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Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Brian Bledsoe
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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. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Release Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good teams with stable work.

    Cons

    Moving to cloud was a very confusing rhing, did not have proper organisation

    Ellucian2019-01-24
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good, could easily be great"

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    Former Employee - R&D Team in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great vertical, great location, above-average remuneration, great learning opportunities, great opportunities to engage with clients, patient client base, clients are mostly joint-stakeholders with the company on product development.

    Cons

    * Constantly changing technology policies- flex, zk, java, jquery... * Strategy seems confused and trying to do it 'all-at-once' - cloud, mobile, accessibility... * Revolving-door higher management - top management seldom stays around long enough to implement their strategy or technology vision, probably the reason for the above-mentioned cons. * Clueless HR - seems to exist...

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    Advice to Management

    Find a technology strategy and stick with it. Stick around yourselves for more than 2 years! We're panicking in the face of new competition and trying to patch 20-year old products in a jiffy to match up against modern products designed with modern UI. This has lead to some questionable decisions. We have good people, use them and don't drown them in process intricacies. Reward results, not the ability to conduct lengthy...

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    Ellucian2015-03-06
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Cloudy outlook"

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    Former Employee - On Boarding Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Work from home.

    Cons

    Very long hours and multiple reorganizations. Went through 5 in less than four years. Although you may be able to work from home, expect to work 55 plus hours in the cloud group. Lack of leadership and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop with the reorganization’s and get enough people to do the work. Stop treating people like numbers.🙁

    Ellucian2018-02-18
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Forgotten the customer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would say remote work, but that is going away

    Cons

    I worked in the cloud services division and this is aimed solely at them and their management. I do not know how other divisions have worked. 1. They decide some new cost cutting measure every year, try to execute, go through lots of pain doing it, and then purge a ton of people immediately after leaving the rest to pick up the scraps. 2. They're not going to invest in...

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    Advice to Management

    Your customers most likely don't care about where you host your products. Only you do. Think about why.

    Ellucian2017-08-02
  6. Helpful (17)

    "Beware this is not like google"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Maitland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay. You can Work remote. Most people other than the current cloud directors are good people.

    Cons

    Job security sucks The IT cloud directors make horrible decisions. The lay off the senior engineers to replace with lower admins. Its to bad. I had high hopes for this place. I just dont see it having good job stability with the current leaders.

    Advice to Management

    1. Fire the directors and management that came from the blackboard company. They are destroying ellucian and making it an unstable work environment. They are going to turn ellucian into another failing company. Just like the ones they left.

    Ellucian2017-07-27
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    "Market strategy and overall leadership is questionable at best"

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

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

    Pros

    Working from home has its own perks. Some solid thinkers and doers. Realization that they are behind the technology curve and are taking the threat to their business seriously. R&D team is pretty solid and has a can-do attitude. Have also tried to re-invigorate the culture in positive ways.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is just plain bad with lots of "do as I say, not as I do", turf wars, favoritism and shiny object syndrome. Focus is not always on the customer, but is in how good someone/something looks in the eyes of management/peers. Company is also very top heavy with hundreds of VPs and Directors in a hierarchical order that is very 1980 and inflexible. Top leadership talks a good games but has been ineffective...

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    Advice to Management

    Have the balls to give up some revenue streams in order to reinvent yourself in innovative ways or others in the space will eat your lunch (and rightly so). Empower your people to make mistakes and learn from them so they stop escalating every little thing that does not jive. Stop acclimating the culture to that of the client. Fire most, if not all, of the SVPs that are client facing as they are lukewarm leaders at best.

    Ellucian2017-04-19
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Higher Ed Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, committed to higher ed, good customer base

    Cons

    legacy platforms, always trying to catch up, simple understanding of cloud

    Advice to Management

    Learn from some of the smaller Cloud startups...

    Ellucian2017-04-20
  9. Helpful (16)

    "Don't apply here!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance is decent, no one seems to work more than 40 hours, so work life balance is good. Flexible with office and work from home

    Cons

    It's very hard to get anything accomplished here. There either isn't a process and no one is willing to do extra work to create one, or the process is so convoluted and takes so long- you give up halfway through. They say they're a cloud company but that is not the case. Workday is going to put this company out of business. Middle management that does nothing is very heavy here...

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    Ellucian2017-04-13
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    "R & D Intern"

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    Former Employee - R & D Intern in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ellucian for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent leadership. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Need to do more on AWS/ Cloud Ops front.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more young talent.

    Ellucian2017-02-15
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