Blackboard Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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3.7
65%
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Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus
Bill Ballhaus
170 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Best Client ever"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits for employees to get experience

    Cons

    May need to build on onsite opportunities much better

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad attitude management in Chennai"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blackboard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning space Decent perks Good culture in the global team

    Cons

    Indian management in development is run by Narssitic leader and nepotism. Bad working environment been told not to support and cooperate with other team members. Asked to work for another organisation than blackboard. Kindly stay away from Chennai office.

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    Blackboard Response

    Sr Employer Branding and Sourcing Specialist

    We appreciate your review. We are glad to hear you were happy with your work space, benefits, and the global culture fostered at Blackboard during your time with us. We are very sorry that the rest of your experience in our Chennai office did not meet your expectations. We encourage employees to reach out to their HR Business Partner to discuss issues with working environments and management. If you have any additional feedback, please feel free to reach out to employerfeedback@blackboard.com.


  3. "Amazing to start with."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training was easy to learn, company is friendly to issues, and willing to understand health issues.

    Cons

    They quick to hire, and some of your training companions are poor quality and can slow training and learning. Start wage could be more.

  4. "Great company at the time but unfortunately lost too many great folks"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blackboard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brand Recognition, Smart Fun, Amazing people, A true team environment. Innovative industry disrupting technology in its prime.

    Cons

    Annual lay offs, lost revenue and tremendous competition and an inability to keep up with them.

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  5. "Smoke & Mirrors"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blackboard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    All of the perks of a big business!

    Cons

    Alliances, Cliques. Behind your back.

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  6. "its ok"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Addmissions Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blackboard full-time

    Pros

    11 per hour pay, simple work(some days)

    Cons

    only work 3 months there help lines suck

  7. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Somerset, KY

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time

    Pros

    Good job for me at this time

    Cons

    Nano cons that I can think of

  8. "Company review"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Brno
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackboard full-time

    Pros

    Smart people in teams / projects

    Cons

    I can't think of anything

  9. "Decent Place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -competitive entry-level pay -opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    -Short Training -fast paced -temporary

  10. "Not bad"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Seasonal Tech Support in Somerset, KY

    I worked at Blackboard full-time

    Pros

    Worked from home and they provided equipment. Paid training and fun virtual environment. Lots of over time and bonuses just for working.

    Cons

    Seasonal work with no long term guarantee, work itself is grueling because callers are generally idiots, training is information overload.

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