Ellie Mae Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
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Ellie Mae President, CEO, and Director Sigmund (Sig) Anderman
Sigmund (Sig) Anderman
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Undercover Racist structure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ellie Mae

    Pros

    Sig is an effective businessman. He has vision and is really personable. He has tried to create a happy environment of effective management.

    Cons

    It has a family feel to it,yet if you look around... anybody with a keen eye will notice that they only care about the profit of the mortgage business. 90% of the managers are under extreme pressure to fake the progress with a smile and some snacks. It feels much like an assembly line plant. They will feed you and work you into a comma! There is only whites,asians,and Indians in high paid positions. The only black people there are in low level positions and they get treated terribly. They encourage all to write reviews to appear like it is the best place to work every year, ha...it is far from it, unless you are White or Chinese. The rest get treated like slaves. Nobody will tell you the truth working there...due to the threats they would receive from their Slave master managers. Ive seen many people come for interviews and always get turned away and the white managers make racist comments about why they didn't get the job. All lies to the public and nobody has the guts to be honest about it,chances are you are you are working under a white boss.

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    worst company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ellie Mae full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I don't see any pros with this company

    Cons

    Worst company to work for. Managers are too biased. They differentiate team members big time in most of the teams. Unequal work distribution. Not a healthy environment at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to manage old managers in the company. They are taking advantages a lot. Try them to be more accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Tech Support Sr. Leadership = Train-wreck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Ellie Mae full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented Tech Support Team. Built with integrity, this team is passionate and want badly to succeed. It's why they were hand selected. Amazing team dynamic. An All-Star cast of characters that would make anyone proud. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership in Pleasanton is the train-wreck. No concept of call center basics. Refusal to provide internal training, and you'll be ostracized for requesting it. They demonstrate zero desire to build relationships or provide the tools necessary for those who are the face of the company. You'll be asked for your suggestions, then ridiculed publicly for making them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the investment in internal product training for Tech Support. Understand how to track contacts and how to use this for self service. Install a real knowledge base. Know that workforce management is more than a spreadsheet of best guesses. Stop hiding behind "we're a startup" and act like the 15 year old company that you are. Hire Sr. leadership that understands how to be proactive, not reactive - that can lead and execute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Management is horrific!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ellie Mae full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Can work from home to avoid working face to face with management.

    Cons

    Where do I start. You know the old saying $!#& rolls down hill.
    The company lacks direction.
    The company lacks customer service.
    No support from management or piers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, bring in a consulting company and ask for help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Poor management culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Ellie Mae full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can work from home with little interaction with employees

    Cons

    Management is horrific! Several managers in the Product Education department should not be managing people.

    This is absolutely no internal processes that support a learning environment, and this department keeps their employees at arms distance. There is no teamwork and everyone one in that particular department is in it for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely clean house of current management. Bring in professional people who actually understand how to conduct and run a training department.

    Develop policies and procedures for training and maintaining employees. Send management to sensitivity training.

    Bring in an independent consulting agency to reorganize the company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    If you had to choose between unemployment or working here - stay unemployed..it's terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management/Director in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Management/Director in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Ellie Mae

    Pros

    Very relaxed, most people have been there since the beginning. No one really enforces any policies - you can stay under radar and do very little. Good ice cream.

    Cons

    Management is terrible - don't comprehend software development. Very old school technology - have no interest in adopting new solutions. The management teams are divided with fresh blood trying to make a name and old timers who were promoted (most directors / vps would not be hired as a manager in other companies) trying to hold on to their jobs. There is nothing interesting going on - your career will be on hold when you join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be cleared out - and CEO (to old) and CTO (can't speak english) need to resign. You need fresh blood to really get things going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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