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Fannie Mae Architect Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "My leadership cares"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like that my leadership listens to the organization. I like that they recognize what is wrong and keep the communication lines open.
    I believe they strive to be better, to live by their mission and to realize their vision.
    I love that I am in a position to help people find a home.
    Work gets busy but no one complains because we all work together. I love my division, my team and my work. :)

    Cons

    Still much politics to deal with. Also... Conservatorship ties the hands of the company in terms of options, but in a sense, it is also a blessing because it forced the company out of its complacent state. Still, it forces the company to shed people through layoffs during this restructuring season.
    Overall, I think the company made the best out of its worst by changing the culture, strengthening its infrastructure and listening to the customer. Truly, I am proud to work at Fannie Mae.

    Advice to Management

    Please, keep striving, keep listening and keep investing in your people. It's working.


  2. "Sr. Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Learning Environment , flexibility in work hours , good Pay and Perks , work -life balance

    Cons

    No technical growth Path after a level

    Advice to Management

    Performance management system needs to be fixed to encourage people

  3. "Architect"

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    Current Employee - Architect
    Current Employee - Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits in DC metro area, work is very relaxed with flex time.
    Love the 6 percent 401k match and a 2% addition.

    Cons

    Architects do not have a say, they are a poster child to the development teams.

    Lack of diversity in Information Technology field, that yields to pressure from the same groups of people who are narrow focused.
    Unproductive excessive contractor resources but very less to be accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce IT spending, reduce contractor resources. Balance human capital to that of returns.


  4. "Work Environment at Fannie"

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    Former Employee - Business Architect
    Former Employee - Business Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A good place to work. Easy work-life balance. People are nice friendly and helpful. Managers were co-operative and supportive.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics is there. Need to be away.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, bonuses, work life balance

    Cons

    out-dated incompetent technology leaders across the board

    Advice to Management

    change!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great Benefits
    -Great People
    -Great work/life balance

    Cons

    -too big
    -too many people here for too long

    Advice to Management

    -get leaner


  7. "Senior Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance when the project is right.

    Cons

    Slow to implement technology in some areas. Reckless in others.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Morale & mood for most employees is down"

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    Former Employee - Architect IV in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Architect IV in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are higher than most average

    Cons

    Re-organization and layoffs are common so job stability is tenuous. Very hard to get anything done as processes continually change or unknown due to very high turnover rate


  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee training, good industry and lots of learning experience

    Cons

    Slow growth, Salary not as good as industry


  10. "Decent experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect V in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Architect V in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Very helpful/kind environment

    Cons

    No career growth potential. No job growth.

    Advice to Management

    Create avenues for employees to grow.