What's the growth potential in Ellie mae?

Adobe / Eng
engrmngr

Adobe Eng

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Engineer and wanna be manager
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Aug 8, 2017 12 Comments

What's the growth potential in Ellie mae as engineer or engineering manager?

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  • Ellie Mae
    kMiK36

    Ellie Mae

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    Yahoo, HPE
    kMiK36more
    Fannie and Freddie are govt entities and have nothing to do with Ellie Mae which is a saas based loan origination software company. what folks don't realize is how much regulation stifles innovation. there is a lot of pressure to deliver at the company now. they just went through a re org do not sure what the potential is for engineering leadership since folks are new to their roles. there is a lot of politics and a bit of infighting with eng and product execs. decent culture but long hours
    Aug 8, 2017 4
    • Fannie Mae / Ops
      #mortgages

      Fannie Mae Ops

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      CGI, IBM
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      Infrastructure person
      #mortgagesmore
      it's still fintech though, everything you said applies across the industry...Fannie originates loans just like Ellie.
      Aug 9, 2017
    • Fannie Mae / Ops
      #mortgages

      Fannie Mae Ops

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      CGI, IBM
      BIO
      Infrastructure person
      #mortgagesmore
      they're also not government entities, they're private but they send profits to the government
      Aug 9, 2017
    • Square / Design
      VVS

      Square Design

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      📱
      VVSmore
      I disagree.
      Aug 9, 2017
    • Ellie Mae QECS40
      Fannie buys loans..Ellie Mae does not issue loans. its customers are mortgage lenders. it's customers are lenders
      Aug 10, 2017
  • Ellie Mae's engineering culture is honestly poor from what I experienced.

    In my interview they explained how they didn't use slack or email to communicate tasks, but instead called through a contrived cisco phone system and occasionally did text, but preferred not to.

    Dress is business casual to semi-formal, despite what they'll tell you.

    The biggest thing is that a good portion of the team didn't use git, and instead elected to use insecure FTP and emailing each other code.

    Basic things like pull requests and code review are ignored and they kept selling me on the fact they had free ice cream on the 4th floor. I honestly didn't care for the silly half-assed startup perks.

    Honestly, this feels like the organization you retire into when you don't want to upgrade your skills or ability as an engineer anymore. No-one seems motivated and it's not something that you can truly get excited about.

    4/10 avoid unless you have a family. The saving grace is work-life balance is amazing and most of the org understands family responsibilities. The people there are very nice, and would be great coworkers if not friends.

    Note, I could have had a bad interview experience. It honestly wasn't up to par with what I had come to expect out in SV or SF.
    Aug 8, 2017 2
    • Ellie Mae QECS40
      they use hip chat instead of slack. eng dress code is chill.
      Aug 10, 2017
    • Clearly I interviewed in the wrong department. They had no idea what JIRA or hipchat was.

      It was some new team they were forming to be "innovative".

      I assume most of the org is more chill and up to date than they were. Honestly was a really weird experience.
      Aug 10, 2017
  • Fannie Mae / Ops
    qTSh62

    Fannie Mae Ops

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    CGI, IBM
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    Infrastructure person
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    if you work in fintech you can always bounce between companies if you can't find an available next step in your current org. I know many engineers that have done this between Fannie and Freddie. dunno about Ellie specifically.
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • Ellie Mae QECS40
    But anything else is meh
    Aug 17, 2017 0
  • Ellie Mae QECS40
    They will pay out the wazoo if they really want you
    Aug 17, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    ahem

    Microsoft Eng

    BIO
    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    ahemmore
    How is the comp?
    Aug 16, 2017 0

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