Sallie Mae

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Once was a great place to work...

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Current Employee - Marketing in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Marketing in Reston, VA

I have been working at Sallie Mae

Pros

Great work-life balance and great people.

Cons

Poor communication from executive management, instability and constant change that is mis-managed and very disruptive to productivity. HQ move from Reston to DE has eliminated possibility of growing/continuing career in this area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior/executive leadership needs better communication amongst each other.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Expect possible layoffs and lots of office politics.

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    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
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Sallie Mae

    Pros

    Good reputation company. Good pay and benefits. Nice work environment. Company has a fitness center in the building!

    Cons

    If you want promotion, you need to tell your boss otherwise your boss won't promote you automatically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper mgmt ppl need to pay more attention on the non-mgmt level staffs too. They all work hard. Without their support, the mgmt level ppl won't be success. They (non director level staffs) should be recognized more.

    No opinion of CEO
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