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Ellucian Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • Employees tend to feel on the edge and the work / life balance is almost non existent (in 12 reviews)

  • Lots of changes in upper management resulting in some turnover (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, growth opportunities, noble cause, flexibility.

    Cons

    Change is hard for the company.


  2. "CHASE Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Opportunities to travel. Great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in upper management resulting in some turnover.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in company's goals and progress.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sr PM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work environment and support resources

    Cons

    24/7/365 not great work life balance


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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

    I worked at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Evolving technology, good people working there.

    Cons

    Significant turnover at the time of staff and senior management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really good people for the most part. I enjoy working with my colleagues. This is not a cut throat place. People are collaborative and will typically help you out. They do meaningful work and you can really feel like your work matters here.

    Cons

    Internal processes are often lacking, so you need good problem solving skills to get things done. Communication at an executive level needs work. Too many priorities create unnecessary risk.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Get your experience and go. Never look back."

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

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

    Pros

    -decent pay and free beverages

    Cons

    -horrible work life balance: 24x7x365 expectations
    -very politically charged. Had management take me aside, close the door, then tell me they were going to do everything possible to ruin my life because they didn't like my personality. When I asked how I could change my behavior (and what behaviors were offensive), I was dismissed (make sure there's always a second person in the room).
    -outdated technology. I'm a user now. The system is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Provide helpful input and examples


  7. "Great learning curve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Great company, your efforts get notices!

    Cons

    Nothing as of my knowledge!

  8. "Customer Success Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment that promotes growth and development.

    Cons

    RIFs happen too frequently it seems


  9. Helpful (21)

    "Great people, failing company."

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    Current Employee - Director in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most employees are incredibly talented, helpful, and dedicated to the company's mission of driving student success. The vision of the company is noble and you feel like you are making a difference by being there.

    Cons

    The company is struggling financially and spends an unbalanced amount of time on cost containment vs. growth. I believe Ellucian is in survival mode and as a result is making decisions to solve short term problems that will harm the company in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Consider long-term implications for the decisions you're making. Pause to define the problem before creating solutions. The employees at Ellucian are your greatest asset, however, most VPs and above just view them as "heads" to be cut when OPEX need to be less. RIFs should be the last resort, not the first.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Reasonable salary based on experience in the area.
    -Ability to work independently.
    -Friendly people in the office.

    Cons

    -Lack of opportunity to work remotely.
    -Depending on the team, one may not have immediate access to people you need to collaborate with to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more remote work.
    Make the products less complex to install and configure for customers.


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