Sallie Mae Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. A good company to work for if you're coming out of college or an experienced professional.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment and you will be faced with new challenges everyday which will enhance your knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    Its a bank whose primary business is student lending, therefore you will need to have some knowledge of the Student Loan Industry to gain success and move your way up within the company especially if you're coming in as an experienced professional. For straight out of college candidates you will have to earn your way up like any other firm.

    Advice to Management

    Salary/Pay for exempt and non-exempt employees is very low compared to the industry standards and other companies in the same business.


  2. Sallie Mae

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sallie Mae full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and generally good balance

    Cons

    political and slow moving approval process

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to be able to do their job. Promote people to management who are not just good at their job but also good at managing people.


  3. Great money to be made.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collections in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Collections in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sallie Mae full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good base & awesome bonus potential. Also unlimited overtime is available if employees are efficient enough.

    Cons

    Some employees are not as professional as they should. Micromanaging by higher ups can get annoying as time goes on.


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  5. I have a pleasant experience working with sallie mae.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people. Friendly atmosphere. Laid Back.

    Cons

    Not ideal for driven person.

    Advice to Management

    Culture sets tone for employees. Invest in your employees and be flexible and open to training stars.


  6. It was a good experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Debt Collector in Arcade, NY
    Current Employee - Debt Collector in Arcade, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It paid well and the employers were helpful.

    Cons

    It was a very stressful job.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to maintain employees.


  7. One of the better work environments I experienced; however, it wasn't enough to make me stay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Underwriter in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Credit Underwriter in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. People are friendly and the company promotes from within for the most part.

    Cons

    Salary not on par with companies in the area for the same position or job function. Management contradicts much of what they tell employees to do.


  8. People in my department were great, but pay was bad.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people were nice to work with.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't good and there wasn't a lot of growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Identify great employees and offer growth opportunities.


  9. Collections account manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The bonuses were amazing! We received a payout monthly.

    Cons

    Management and base pay

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. It was alright

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a decent environment.

    Cons

    There really were not any.


  11. Helpful (1)

    The absolutely worst company ever!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Collector
    Former Employee - Senior Collector
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sallie Mae full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When you arrived to work, the door was unlocked.

    Cons

    Insensitive management. Lazy Supervisors and short-sighted upper management. They were prejudiced. They promoted people who were not entitled to the job and definately had no people skills. Management was afraid of upper management and upper management was afraid of corporate. They forced you to work overtime or you were pegged for dismissal.

    Advice to Management

    Start over!...You all have wonderful people working there. Why don't you treat them like more than cattle?



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