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Ellucian Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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Ellucian CEO Laura Ipsen
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  • "Moving to cloud was a very confusing rhing, did not have proper organisation(in 23 reviews)

  • "The volume of work can make keeping a healthy work-life balance in place(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and enjoyable place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture with terrific people who support and seem to genuinely care about each another. I have not worked at a company where people are so willing to help each other. The mission of supporting higher education is personally gratifying and people have conviction in the good of what customers are doing which helps breed this culture. The company does a good job of supporting employees and creating an environment that...

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    Cons

    The industry (higher education) as a whole can tend to be late adopters, so the technology is not always on the cutting edge, although it is impactful. Because the industry is changing, Ellucian is having to adapt too, which sometimes leads to turnover of good people who have been at the company for a while. But it’s the right thing to do and management is doing well in managing through changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path – new management that has been brought in the past couple of year have been good additions. Now is the time to let consistency take hold so the company can stay focused a clear direction and execute.

    Ellucian2019-01-31
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager quite possibly the worst job in the entire company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay among the highest of project management professionals; remote work environment,

    Cons

    pressure to rack up billable hours; fully accountable for an unmanageable amount of projects; continued lip service about work life balance;

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking in terms of billable hours for a project manager. Go to fixed price for the project management--we almost NEVER went under budget on project management and it was so difficult to go back to the client and ask for more -- usually do to Ellucian's mismanagement, underselling, software issues, constant turnover

    Ellucian2019-06-26
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best employer I have worked for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have been employed by Ellucian for 20 years in three different organizations, so I have a broad perspective. Over the years I have experienced many of the pros and cons other reviewers have mentioned. To be fair, I have worked at several other companies, large and small, and Ellucian is still the best employer I have worked for. The benefits and pay are at least comparable to, if not better than, other companies....

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    Cons

    Sometimes the workload is heavy, but it is not constant. There is not a consistent experience across organizations. I have found that the Technology Management/Managed Services organization seems to be somewhat disconnected from the rest of the company because those employees are located at a customer site, and it is difficult to feel connected to the company when university management is front and center.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in improving the quality and features of your existing products. This will help keep customers happy with their decision to invest in us. And invest in your people – turnover costs you more than you think.

    Ellucian2019-04-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Lot of Opportunity!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The Product Management team knows Higher Education and continues to produce solutions that are flexible, but solve real world problems. Almost everyone at the company is focused on helping institutions, and in turn students, succeed. There is a positive vibe across the entire organization because of the momentum the company sustains. Product knowledge inside a global organization allows you to take your career in different...

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    Cons

    The volume of work can make keeping a healthy work-life balance in place. Too much time on the road also makes staying in good health tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but maybe with a few more people.

    Ellucian2019-04-15
  5. "Great Company to Work For"

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

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pace of Innovation; Solely Focused on Higher Education; Supports a health work/life balance for employees; Supports employees gaining new skillsets and exploring new positions within the company.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, etc. We can continue to lead the marketplace by keeping this concept at the forefront. Overall, I love working for Ellucian!!

    Ellucian2019-04-15
  6. "Amazing Company with great values and great business sense!!"

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

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been working at Ellucian for less than 1 year. So far my journey has been really awesome. The workload is high but exciting and work life balance is really good as well. The company motivates their employees a lot and share ideas and vision with everyone on quarterly basis. Great company to work for!!

    Cons

    Benefits could be better (Health benefits) as well as vacation time

    Ellucian2019-02-15
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Too much work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility to work remotely, decent benefits

    Cons

    Too much work where everything needs to be figured out by the individual. No training on internal products makes it even more difficult. Help is hard to find as managers are over whelmed with work load similarly. No work life balance.

    Ellucian2019-03-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "You'll Love Coming to Work Everyday!"

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

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    We offer great products that solve many of the issues that are faced in higher education today. This company has created an environment that is collaborative and supportive. The office has an open floor plan that doesn't include offices and makes you feel that you're on a level playing field with other employees. Work / life balance and flexibility are highly valued at Ellucian! Pay is competitive / time-off is generous...

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    Cons

    I don't have any cons at the moment.

    Ellucian2019-01-31
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Horrible- BEWARE"

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

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Immediate vesting on 401k- that is all.

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation and support, no opportunities to grow and learn. Lack of integrity by superiors. Lack of trust and respect. Be prepared to be micromanaged! A lot of folks are quitting for good reason or being let go more frequently (RIF) and being replaced by younger, cheaper, inexperienced workers. Remote workers are being phased out in order to utilize trendy “me too” office space. No work/life...

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t ask employees to give Glassdoor reviews just to boost ratings. This does not paint a clear picture of Ellucian culture and environment. Employees should want to provide feedback on their own.

    Ellucian2019-02-03
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Continuously Improving!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Director in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellucian full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ellucian is committed to improving not only their solutions but also work/life balance for employees. Recent changes in leadership are indicative of this push. The intent and purpose is clear and the culture is shifting to align, which is encouraging!

    Cons

    Change is hard. There is always a bit of disruption with change. While progress IS being made in the items mentioned in the "pros" section, it is sometimes slow, but at least it has been steady!

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course! The vision for our path is clear and improvements happen on a regular basis.

    Ellucian2018-05-21
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