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Current Employee - Analyst in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Analyst in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Ellucian full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible schedule
Advancement opportunities
Improved leadership
Transparency
Exciting new products and services beginning to hit market

Cons

Low Salaries compared to market
Still adjusting to most recent merger
Large number of employees with negative attitudes
Eroding benefits
HR matters take for forever

Advice to Management

Positive Attitude can be infectious. Find a way to reinvigorate employees that isn't cheesy popcorn machines and things of this nature look like frivolous spending. Contests and even small rewards for a job well done can go a long way. Remove the culture of fearing the ominous "management"

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    1 Great Company + 1 Mediocre Company = 1 Lousy Big Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Ellucian full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are OK. Middle managers care about their staff. Ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    Datatel was a great company to work for. Before the first buyout it was rated as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the DC area. After it went from a privately-owned company to being bought out by two different investment companies, it went from being employee centric to all about the bottom line. The merger with Sungard Higher Ed only made it worse. The current environment is all about getting as much work done with as few employees as possible. Everyone worries if they're next in the next round of layoffs. This has left overworked employees with low morale. Great employees are leaving as fast as they can find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the Datatel basics, and walk the walk, don't just talk the talk. Take some plays from Russ Griffith's playbook. Remember when "employees are our biggest asset" meant something and not something that's spouted by the executives.

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    Terrible company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Current Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, management has no clue what you do so they leave you alone.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Lack of career. Fear of not doing who to trust. Terrible morale. Leadership stinks.

    Advice to Management

    Need to fire John Speers, All of Professional services VP's and all middle management. If the only way you can budget is to lay off employees every 3 month...then we need new management. SunGard was a top rate company....Datatel was 3rd at best...together one lousy company...If you are not drinking the Kool-Aid...you will find yourself on the next rif list...

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