Fannie Mae Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
441 Reviews
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Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you go in with your eyes open, it can be a stable environment with good work/life balance (in 74 reviews)

  • great benefits and flex hours; great for learning all aspects of housing market (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Change is bad to senior management - technology used to be empowered to provide value to the business (in 19 reviews)

  • Petty management, lots of rot in middle management, corporate culture still very old-school (in 11 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and generous benefits, talented coworkers, fantastic company working to do a great service for American families.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything really. Overall, coworkers and management are great, environment is great, interesting work, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent Company & Team!

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales in Washington, DC

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Salary, Respectable environment & wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Can take a lot of interviews before you are offered a position. Layoffs can occur. Lot's of position changes as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fannie Mae as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Personal growth not much except good business knwoledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Asset Manager
    Current Employee - Asset Manager

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, work/life balance, work from home

    Cons

    Management, politics, advancement opportunity, politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Systems Administrator III  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator III in Reston, VA

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    State of the art technology
    Smartest minds, Great engineering Team
    Great benefits
    Training oppurtunities

    Cons

    have not seen or observed any...................................................................

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great experience to enhance my skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, people, college grant of 10K a year, sick days.

    Cons

    This is one of the best companies that I have worked for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management

    Recommends
  8.  

    Wish I never left...

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    Former Employee - NUC Review Appraiser  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - NUC Review Appraiser in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent 401K and bonus plans, tuition reimbursement, strong organizational focus, fantastic people, and management focuses on developing people from within.

    Cons

    1. As with most large corporations, red-tape can sometimes slow things down.
    2. Constant 'noise' from the idiot senators and such about shutting them down makes for morale issues at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more transparency into department goals would be good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, good pay and benefits, manageable workload, flexibility, work life balance, listening ear of management, and team oriented culture

    Cons

    It seems as though many teams are short staffed which comes off as desperate when trying to hire. It reduces the negotiating power of Fannie when it comes to recruiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute work evenly amongst employees based on staffing needs and hire skills that are lacking

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for overall!!

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, smart people, dynamic environment with great growth opportunities
    Leadership is constantly trying to improve; Open communication

    Cons

    Regulator controlled environment, Outdated technology and system issues
    Some groups may not be managed very effectively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce coaching culture for more openness and trust among employees and managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    My overall experience with FNMA was great, however, the department I was in, Management was horrible.

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    Former Employee - Property Cost Management Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Property Cost Management Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful company, great benefits, good pay.

    Cons

    Management not very effective, not trained or qualified for job responsibility of title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their is no management style, ineffective, unprofessional, care more about office politics then the employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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