Sallie Mae

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Fair Pay, Harsh Timelines, Poor Management.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Fishers, IN
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Fishers, IN

I have been working at Sallie Mae

Pros

There is a lot of large project work and the IT work is very broad company wide. Lateral movement is possible. Pay is fair and minor salary bumps are common despite the economic downturn.

Cons

Management is terrible. Every team is understaffed and overworked, just hoping not to be laid off. Business leaders are actively trying to cut employees in every way possible. Questionable if there is any sustainable business model for the future. Managers veto vacation days regularly. Dress code and conduct seems to be a moving target. Some good talent has been cut despite teams carrying dead weight in management and business roles. Business side employees are clueless and territorial. Office conditions are dungeon-y.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop coasting on your 20 years at SLM and do your jobs for once.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

171 Other Employee Reviews for Sallie Mae (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good place to learn and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lynn Haven, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lynn Haven, FL

    I worked at Sallie Mae

    Pros

    Solid benefits
    Quick promotions for top performers

    Cons

    Company is shrinking due to changes in legislation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for college grads but not experienced people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I worked at Sallie Mae

    Pros

    - benefits

    - opportunities. Once you are there for nine months you can post in other positions and people were taking new positions all the time.

    - I said good for college grads because you start off with a low salary and entry level position but if you have the time (3-5 years) I could see someone becoming highly successful

    - If you like OT, then offer a lot of it

    Cons

    - Inconsistent information. I was told the hourly wages during the interview and come offer time it was less then discussed and not negotiable.
    - The department I was in had no direction and was in constant flux
    - No feedback or direction from Team Leaders
    - Did not like the incentive plan. No matter how hard you worked the statistics were never accurate and a lot of your figures came from accounts colleagues resolved
    - In order to be a top performer and get better incentive you would need to work a lot of OT
    - There were different policy from team to team in the department, no consistency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more uniform system when it comes running a department. Come up with a an incentive plan that pays you for the work you do and does reward people who know how to work "the system"

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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