At Ellucian, 71 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1698 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.30. It was published on Nov 10, 2017. 10795 Visitors

What Employees Say

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.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

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

Ellucian is the leading provider of software and services powering the work of colleges and universities. More than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries rely on Ellucian to enhance operations and enrich the student experience for over 18 million students.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Reston, Virginia, 20191 US Sites: 70
Major Locations: Malvern, Pennsylvania; Rochester, New York; Lake Mary, Florida; New York, New York; Frisco, Texas US Employees: 2,954
US Revenues: $0 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1986

Ellucian builds products that power higher ed - and have fun while doing it!

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.  


$46,500 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Technical Support Specialist $110,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Sr. Consultant
3% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee73% Company-paid health coverage for employees
65% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 73% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $4,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Work hard, play harder.


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
25 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option (45% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness
  • Onsite Amenities (Free beverages, mailing service, massage therapy, discount ticket sales)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*28 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$3,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
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


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

40 hours Paid time off to volunteer


  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Power breakfast on our monthly power day!


Giving back- Habitat of Humanity

How to Get Hired

We asked Ellucian for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We recruit for prospective new employees that have a true passion for providing technology and business to support student success that supports our True North.  We find that when new hires have a passion for the company’s core mission, they are more likely to engage in our culture, be innovative and drive toward success. We also look for professionals who readily exhibit behaviors aligned with our core values, which provide the framework for how we work together toward success.      

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Highlight in your resume, cover letter, and correspondence your participation, passion and impact on journeys to the cloud or other highly changing environments within ERP/CRM markets.Tell us how your values are aligned with Ellucian's values.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We have a particular focus in Cloud Technology roles and ERP/CRM sales opportunities.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit our career page where you can learn more about our go-to-market and cloud opportunities.

hiring Outlook

469 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 4% Job Growth
36 Average applicants per opening 39,244 Total job applicants
22% New hires by employee referrals 16% Openings filled by current employees
56 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
26% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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