic expectations Lagging behind in innovations

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  6. "Great working experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Brno
    Recommends

    I worked at Blackboard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting and appealing area of business. By its size it fulfills a corporation definition, but it doesn't act like one. The working environment is very pleasant with great work/life balance. Nice office in the middle of the city without open space (may be a con for someone). Opportunities to travel. Lots of different benefits.

    Cons

    The career progression, at least in a team where I was, is not so straight forward. Single teams/products work in silos and don't share too much knowledge and resources between each other.

  7. "A People Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Somerset, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Employee Centric Company, Development Driven, Benefits, Flexible Scheduling, Career Opportunities, Educational Leader in the Education Technology Market, Open to feedback from employees to make improvements.

    Cons

    Occupancy to Workload, Employee Burnout, Internal Resources

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  8. "I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than 5 years"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork, professional co-workers and friendly working environment, and I consider my self lucky to be a part of the Blackboard family

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of since I feel happy at Blackboard

  9. "Being a part of Blackboard family"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Arabia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I consider my self lucky to be a part of the Blackboard family, and yes, a family I say because your voice is heard and your work is recognized as a member of this big family whatever your title and contribution are. The high-level managers are so close and are true leaders that help to achieve the best of you. Working at Blackboard is a big reward for me and for my career, and it will be for any new member.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of since I joined the company

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  10. "Excellent Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Somerset, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Career opportunities - Solid benefits package - Great co-workers - Competitive pay

    Cons

    - Challenging work/life balance at times

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