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Fannie Mae Dallas Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Some work life balance, but also expect to work longer hours when mgmt expects deliverables with short turn around times (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management has SO MUCH experience they get into the weeds a bit much (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting Support Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Underwriting Support Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fannie Mae has the Moving forward with innovative ways of working mentality, benefits are great.

    Cons

    its so great to work for Fannie Mae, it scares me to get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Directors and VP's should review closely what Managers do.


  2. "Trainer/Instructional Designer"

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    Current Contractor - Corporate Trainer/Instructional Designer in Addison, TX
    Current Contractor - Corporate Trainer/Instructional Designer in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fannie Mae as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Manager are supportive and quick to acknowledge achievements.

    Cons

    Contractors are never considered part of the team. That can get discouraging.

  3. "Best company ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Servicer Review Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Servicer Review Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, work life balance are all where they should be or better. Other companies under pay.

    Cons

    There really are no cons. My commute is long but I can't select where the company has its office.


  4. "Great Place to Work and Advance Your Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Not Specified in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Not Specified in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I was at Fannie Mae for about 2 years but worked with the company before I was an actual employee. It is a great place to work. They care about their employees and actually desire to further your career. They offer multiple training opportunities, offer assistance to further your education, and offer feedback to help you in your career journey. In all of my previous jobs I had never seen such a pro-employee environment. Not to say that I wasn't frustrated at times with management - I was. But to me the benefits of working for Fannie outweighed this. I ended up relocating and leaving the company. But had I stayed in the area, I would have considered Fannie Mae to be my forever home. If you have a chance to work there, you will not be disappointed.

    Cons

    Because people tend to not leave the company (because its a great place to work) I did see quite a few people in management in which mediocre performance was tolerated. And because they wont leave on their own, they end up at the company for a long time. Cant get them out, so they are promoted up to make them someone else's problem. There were times I felt that I could have done my manager's job better than they did. But I also felt management was overworked so that could have been the problem. As a lower level employee, we needed certain things that weren't being provided by our manager.

    Advice to Management

    Hold upper management accountable for their mistakes and job performance. When lower employees see mediocrity tolerated they feel unmotivated to work harder and also lose hope that the environment will become better.


  5. "Business Analyst III"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Even those groups that work a lot, it's usually within the 40-45 hours a week.

    Cons

    Very Political atmosphere. Strive to be liked by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and be objective.


  6. "Great people and company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and company. Going through some challenging times, aligning the vision with the future of the company.

    Cons

    The future of the company continues to be in flux.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the mission, while you can.


  7. "Business process analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    The people that I worked with in a daily basis were incredible

    Cons

    Not much room for upward or even side ways mobility

    Advice to Management

    To the executive team, if you wish you keep top talent, give incentives to your top performers and make sure the good employees feel they are valued. Otherwise, the brain drain will continue. Stop turning Fannie Mae into a non profit special interest group and allow business decisions to be made.

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    "Great benefits if you can survive favortism"

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    Former Employee - Projec Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Projec Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Tuition reimbursement is a plus.

    Cons

    Corporate high school. Old way of thinking. Hard to get promoted if you are outside of the circle. Very stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Promote and hire based off ability not by social level. Be open-minded to positive change and suggested.


  9. "claims analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    not many new jobs in last few years.


  10. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, fast pace, good management communication from the top down.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, ongoing government conservatorship saps profits and morale, company need to constantly reinvent itself and undertake 180 degree culture changes. Change is necessary in any business, but not simply for the sake of change and to give underutilized VP's something to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communications open at all levels. Do whatever you can to end the conservatorship and get on with business. Your work is too important to the future of the housing industry in the US.


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