At Ellucian, 72 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1931 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.10. It was published on Nov 16, 2016. 2713 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked Ellucian to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Ellucian provides software and technology management consulting for higher education institutions. The company serves more than 18 million students at 2,400 institutions in 40 countries with products and services that propel the mission of institutional and student success.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Fairfax, Virginia US Sites: 15
Major Locations: Malvern, Pennsylvania; Rochester, New York; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco, California; Frisco, Texas; Maitland, Florida US Employees: 2,954
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1986

That time when our Malvern team showed their Ellucian pride by inadvertantly all wearing purple on the same day!

Perks and Programs

We asked Ellucian to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Charity Day Off: Ellucian offers 5 paid days off per year to each employee to serve in their community in an area they determine to be important to them.
  • Remote Work/Flextime environment: Ellucian believes that an employee should be able to choose the work environment that is most beneficial for productivity – many employees choose to work from home or flex their schedule to accommodate schedules that enhance productivity. Ellucian fully supports a variety of schedules and facilitates through technology solutions provided at home at no cost to the employee
  • Parental Leave: Birth mothers and adoptive parents receive 8 weeks of fully paid leave. Spouses/partners of birth mothers receive 4 weeks of fully paid leave
  • Recognition Program: Ellucian offers a robust recognition program which provides broad recognition for individuals/teams that go beyond in making Ellucian successful. Awards are delivered in points which gives the recipient choices among valuable prizes and cash
  • Lean-in Circles: Inclusive small groups of Ellucian employees who meet monthly, for a year, to explore professional topics and exchange personal experiences in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.
  • Company Hang outs: Employees can participate in many planned events: office Olympics, professional sporting events, Take our Sons and Daughters To Work Day, family Halloween events, summer barbecues, team sports jersey days, chili cook-offs
  • Dress Code: Ellucian offers a casual dress environment such that employees can choose to wear jeans and t-shirts and shorts during the summer – again, productivity is enhanced when our employees are comfortable in their environment
  • I-Venture/Performance Management: Ellucian has done away with performance ratings and rankings and believes that all employees have unlimited potential.  I-Venture is Ellucian's innovative new, research based, way of fueling employee performance and development. It adopts an agile forward-looking approach to performance through the use of regularly occurring conversations which focus on progress toward achieving short-term, iterative goals and continuous learning.  


$34,903 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Technical Support Specialist $109,260 Average salary and additional cash compensation for sr. consultant
50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary73% Company-paid health coverage for employees (applied consistently)
65% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (applied consistently) 73% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,250 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
The College Hire Academy Success Experience team (CHASE) in Maitland Florida spent October 22nd serving the Orlando community with an organization, Hands On Orlando.


25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 13 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option (45% use it)


    60 days Job-protected maternity leave40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    81 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
    20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)27 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    $3,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
    20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    *Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


    • Lactation room(s)
    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
    • Elder care resources


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Cholesterol tests
    • Flu shots
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Fitness center (only at headquarters)

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    40 hours Paid time off to volunteer


    • Formal programs support professional development for: Women
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

    Executive Diversity

    Even technologists have to eat!


    The Ellucian Dublin team

    hiring Outlook

    550 Job openings forecast for coming year 4% Job Growth
    22 Average applicants per opening 48,648 Applications received
    591 Positions filled in past year 5% New hires by employee referrals
    750 New positions created 109 Jobs filled by current employees
    Yes Recruits on college campuses 15 New graduates hired
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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