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Ellie Mae Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "The main pro for me is a true work/life balance" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Leader in the industry, great people, execs that live the values they espouse, free ice-cream, fun & supportive work environment" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance is a challenge but it is achievable if you learn to manage your time in an effective way" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Though we are growing rapidly there are still a few growing pains we're working through" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Best work place in Tri-valley"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - UI Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Competitive salary and benefits in Tri-valley

    Cons

    Lack of diversity for engineers


  2. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HRIS Specialist
    Former Employee - HRIS Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company culture allowed great connections and partnerships

    Cons

    As the company grew there was little room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Understand what is needed to maintain existing talent and stop hiring externally. Focus on building up and training internal workers to continue adding value.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Elliemae"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Support Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Product Support Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellie Mae full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great people and allot of flexibility.

    Cons

    They lay you off without any prior notice. If you are from the support organization, there is allot of restrictions on when and what events you can attend. Not Enough team building events.


  4. "Look elsewhere if you can!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, great coworkers

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, managers prefer the "in crowd"

    Advice to Management

    I have had a whole slew of issues honestly. I have a manager who doesn't recognize hard work, but because "they" have favorites, others from the team can come and go as they please, call in sick or not work a full work week.. but since I am not in the "in group" I am forced to use sick time for a doctors appointment. I work for someone who is not professional, talks badly about other staff (including upper management), shares very personal life stories that should not be shared, and likes to gossip. Trying to look for the next step up - I was recently told I wasn't good enough, which is awesome. Proceed with caution if you get pregnant here as a female employee. I have had 3 female friends that have had trials and tribulations as well as the run around just to even start the maternity leave paperwork process. There is no work/ life balance, as my manager encourages us to work weekends and respond to emails during off hours. Other people's opinions of you are regarded as the "truth" so you never have an opportunity to speak up. The morale is very low since layoff's occurred at the beginning of the year. We are told by our director not to socialize, keep you head down and work. So much has changed in the time I have been here. It used to be fun, but with budget cuts this is place is a nightmare and not many people enjoy coming to work - me included. We are encouraged to give peer feedback (which is supposed to be anonymous), but it isn't apparently and mine was used against me. That's a great feeling. Don't speak up and voice your opinion or you will be written off, as I have.


  5. "Decent company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellie Mae full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Time off
    Great Benefits
    401K
    Remote work if necessary
    Catered Meals/Ice Cream/Socials

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth for Omaha employees. Would need to move to California

    Advice to Management

    Better guidance for growth


  6. Helpful (3)

    "think twice before joining"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lot of politics, if you dont know hindi... dont join

    Cons

    QA-managers are total waste and full of politics

    Advice to Management

    please do review the managers performance properly, one manager who will always harass people..


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Great Benefits
    Great Teamwork
    Room to grow

    Cons

    They feed you all the time. There are rumors of the Ellie 15... Work at EllieMae you're sure to gain 15lbs.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Open your eyes!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, Autonomy in decision making, Great software

    Cons

    I worked at Ellie Mae for over two years and I spent my entire career to get here. Management is completely bamboozled of lower mid managers skill set, leadership ability and overall demeanor. It's 2019 and it's never acceptable to speak, email and manage adults like children, and talk down on them. Furthermore lawsuits and a spoiled culture will be on the rise if not taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    This is for Management and HR. If a manager has a team of 12 people, and 4 jump to other departments, others resign and are denied an exit interview and 3 others quit or are forcibly removed it's not an employee problem, it's a manager problem. Giving idle threats about performance without any knowledge of a person in that position is sadly allowed on multiple management levels. Open your eyes! It will not change until complete anonymity interviews are held, and hard facts are shared with others several layers up that will not sweep the issues under the rug. The software and the people that are not in the cesspool will carry Ellie Mae out of this situation, but not before all the best people are beaten up and throw in the towel.


  9. "Terrific software company experiencing growing pains"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ellie Mae full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - family culture
    - good work/life balance for some depts.
    - people

    Cons

    - unrealistic release schedules
    - recent layoffs
    - uncertainty due to upcoming merger just announced
    = grew too fast and lost sight of core values


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sadly they have lost their way."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Worker in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Worker in Pleasanton, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ellie Mae full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun events, pay to market value.

    Cons

    HR does not address poor management. Middle management can get away with bullying and not attending management training. Only the decent managers attend training. They have laid off hard working people and leave the crappy managers. The complicit HR department pretends to address issues but they really don’t.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to save yourselves and your fancy cars and your second homes. Keep submitting yourselves to those housing wire awards. Seems to be working for you.