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34 English questions out of 34

September 16, 2018

What is health insurance like at Ellucian?

Pros

- flexible work from home policy - free pop in Lake Mary - some great co-workers, but the good ones leave quick The new CEO has some positive effect.

Cons

- health insurance is expensive - no bonus for regular employees - directors get bonuses for underperforming work - underperforming employees in every team without consequences - some underperforming employees get rewarded and not fired - long deployment time - no automation - no skilled interview process - no communication between teams - a lot of long time employees who never saw newer technology - salary is all over the place - management reports up and not down - open office - favoritism everywhere - a lot of tense meetings far away from business standards. - Every team develops their own duplicate solution - Lay off waves where necessary, but the replacements aren't skilled either - Positions get filled even if the new unqualified employees - No clear roadmap or decisions

Advice to Management

On good employee can replace five inefficient employees, just pay them more and give them freedom. Act on performance and not favoritism.

- health insurance is expensive

September 16, 2018

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January 30, 2019

Does Ellucian offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

Short version: -Everyone is friendly & helpful and there is a great team mindset -the office is BEAUTIFUL. It is bright, modern, and has a ton of rooms along the perimeter that anyone can use at any time, whether it is for a video conference, phone call, or just to take a breather. -there is often free food -Benefits are awesome. My favorite would have to be the tuition reimbursement for courses taken while you work here. As a college student, this is AMAZING. More personal note: I started working at Ellucian just a month and a half ago and I already feel like a part of the team. I am young and this is my first “real job”, so I was worried I wouldn’t be taken seriously or that I would be a burden asking too many questions, but I’ve found that that is certainly not the case. My co-workers are all friendly and helpful and I feel very comfortable approaching anyone, in any department, with confidence that they will help me with whatever I need. From my experience so far, it seems that there is a strong team spirit and the employees are rooting for each other to succeed. My managers are great because they give me a lot of independence and trust, yet they are always there for me if I need help. This is refreshing from some managers who seem to be watching over your shoulder all the time. It is easy for me to connect with people and bring up any concerns or ideas I have through the modern communications platform we use, Slack. Most recently, I’ve been working with a few people to try to start a Green Team at the office to try and address our common interest in sustainability. At Ellucian I feel like even with my young age and “low-rank” in the company I am given the resources to be the best me possible and make a big positive impact.

Cons

I haven't run into any downsides yet. So far so good.

My favorite would have to be the tuition reimbursement for courses taken while you work here.

January 30, 2019

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March 1, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Ellucian?

Pros

Good PTO policies, 401k match, decent health benefits, idea behind the mission sounds good. Office space in Reston is nice.

Cons

Management that is completely unqualified, products being sold to customers are garbage, zero corporate strategy. Employees are literally pitted against each other. Compensation is well below market.

Advice to Management

Provide value to customers...an actual ROI. Innovate...actually build something that doesn’t look 15 years old...UX matters. Team...learn what the word means and try to create an environment that reflects it. Compensation plans should not directly compete internally...if one does well it takes from another...that is poor leadership. If you all want to pretend you are a high-level tech company, act like it...pay your people accordingly.

Good PTO policies, 401k match, decent health benefits, idea behind the mission sounds good.

March 1, 2020

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February 6, 2019

Does Ellucian offer parental leave?

Pros

The Benefits are a big pro, not only do you get a competitive salary but all the extras that a company that cares about their people should have (dental, medical, parental leave). The working schedule is very flexible and allows for a good work-life balance. It depends on who you work with and for, but in general, teams are well-balanced, and interested in shared growth, always trying to help anyone who needs it. Management and Leadership are actively involved in both team and individual progress and are always there for support and guidance. The company encourages you to build and develop a career, as it offers trainings and other education opportunities that help improve your skills.

Cons

Remote work is common to all employees, which is of great help when our personal life requires it, but it can create some communication problems, even though we have plenty of tools to help us work from home, sometimes it is just better to do things in person.

The Benefits are a big pro, not only do you get a competitive salary but all the extras that a company that cares about their people should have (dental, medical, parental leave).

February 6, 2019

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August 29, 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Ellucian?

Pros

The company has good culture, great leadership

Cons

Not a lot of scope to grow in all teams

The company has good culture, great leadership

August 29, 2020

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