Has been a great place to work, but that seems to be changing... QUICKLY
Technical Support Engineer II (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – January 4, 2019
Recent director hire and sr. manager promotions have placed a premium on micromanagement and data/statistics vs. teamwork, collaboration, customer focus, and the culture Ellie Mae had been known for.
The landscape is changing and not for the better.
Competitive pay, great benefits, all the ice cream you can eat, culture.
Poor management hires/promotions, culture change underfoot, either directed by upper management or brought on by below C level management styles, have and have not split between different job classes, giving salaried employees different treatment over hourly, Not long ago all employees were salary, those converted to hourly are treated much differently now
Very unproductive work environment with too many meetings each day
National Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Dublin, CA – November 15, 2018
A typical day consisted of 6-8 meetings daily whereby I could not productively work with my team for pro-active lead generation. Too many meetings caused distraction to not be productive and was an obstacle to supporting my sales team. The hardest part of the job was to be pulled into too many meetings and then not have time to take away from those discussions to apply the proposal to the team to better educate their sales process and prospecting for qualifying new business opportunities. The workplace culture was unhealthy. People constantly complained against their co-workers performances and did not trust their colleagues because they thought they were stealing accounts from one another and then I had to police and draw guidelines on new sales territories to prevent conflict.
Ellie Mae is a great company. I am proud to say I work here. I am able to learn new things every day. Their release schedule is somewhat aggressive, but management is willing to accept push back on released features.
Software Engineer 2 (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – May 15, 2018
A typical day at Ellie Mae follows some agile methodology which is having stand up or doing grooming. Tons of meetings for just planning out the next release. Learned a lot more about how to make things work when they don't work. The culture is awesome and they love it when you have that right attitude. Management is sort of political and the hardest part about working there is the politics. It's good and enjoyable when you have the right teammates that know what they are doing.
We get breakfast the first of every Wednesday and ice cream
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – May 9, 2018
This company had a great culture but bad behaving managers have not been dealt with and it's creating a toxic environment. Everything else is competitive in a good way - pay, benefits. Fun place to work. Love the company, hate my manager.
super fun, diverse, good pay & benefits
not very inclusive (they try). Leadership and managers need to clean out the bad behaving managers.
Manager, Software Development (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 3, 2018
Development Directors seem to be out for themselves and not the team. Talked to HR but ended up getting let go because they had too many managers. Rest of team got laid of 6 months later. Company has lots of money and if someone would lead it correctly it would have been a fun place to work. Culture is an issue because Indian culture meets Western culture and our office had tons of issues. From talking over us to flat out just being rude in conversation. 90% of our meetings were via video conference with the Ca office, could almost never get a word in.
Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – April 11, 2018
I loved working here, I loved my job and loved most of the clients I dealt with on the phone. The pay and benefits are great. The Management is terrible. In 2 and 1/2 years I had 4 different managers and only 1 was onsite. They are not trustworthy and they take sides and are unethical. My advice, never go to HR about an issue as they are not trustworthy either. It is sad and they lost a good employee because of it.
Lots of food days, fun place to work, friendly employees
Management is awful, They are growing too fast and not prepared for it, The HR team has no confidentiality and are not trustworthy.
Senior Sales and Strategy Manager (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – February 5, 2018
After a decade of double digit growth; the market is tight and management has decided that pressure the sales organization rather than look at the product folks for innovation. In a nutshell; the train has left the station. Constant travel and the need to always be at HQ took the life /work balance into the unsustainable zone.
Good money and some smart people that I enjoyed working with.
Great place to work without the Silicon Valley traffic
HR Coordinator (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – September 26, 2017
You would be joining a company that is moving to the next level in the Fin-Tech industry. No matter what role you are in, you will never hear "that is not my job" from a fellow peer. Everyone is always kind, willing, and helpful.
Sr. Education Specialist (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – August 28, 2017
Overall I would recommend Ellie Mae because they pay well and offer good benefits. My manager was supportive and encouraging until the pressure was put on her by senior management, and she became very cut throat and unwilling to listen to or support her employees.