Lack of Management and Direction
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Charleston, SC – March 15, 2019
Having worked through three major departments in Blackbaud I have consistently seen a lack in leadership and drive to push employees to reach their full potential. The "good ole' boy" system is alive and well within their departments and if you don't repeatedly kiss up to someone they won't acknowledge your hard work and cooperation.
If you are looking into a job at Blackbaud, be prepared to play some major politics games to curry favor and gain acceptance of management as they rarely acknowledge hard work and effort.
Now I have had two great managers while in my employee here, however that is shadowed by the 5 other managers, leads, and directors I have directly reported to over the years that were and are poor leadership choices. These individuals might be good at certain aspects of their jobs however people management is clearly not their strong point.