Fannie Mae

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Started out great, but ended miserably... sinking ship of back stabbing, arrogant egomaniacs.

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

I worked at Fannie Mae full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

There are lots of smart, hard working people there that you can learn a lot from. The compensation and benefits are among the best in DC.

Cons

Morale is terrible. Senior executives tend to build their empires with like-minded people and differing opinions, push-back etc. are not well tolerated. The place is crawling with know-it-alls that take credit for everything good (whether they had responsibility or not), but blame others when their own ideas blowup or fail. Most people who advance more by Will than Skill and Confidence over Competence. Turnover and restructurings are constant. In 8 months I had six managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Welcome differing opinions; stop playing personal politics; reward people for their contributions to the company, not because of their popularity with senior management. Stop wasting taxpayer money.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great. Solid company great benefits

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Underwriting Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Fannie Mae as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company great benefits, very professional

    Cons

    re-active verses proactive company but making strides to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not exchange quantity for quality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Genuine opinions should be valued over who you know

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Diverse work environment
    * Relatively good mobility across groups/departments/divisions
    * Generally abundant resources ... or wasteful ^.^
    * Successful career growth to mid-level remains possible for lucky hard workers

    Cons

    * Lack of accountability at senior management level
    * Expert opinions are not really honored ... instead faced by personal threat lately
    * Could be hard to navigate the politics even though you intends to be impartial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Rapid flight of talent should be a big concern for a franchise
    * Develop the people when it is difficult to do much with the future being laid out / debated

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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