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Helpful (3)

Depends on business unit- Single Family is great, Finance is awful culture, work and miserable leadership.

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Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

reasonable pay/benefits, good office locations, a lot of smart people work there

Cons

no leadership, zero collaboration at the VP and above level so nothing gets done. Company performance is inconsequential (in how FHFA manages the company and its future) so officers and above are caught in a constant political witch hunt. This causes long and exhausting hours- to recreate things multiple times based on latest top-dog. Terrible morale, especially within Finance.

Advice to Management

start taking responsibility of the miserable state of Finance division's affairs

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Could be great with cultural changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, compensation is competitive, & the benefits are better than what most other private companies offer.

    Cons

    Unclear direction with work & uninformed, occasionally uninterested, management have created a tense working environment where true productivity is sacrificed for political objectives.

    Fannie Mae Response

    Feb 4, 2014Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to review Fannie Mae. We take all reviews seriously and will pass it along to Senior Management.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Fannie had better days in the past.

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Herndon, VA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, professional atmosphere, good facilities.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, increasingly political, multiple HQ locations (hard to meet people productively)

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better (the problems aren't their fault), don't set direction without knowing where you want to go.

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