Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae – Why Work For Us?

We are looking for employees who are intent on helping us achieve something remarkable. Since 2009, we have made tremendous progress in turning our company around, responding to an unprecedented housing crisis, supporting our country’s recovery, and making housing better for the future.

We’re looking for people who are committed to making a meaningful, lasting contribution for the housing system and for the American people. This is your opportunity to join one of today’s most diverse and talented teams in the financial services industry.

Fannie Mae enables people to buy, refinance or rent a home. To find out more, visit us at

At Fannie Mae, we regard our employees as the very center of the company’s success. We value a sprit of collaboration and competitiveness to drive positive change, innovation, and creativity. We provide a rewarding and enjoyable work environment offering career opportunities today to help you build your skills for tomorrow.

We invest in you through a professional development curriculum that builds core skills for the workplace and strengthens critical management and leadership capabilities. We give you access to a full range of informal and formal development activities – face-to-face, online, and on the job.

We pay competitive salaries, and we encourage and recognize strong performance individually and across divisional teams.

Our robust 401(k) retirement savings plan matches your contributions up to 6 percent of your salary, vested immediately. We also add 2 percent of your compensation to the plan – whether you contribute or not – which vests after three years of service.

Our health care benefits include medical insurance, tax-saver spending accounts, and short- and long-term disability insurance.

Our financial-planning resources can help you plan to buy a house, send a child to college, get your finances in order, or retire.

And we offer a comprehensive range of career and lifestyle benefits to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance – including paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and much more.

Are you performance driven? Focused on achieving superior results? Eager to contribute at any level?

The challenges of today’s housing market can be your opportunity.

We’re scaling up in targeted areas – putting the people, systems, and processes in place to:

  • Modify mortgage loans on a significant scale
  • Fix up and sell properties we own to qualified buyers
  • Modernize our technology infrastructure
  • Reshape our financial systems
  • Manage risk

To do this, we seek candidates who:

  • Lead through change
  • Collaborate/work across boundaries
  • Deliver results
  • Build and apply our talent
  • Balance competing priorities
  • Act with courage and integrity

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Fannie Mae has one of the most diverse workforces of any financial services company in the nation. Forty-nine percent of our workers are minorities and 47 percent are women. Representing a wide range of perspectives, we are better able to serve families in today’s housing market.

Our employees have full access to 10 Employee Resource Groups, which provide a better understanding of the value of different backgrounds and lifestyles. These groups, which host events throughout the year, include Hispanic, LGBT, Christian Salt and Light, African American, and INDUS (INDians in the USa).

Fannie Mae is committed to making a difference in the communities across America where we live and work. Volunteerism is a core value and tenet of our corporate culture. Created in 1988, our Help the Homeless program is the nation’s largest fundraising effort focused on preventing and ending homelessness. We support our employees in their volunteer efforts and coordinate volunteer activities for employees and teams. Our employees donate tens of thousands of hours of service each year to non-profits, schools, and community groups on a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Fannie Mae Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time (more than 8 years)


    Fannie Mae manages to hire smart people and keep them around. I felt it was a great work environment and management respected my free time. When I left work, I was gone. I wasn't expected to log in at night or work ungodly hours. I worked hard while at work, but was able to let it go after I walked out the door.


    Almost impossible to get rid of people who aren't pulling their weight or causing problems.

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Fannie Mae Interviews

Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014

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    Operations and Technology Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fannie Mae.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college's website and was offered an interview. Mostly behavioral (name one time you worked with a team to do a group project) and went over my resume. I had a lot of technical stuff on there(working with microcontrollers) so interview asked about that. I explained in depth what one of my projects were and seemed really interested. I think the more technical you are, the better it is because the interviewer was surprised with my technical background and that was the highlight of the interview. Just be yourself and be confident. I got a call about 2 weeks later with the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Just behavioral about teamwork. There was no business case or anything of that sort (probably because it was just an internship)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had a better offer from a different company

    Declined Offer
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Fannie Mae Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Most Admired Companies for Minority Professionals, Hispanic Engineer, 2008
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
Top 50 in America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,, 2008
50 Best Companies for Latinas, LATINA Style, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Public (FNMA)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Freddie Mac

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