Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Fannie Mae
- Business Analyst (10)
- Finance Associate (8)
- Financial Analyst (8)
- Financial Engineer (6)
- Operations and Technology Associate (6)
- Summer (4)
- Senior Project Manager (4)
- Project Manager (4)
- Project Manager III (4)
- Vice President (4)
- Economist (3)
- QA Tester (3)
- Senior Business Analyst (3)
- Technology (2)
- IT Analyst (2)
- Senior Software Engineer (2)
- Internal Auditor (2)
- Associate (2)
- Associate Business Analyst (2)
- Project Manager II (2)
- General Accountant (2)
- Senior Auditor (2)
- Project Analyst (2)
- Senior Developer (2)
- Director (2)
- Business Analyst IV (2)
- Business Analyst I (2)
- Financial Economist (2)
- Operations and Technology Program (2)
- Legal Support II (1)
Senior Project Manager Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Fannie Mae (Reston, VA) in September 2013.
(Senior PM - Contract Position ) : The in-person interview with Program Manager/Director and Technical Architect was based on experience & skill set stated in the resume along with scenario based questions.It was a good casual 1.5 hours discussion that was more on the lines of get to know each other & Fannie culture better.
- The scenario based/behavioral questions were pretty general ones - like how did you handle a difficult situation with project stakeholder? etc; Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Although Fannie's offer was good and I was comfortable with the team; I had an equally good competing offer from another firm.
Other Interview Reviews for Fannie Mae
Senior Project Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Fannie Mae (Washington, DC) in March 2013.
Expect the hiring process to be negative; Even though Fannie Mae has had quite a ride over the past 5 years, HR hasn't gotten the memo. It will take a tremendously long time to set up the interviews. You can only trust in what you discuss directly with the hiring manager. When 12 weeks had gone by since they originally contacted me and only one round of interviews had taken place, I let them know that I had an offer from another company and needed to know what their timeline was for the next round. HR immediately fired off a communication to me saying they thanked me for my interest - essentially ending the process. It felt like a "I broke up with you first" type of approach. Very strange. The director/hiring manager for this position had recruited me directly along with another member of the team. The hiring manager was not informed by HR that I had contacted regarding timeline. They were surprised when I followed up with them directly.
Difficult for most people to wait 3-4 months to go through a hiring process - all while being told the employer is in a "tremendous hurry" to get the project started. Not sure why it is this way, but do not take this personally if you are experiencing it.
- How do you handle uncertainty? Answer Question
Senior Project Manager InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Fannie Mae (Herndon, VA) in October 2011.
Pre interview prepared for questions concerning Fannie Mae current and future outlook. Was told to be prepared on questions concerning the HAMP program.
Actual interview consisted of a group panel that consisted of the PMO manager and a pm, however they seemed to be more focused around finding a perfect personality fit, along with overall PMO experience and the ability to deal potential difficult stakeholders and conflicting personalities. They were not clear on specific responsibilites, expectations nor projects
- describe HAMP 1 Answer
Senior Project Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Fannie Mae (Washington, DC) in August 2011.
Employee referral was the reason for the interview, do not believe I would have made it through the "black hole" of online job submissions without personal intervention from a current employee. It was a perfect fit position, the hard part was getting in the door.
- Take a sample report dashboard, and pretend to present it to sr management. 1 Answer