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Sallie Mae was great workplace. Now people look forward to getting fired.

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Current Employee - Unit Manager in Wilkes Barre, PA
Current Employee - Unit Manager in Wilkes Barre, PA

I have been working at Sallie Mae

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company used to be great. Benefits, stock options, dynamic job.

Cons

Now the company is sliding into a pit. The current moral level at the company is horrid. Due to layoffs Fridays at Sallie Mae are like waiting for the headsmans ax. Most people are only staying at the company in hopes of getting a severance package.

Advice to Management

Quit looking at the bottom line and not at your people. If your people are happy and on board, the bottom line will follow. The company has lost it's goals. Providing students with loans has become secondary to making money for management. Employees are only doing enough work to survive, never to advance in any way. You need to change or die.

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  1. DON'T GO TO COLLEGE OR SHOULD I SAY STAY AWAY DO NOT GET LOANS FROM SALLIE MAE.

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    Current Employee - PCO in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Current Employee - PCO in Wilkes Barre, PA

    I have been working at Sallie Mae

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a paycheck. you work independently

    Cons

    The company robs the students. I cannot sit there and honestly sell. I have a concious and these kids are starting out with 20,000 in student loans and when they graduate their student loan bill is 40,000 in interest. this is just an example the interest is robbery.

    Advice to Management

    stop spending so much time going outside for a cidgerette when 5 employees walked,out in 4 days. the mgmt stick together among them selves . It is a call center!!! you can't trust anyone and they will stab you in the back if you turned to fast. I am sure i am leaving next i am just miserable there. TOO MANY CHANGES TOO FAST

  2. Sallie Mae is a great place to balance work and life, but it's a challenge to get ahead.

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    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA

    I worked at Sallie Mae

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, providing access to education for students. Great building with full gym with basketball and tennis courts. Great work-life balance. The colleagues are genuinely friendly and helpful and almost everyone wants to get things done. Right now, with the stock price so low, any stock bonus will appreciate significantly.

    Cons

    There was a big cultural and pay difference between senior management and the rank and file. The internal IT organization was too set in their 'old' ways and unable to adapt quickly to changing marketplace demands. Additionally, the organization became too big and has lost focus for some of their core competencies.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. Don't forget from where you came and where you are going. Respect everyone.

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