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Ellie Mae Overview

Pleasanton, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ELLI)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Ellie Mae is the leading cloud-based platform for the mortgage finance industry. A commitment to our customers, strong core values, and passionate employees fuels our success.

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Mission: Automate everything automatable in the residential mortgage industry.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#40)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#14)

Company Updates

  • Thank you to the students and alum at University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, Berkeley for having us on campus again this year! We had such a nice time speaking with you about the opportunities within our growing team!

  • Ever wondered what it is like to work for Ellie Mae? See for yourself on the recent Bay Area episode of “The Recruit” on CBS:

    "The Recruit" on CBS Visits Ellie Mae

    "The Recruit" takes a sneak peek at what it's like to work for major companies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston. On Dec. 22, 2018, we appeared in the final Bay Area episode of "The Recruit," featuring Ellie Mae, Pandora, Skillz, and Hired - see what it's like to work at Ellie Mae!

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Ellie Mae – Why Work For Us?

Technology that Powers the American Dream

Our goal, we call it our North Star, is to automate everything automatable in the residential mortgage industry.

Hear our President and CEO, Jonathan Corr ask employees to think bigger in the above video.

At Ellie Mae, we believe that our purpose is tied to how our technology helps lenders deliver a mortgage faster and at a lower cost, that we make it possible for lenders, partners, and borrowers to connect as part of the same community, and that we work together to help a borrower—maybe it’s a millennial, maybe it’s a family—get a home of their own.

There’s more to our story. There’s a bigger purpose to who we are. We’re a fintech industry leader powering the American Dream.

Ellie Mae is a high-tech company with strong core values, which have endured since our beginning:

-We listen to and respect our customers, and are focused on their success.
-We deliver exceptional products that meet our customers’ needs.
-We are committed to delivering legendary customer support.
-We respect the people who work for us.
-We give back to our community.

Our values influence and inspire our daily work lifestyle. Words that describe our employee experience include:

Still want to know more about what’s it like to work at Ellie Mae? Let our employees tell you, or watch our segment on The Recruit which aired on CBS/KPIX December 22, 2018.

We support your growth and development.

At Ellie Mae, we work together to advance our collective and individual potential. We want to see you grow and succeed in new ways, using new knowledge and skills, and offer the tools, training, and development to help passionate employees make an impact in the company from day one.

Hear more about our innovation and your development from some of our engineers, learn more about our latest EMerge conference celebrating individual development and the power of "you," and make sure to check out our newly-opened Innovation Center.


Share in Our Success

As a market leader, we remain committed to our customers' success, and continuously innovating towards our North Star: to automate everything automatable in the residential mortgage industry. We know that a commitment to our customers, strong core values, and passionate employees fuels our success. And we all share in our success, which means you will be rewarded and recognized for your contributions.

For more news about Ellie Mae in the industry, visit our Web site.

Watch Jonathan Corr talk about Ellie Mae to Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money:

Since the Start...

From our start in 1997, Ellie Mae has led the way in technology innovation for the residential mortgage industry. With enduring values and a rock-solid mission, Ellie Mae continues to evolve what's possible in our industry. 

Hear the story of Ellie Mae, as told by our Founder and Chairman, Sig Anderman.

While we have a passion for innovation, we also live the core values started by Sig from the beginning. Our enduring values balanced with innovation and technology make Ellie Mae a unique and great place to work!

Ellie Mae Reviews

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    Lack of diversity for engineers

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Ellie Mae Photos

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Ellie Mae photo of: Employees enjoy appetizers at the LiveWell@EllieMae wellness event.
Ellie Mae photo of: The Ellie Mae softball team signs up new players at the LiveWell@EllieMae wellness event.
Ellie Mae photo of: Employees receive an outdoor mat as part of the LiveWell@EllieMae wellness event.
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Ellie Mae Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Ellie Mae (Pleasanton, CA) in August 2017.


    Entire process was in three main stages.
    1. Recruiter screening - Here they just want to know what your interested in and match you accordingly to a team.
    2. WebEx Technical Interview - Basic OOP's concepts, REST API's, SQL, Javascript and simple coding question
    3. Onsite - 4 technical rounds

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Ellie Mae Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2018, Glassdoor, 2017
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2017
  • HW Tech 100, HousingWire, 2016
  • San Francisco/Silicon Valley Business Journal Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, 2016, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2016
  • Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2015
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