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Ellucian Reviews

Updated 6 Dec 2019

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Ellucian CEO Laura Ipsen
Laura Ipsen
95 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible - BEWARE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Immediate vesting on 401k- that is all

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation and support, no opportunities to grow and learn. Lack of integrity by superiors. Lack of trust and respect. Be prepared to be micromanaged! A lot of folks are quitting for good reason or being let go more frequently (RIF) and being replaced by younger, cheaper, inexperienced workers. Remote workers are being phased out in order to utilize trendy “me too” office space. No work/life balance. Be... prepared to receive emails late at night, on weekends and while on vacation.

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    Advice to Management

    (HR) Don’t ask employees to give Glassdoor reviews just to boost ratings. This does not paint a clear picture of Ellucian culture and environment. Employees should want to provide feedback on their own.

    Ellucian2019-09-02
  2. Helpful (2)

    "good company, technical debt, many many complex products"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Fairfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great team work, flexible working schedule

    Cons

    products rushed out the door

    Advice to Management

    make the product rock solid

    Ellucian2019-07-08
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Software Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Products on cloud platform. Good exposure to Technology. Scope to upgrade skills and access to learning platforms. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    1. Frequent changes in senior level leadership disrupting the momentum and changes in priorities and decision making. 2. Some of the policies like WFH etc. are not clear and is misused by people. 3. Invested lot of $$ in build next generation products and is finding hard for customer adoption and sales. 4. Not much of trust between the middle level management at Global level.

    Ellucian2019-07-16
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Facade Vs Reality-Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonynous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just few leftovers and monthly ice cream bonus.

    Cons

    Private small size company- will stay that way. Too frequent reports. Non Managers- no bonuses Professional Nepotism Shipping job overseas. Employees are pitted against each other by low IQ managers. HR turns deaf ears to the employee grievances Poor Health Insurance. Constant changing of Managers and constant adaptation to manager’s tantrums. Cloud Cloud Cloud- but products are 18th century. Customers... don’t get buy in with just a glossy work setting and that too is 75 percent empty desks most of the time.

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    Advice to Management

    Start treating non-manager employees at par with Managers and above. And just don’t make fool of them with monthly ice cream bonanzas.

    Ellucian2019-08-07
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Phone technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Mountain Dew....yep, that’s it.

    Cons

    Where to begin 1. You are constantly being told that you are a contractor and you ARE NOT an employee of the company 2. 30 hours per week, that’s it 3. No lunch: one 10 min break 4. Training is a complete joke; you are thrown into the floor without knowing the process, why is that? 5. “ we don’t believe in shadowing”- well, that’s stupid I walked out on my first day on the floor: I asked for help because I was so... lost, however they had ONE person to assist us newbies, and NO ONE was listening to the class to see if we were sinking or swimming- you can bet we were sinking. Thanks for the Mountain Dew and coffee: you can keep the job

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    Advice to Management

    BETTER TRAINING PROGRAM AND “HIRE” EMPLOYEES instead of just hiring contractors- the normal person in the year 2019 cannot survive on 13.00 hr, 30 hours a week/ it’s a complete joke

    Ellucian2019-08-06
  6. "Nice work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Work culture Timings Collaboration with different teams across the globe Good people around Flexibility

    Cons

    Nothing much in particular to say

    Ellucian2019-07-02
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Project Manager quite possibly the worst job in the entire company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay among the highest of project management professionals; remote work environment,

    Cons

    pressure to rack up billable hours; fully accountable for an unmanageable amount of projects; continued lip service about work life balance;

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking in terms of billable hours for a project manager. Go to fixed price for the project management--we almost NEVER went under budget on project management and it was so difficult to go back to the client and ask for more -- usually do to Ellucian's mismanagement, underselling, software issues, constant turnover

    Ellucian2019-06-26
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - No micromanaging - Decent benefits for beginners

    Cons

    - Management talks a lot about cloud being the future. But employees supporting traditional solutions are not given enough information.

    Ellucian2019-05-31
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Application Security Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Security Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Awesome place to work and learn about DevSecOps. - Highly skilled/technical co-workers in Dev and QA streams. - Clear road map for all product development - Strong leadership and management team - Great work life balance with work from home options available.

    Cons

    - Annual company hikes can be improved

    Ellucian2019-06-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company in a Highly Volatile Industry"

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    Current Employee - Chief Information Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management and very talented colleagues Everyone seems to really care about the higher education industry

    Cons

    Somewhat disconnected from HQ in these roles Higher education going through a lot of turmoil right now

    Advice to Management

    Focus on executing the company's cloud strategy Make sure benefits snafus get fixed immediately by vendors

    Ellucian2019-05-30
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