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Ellucian Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible, work from home, great coworkers (in 32 reviews)

  • Great flexibility and work life balance (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees tend to feel on the edge and the work / life balance is almost non existent (in 9 reviews)

  • Very political upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Rising tech co in DC area"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Combined with a brand new, amazing HQ and great changes at the senior exec level, Ellucian is putting itself on the map as a top tech company in the DC area. It's an exciting time to be here.

    The team I'm on (Marketing) feels like a family and people really do care about the work we do and each other. A rare but wonderful situation.

    Cons

    Are there some "stale" folks here who seem to be phoning it in? Yes, but that's been the case everywhere else I've worked too.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Forward thinking. Very satisfying working in higher education. Co workers are wonderful. Benefits are good (but not great). The work is challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    No career advancement. Promotions are very rare and difficult to come by. Raises are small. If you join, be prepared to stay in the same position. Rather than being promoted, you will just be required to take on more work. They do not promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your existing talent for new positions. Promote from within if you want to keep the good people you have. It's good for the company, the team, and employee moral.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "New Employee"

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    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great ability to work on meaningful projects

    Cons

    tough environment in higher ed


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Oracle Database Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maitland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good mix of very technical people. People willing to collaborate on projects and help out. Some extremely smart people to collaborate with .

    Cons

    There were too many changes to management direction and a lot of turnover. Employees tend to feel on the edge and the work / life balance is almost non existent


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros at this company

    Cons

    Their culture is incredibly poor

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know the industry


  6. "On-boarding process with HR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Efficient
    Great communication
    Expectations I could expect were clearly set and followed
    Friendly and welcoming
    Professional
    Well staffed
    On-boarding portal well laid out and intuitive
    Pre-employment training portal setup to lead new hire without confusion
    Expectations for first couple weeks of employment are clear and leave little question.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report. This experience exceeded expectations set by previous employers. HR concerned most concerned about my comfortable transition rather than their own time expense.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Love the support and response time. Shows staff is well prepared, knowledgeable and not over extended.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Solid Goals, No Focus"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Consultant in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work remotely and great professional development opportunities. Wonderful clients.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to rein in lower mgmt expectations; salaried consultants pushed beyond capacity; work/life balance non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your frontline people and follow through. Many employees working 7 days a week with no compensation and frustration runs high.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "pretty good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Principal Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with for the most part. Established products in Higher Education space which for the most part are well liked by customers. Competitive benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Many organizational changes. Multiple products that are similar (due to mergers, etc). They have many projects in the pipeline for which they have under estimated the time, effort, and costs associated. Smaller remote offices feel cut off from company culture and resources.


  9. "Amzaing"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA

    Pros

    All good and have nothing bad to say.

    Cons

    nothing bad to at all.

    Advice to Management

    Very good Team


  10. "Principal Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, work from home, great coworkers

    Cons

    i do not have any cons


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