Ellucian Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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3.5
70%
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Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen
Laura Ipsen
115 Ratings
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  • "They are struggling to get into the Cloud; too many internal executive politics significantly slowing progress(in 27 reviews)

  • "work life balance is unbalanced(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company I've Worked For"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In this era of instant gratification, it's easy to get lulled into thinking that the grass is greener out there. Personally having observed and supported dozens of commercial environments, I say confidently that Ellucian is the real deal. There is an infectious energy here because we are driving a long overdue and much-needed transformation of our industry (Higher Education) towards the cloud. We've been able to hire some tremendously talented people from top firms, who genuinely care about the mission of making education more accessible for the masses and ultimately cracking the code behind student success. This helps foster a super-low psychological power distance between key leaders and senior individual contributors, promoting a round-table discussion and the free flow of ideas up and down the org - ultimately driving innovation.

    Cons

    There are some older-school employees who are still clinging to their legacy ERPs, ideas, and silos. Their absence will accelerate the transformation.

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  2. "Great work culture but micro management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture.. Good salary n latest technologies

    Cons

    Micromanagement by offshore managers in R n D team

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  3. "Great company to work with if you are looking for a work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work timings. The culture is open to a certain extent. You can reach out to anyone at any position if you need. Great work life balance. WFH is not an issue. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    There is a little monopoly in the hands of few guys who are here from a long time. favoritism is there. But its manageable.

  4. COVID-19

    "Overall Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    An open culture of collaboration, 50000 for learning a new technical skill, 25000 for health benefits apart from CTC

    Cons

    Night shift for some teams, no hike in 2020 due to pandemic

  5. "Forward looking, lots of learning, brilliant colleagues."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Cloud Engineering in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture - independence, trust, emphasis on learning, open door, flexible work timing. Work on bigger challenges with most advanced tools. Products being improved every day, with customer at the center. Brilliant and very collaborative colleagues.

    Cons

    None at the moment that i can think of.

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  6. "Lots of learning, brilliant colleagues and nice place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of the company is you are free to learn anything and you can grow your career. The overall environment of the company is very good, colleagues and higher management peoples are good as well Also, here you can work on flexible hours. I would say here that work life and personal life are balanced.

    Cons

    Food is not available in the cafeteria during night times and also they change the rules very frequently.

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  7. "Best Company I worked for so far"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring people, Great work life balance

    Cons

    processes not well defined, have to wear multiple hats at times

  8. COVID-19

    "Current State"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    CEO is one of the best I've worked under: she truly cares about the employees, the customers, the industry.

    Cons

    Early '20 completed staffing the upper management tier with outside people. This team needs to ripen. And, in light of Covid, this will be a huge challenge. While the product works, it is very old and clunky. And, have yet to get their stories right with their multiple product lines even though the merger of the two companies happened 7 yrs ago. They are struggling to get into the Cloud; too many internal executive politics significantly slowing progress.

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  9. "Excellent company and great culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Automation Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, plenty of room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention about Ellucian here.

  10. "People First"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and people first

    Cons

    Very stressful, too many managers

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