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Ellucian Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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Ellucian CEO Laura Ipsen
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81 Ratings
  1. Helpful (8)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Colleagues on my team were very supportive; leader in higher education tech space;salary decent

    Cons

    Dysfunctional culture; very political; benefits very expensive; low value toward remote employees; reputation sliding; execs disconnected from frontline employees; weak dev and cloud teams

    Advice to Management

    Replace cloud team and software dev leaders; closely examine CSM operation; change the dysfunction

    Ellucian2018-12-16
  2. Helpful (5)

    "A volatile environment dominated by instability..."

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

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large client base / Leader in Industry --- ripe for the picking

    Cons

    So many management changes, RIF's are routine, unrealistic expectations surround effort to move to Cloud based solutions

    Advice to Management

    Time for another "combination" --- with Workday?

    Ellucian2018-12-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical support specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    - Competitive pay - Good working atmosphere depending on location and position - Provides materials to improve professional portfolio.

    Cons

    - largely disconnected with higher management. - Not much opportunity for promotions unless working for corporate locations.

    Advice to Management

    Create actionable routes for advancement on remote locations.

    Ellucian2018-12-01
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Employment"

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

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary, vacation, remote work, facilities, technology

    Cons

    Too many executive level management changes

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training employees and provide career development training

    Ellucian2018-12-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good design team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian

    Pros

    Design team was very healthy and collaborative

    Cons

    Upper management (CEO's as well) cycled through a lot.

    Ellucian2018-11-28
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Be Prepared for a High Turn-Over Rate"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support Technician in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a short period of time. Most of the Team Leads are helpful if you get confused or concerned about something.

    Cons

    Because it's easy to find replacement contractors, you can and will be let go without cause within a short timeframe. Hours will be dropped outside of peak season, which will be difficult to pay bills with.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and care for your contractors. It's difficult to make a living off of $12.50 with just 30 hours a week (which totals to be less than what someone who works 40 hours at $9.50 will make). Don't punish those who needed to place in a Notice due to financial issues (or for other reasons); otherwise, people will start leaving out of nowhere just to prove a point.

    Ellucian2018-11-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's an ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible hours, ok pay

    Cons

    we hire EVERYONE, and i mean everyone, people who should have never made it past that door

    Advice to Management

    Strict interview process

    Ellucian2018-11-11
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - R&D in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time

    Pros

    There remain a few low level managers that show concern for their employees and are willing to go to bat for them

    Cons

    Leadership is interested in revenue only. They show no respect for the employees who produce the product they sell. Continual RIFs of US employees only to hire replacements offshore. No interest in professional growth and no interest really at all at a human level for the people who make this company go. If not at director level or above, you really don't exist.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and respect the professionals who contribute every day to the bottom line.

    Ellucian2018-12-03
  9. Helpful (8)

    ""Worst Place to work""

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is no Pros...... all Cons. Very Hostile place to work, Even full time job you will never be safe constant change in management, people get fired on going basis without reason. senior will abuse you if you are not in their good book.

    Cons

    *Do not work here* find some good and big company like vanguard, endos, or microsoft.

    Ellucian2018-11-26
  10. "Great experience"

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

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mentoring opportunities, a great manager, and great team.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons to working here.

    Ellucian2018-10-10
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