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Ellie Mae Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "The main pro for me is a true work/life balance" (in 28 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Company with a Big Heart"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Trainer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Trainer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There a strong sense of community in this company. The senior management makes a point of being engaged with all employees; Ellie Mae makes giving back to the community part of being an employee; everyone is helpful to new comers.
    My direct management has been very supportive of my ramping up work and with training to become knowledgeable in the industry and become a better trainer.
    Ellie Mae is, by far, the most diverse technology company that I have worked with (and I've worked with a few). And diverse at all levels.
    Ellie Mae is the market leader and has devised a "shared success" strategy for its customers. When Ellie Mae customers make more money, Ellie Mae makes more money. So customers are very satisfied with Ellie Mae.

    Cons

    Ellie Mae is growing fast (which is good). But with that growth in size, old processes that worked with a company of 500 are being strained with a company of 1500.

    Advice to Management

    We are growing fast. Make sure we've got the internal processes and infrastructure to handle all our new employees smoothly.

    Ellie Mae Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – EVP, Human Resources

    Thanks for calling out our diversity, this really confirms we consider all viewpoints and have a culture of belonging. Appreciate the feedback!


  2. "Amazing Culture - Wonderful Company To Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative
    Support Work/Life Balance
    Technologically Driven
    Fantastic Leadership

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to add

  3. "Fantastic culture great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Founder & Executive Chairman Sig Anderman graces every new hire orientation with his presence and nuggets of wisdom, one of his mantras is "to make every community we are in better" each employee gets 1 day per quarter with pay to do volunteer work. Ellie recently sponsored a Diversity and Inclusion seminar for all employees, as a Woman of Color in Fin-Tech I applaud Leadership for seeking ways to improve and took action. Great benefits that start on day 1 no probationary period, reimbursement for any courses and or training, weight watchers included, very blessed to be an Ellie Mae'r :)

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Our growth is rapid, just make sure we are optimizing current employees to the fullest before hiring outside talent


  4. "Love working at Ellie Mae"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very transparent and personable management. Nice working culture and people. Good opportunities for growth and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not much I can think of. I am someone who focuses on the positive and not dwell on the negative.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take good care of employees.

    Ellie Mae Response

    Jan 8, 2019 – EVP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback!


  5. "Love working for Ellie Mae"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Ellie Mae is a great place to work. They really care about their employees, have good benefits and great perks.

    Cons

    Job requires a lot of traveling.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ellie Mae Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ellie Mae has an extensive list of benefits and employee programs that make it a great place to work. They are innovative and always looking to improve.

    Cons

    Middle management does not seem to have the oversight from senior management that it should to ensure good decision making for various departments.

    Advice to Management

    Ellie Mae no longer values their long term employees who given blood, sweat and tears toward helping to build the company. Less experienced, lower paid employees are getting the jobs that the more experienced employees had - a short sighted move.


  7. "Culture is great especially the 1-1 session with manager clears all our expectations and grievances"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is great with good documentation of work that is completed which is very important for future reference

    Cons

    Communication and collaboration between teams can be improved . Work and responsibility must be clear for everyone otherwise it delays work .

    Advice to Management

    We must move to new technologies faster to attract best talent

  8. "3 Month anniversary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Disaster Recovery Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Disaster Recovery Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New AWS technology, fast paced, Company cares about how you succeed.

    Cons

    Fast paced, lack some standards/procedures...

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Thank goodness it's Monday!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complex industry means complex work...never boring!
    Collaborative team environment
    Executives are easily accessible and really listen
    Open to new ideas and challenging the status quo

    Cons

    Acronym hell!
    Shifting priorities can be concerning

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and making changes as necessary. Share not only the good news, but the tough news with us as well so we can help to come up with solutions.


  10. "Opportunities in a shifting market"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EllieMae is in many ways the hub of a major industry with almost 40% market share in US mortgage originations and therefore offers opportunities to make a real impact on lives as a Product Manager.

    Cons

    The company is transitioning from rapid growth phase to a more stable player, and the stock price is starting to reflect the transition. No fault of their own but the housing market is hitting a rough patch which has also hit the stock price hard.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to add experienced managers that have experience with the effort and cost associated with digital transformations.