Blackbaud Interview Essay

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Downtown Berkeley is a busy place. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before your performance to allow time for parking. Late seating is not guaranteed.

From San Francisco

Take the Bay Bridge, get on I-80 East towards Berkeley/Sacramento. Take the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right again. The Theatre is halfway down the block on the right side.

From east of Berkeley via Highway 24

From Highway 24, take the Berkeley Exit: Highway 13, Tunnel Road/Ashby Avenue. Drive west on Ashby, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck Avenue, proceed one mile to Addison Street. Turn left on Addison Street. Go through one traffic light. The Theatre is on your right.

From east of Berkeley via Interstate 80

Take I-80 West to the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right again. The Theatre is halfway down the block on the right side.

From Marin County

Either come through the City (see above) OR take the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge onto 580 to I-80 to the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right. The Theatre is halfway down the block on the right side.

From the South Bay

Take 880 North to 80 East towards Berkeley. From I-80 take the University Avenue exit. Go east, toward the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right again. The Theatre is on the right.

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Blackbaud (Charleston, SC) in June 2017.

Interview

I had three phone interviews over 2 weeks -- first with the VP of Data Science-Analytics, and then two more interviews with the Director of Vertical Marketing- Analytics. I was not asked a specific list of interview questions or any of the usual questions. Rather, these were free-flowing conversations about the work I have done, what I am hoping to do in my next role, my technical and programming skills, and so on.

Two weeks later they flew me to HQ in Charleston, SC. There, I had 5 interviews in one day, with the two people mentioned above, plus a Senior Technical Recruiter from HR, the Manager of Production- Analytics, and the President and General Manager of the Healthcare Solutions Group - Financial Operations. They flew me in the day before these interviews, and flew me out in the evening after spending the day at Blackbaud. Although the following week was a holiday week (4th of July), HR promptly told me on Monday that an offer would be extended to me. The offer came the following week. It was generous, and I accepted it.

Interview Questions

  • Why should we hire you as a Data Scientist to help launch the new Health Care Vertical?   1 Answer
Blackbaud 2017-07-14 08:39 PDT

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