Ellucian

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Ellucian Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
121 Reviews
3.0
121 Reviews
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Ellucian President & CEO Jeff Ray
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home available if you are good with your managers & higher ups (in 11 reviews)

  • Working to support higher education can be very rewarding and the customers are wonderful (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior top sales performers continue to leave from both the Datatel and Sungard teams (in 3 reviews)

  • The merger with Sungard Higher Ed only made it worse (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This company has a large presence in the US, a decent benefits package, a culture which is slowly shifting toward being less silo-ed and more engaging.

    The company recently acquired a new CEO - This comment is informational only and is neither a pro or a con at this time.

    Cons

    The company is contract based and as per the nature of contracts with customers, contracts can change. It's not uncommon for some employees to have to move once every several years in order to stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the with employee engagement initiatives

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Take this job or leave it mentality. Low consideration for the personal well being of reassigned employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Various position types where employees may work remotely, at corporate offices, or at client sites. This offers flexibility for employees to find the situation that is the best fit.

    Cons

    Employees may be assigned to wherever they are needed but are expected to relocate at their own expense, with little or no financial assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For long term growth and continuity, please consider the ramifications of giving someone a position that is a promotion but results in a salary reduction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Flexible Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, good benefits, good pay, 3 weeks paid vacation + separate sick days. Can either work from home, or work on the client site depending on the position.

    Cons

    Relocation is only available after 2 years in the position you were hired for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Divided camp

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ellucian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most people on a one-on-one basis were good folk, talented and passionate about supporting Higher Ed. Good benefits

    Cons

    VERY divisive with one culture over the other. Exec mgt extremely cut throat and nasty. CEO was a joke and not respected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    You're all set unless they don't need you anymore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Got to meet and help so many colleges and universities. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    You get lost due to poor management. People are silo-ed so when the layoffs occur they don't really know who's the best to keep and let go. It's just, "well, get rid of this many people.".

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Team, Great Processes, Great Business Model

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Gulfport, MS

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have not officially started work, but my future manager and the on-boarding team have all been great to work with! They have a very easy process to get on board and are very professional!! They truly care about people and ensure you are happy. I have not been this excited about going to work since I retired from the military. Great benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons I could find.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An OK company to work for, lots of change but no real growth in the 10+ years here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Remote, OR

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers generally committed to doing good work. Industry leader, industry leading conference (if you get to participate). Many positions remote eligible. Decent benefits but not industry leading by a longshot. Good compensation and time off benefits. New CEO might be a Pro, time will tell if it moves to the CON column.

    Cons

    Company divisions exist in several silos that are nearly impossible to cross when needed. Professional services utilization targets are very high, resources are overbooked as the norm. Little opportunity for movement once inside the company. Company seems to like change for the sake of change, nothing over the last 5-8 years has resulted in any significant growth. Mid and High level management is in duck and cover mode most of the time as a result, so little if any of the vision du jour gets implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Craft a vision and stick with it for a few consecutive years before yanking it out and trying something else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ellucian

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    Current Employee - User Services Tech in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - User Services Tech in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance educational assistance

    Cons

    Pay not equal to market little or no yearly increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees to gain their loyalty and motivation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and place, still easier to bounce around and grow faster.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Ellucian as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great equipment. Great mentor program. I started out as an intern and became a permanent employee. People were great. Environment and laptop were good. Not sure how fast you can grow here though.

    Cons

    Introduction reading. They hand you a book (print out) your first week for training. Not a con of this company, but in practice moving jobs every 3-5 years still reaps more benefit in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and reduce the gap between normal raises and switching jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Work-Life Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ellucian employees are fairly compensated and the work environment is pretty relaxed. The people are generally pleasant to work with and the corporate culture is improving.

    Cons

    Not the most exciting work environment. Most of the company is remote so it's difficult to build any kind of real bonds with co-workers. Also, being remote limits advancement. Products are old so technology is not that exciting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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