Sallie Mae

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Expect possible layoffs and lots of office politics.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Reston, VA
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Reston, VA

I worked at Sallie Mae

Pros

Decent benefits and compensation. Some promotional opportunities if you are willing to give up a lot personal family time (probably not a big issue if you are single).

Cons

Very political atmosphere. Really need a mentor (someone in your senior management chain who likes you and appreciates your work) to have the best opportunities for advancement. People who just work hard and try to do their job (but don't really play office politics) are often not rewarded.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take steps to eliminate the "boys club" atmosphere. Too many people are promoted based on who they know, or who they are friends with in senior management, instead of their contributions to the organization.

Disapproves of CEO

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

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  1.  

    It's Ok

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Agent in Lynn Haven, FL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Agent in Lynn Haven, FL

    I have been working at Sallie Mae

    Pros

    Training is intensive and well organization. Sharing of knowledge within the organization is great. Pay is rather good compared to this area.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on time management. One unplanned day off puts you in jeopardy of losing your job. Breaks are too closely monitored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that everyone doeen't fit into a particular mode. Would like to see a little more interaction between upper management and new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tumultous

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Sallie Mae

    Pros

    Slow work pace - tenure based promotions - overtime opportunities are often available - basic qualifications - competitive benefits -

    Cons

    Limited and capped career potential - scattered leadership styles - Favoritism - the company is currently facing lots of uncertainty given the legislative changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is the time to move forward with essential changes required to thrive in a new environment but it must be done in tangent and united as a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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