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Fannie Mae Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Financial Reporting Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great place to work, a good team environment and great benefits! A lot of good smart people.

    Cons

    Financial reporting have tight deadlines and required long hours at quarter-end and year-end. Good-life work balance is hard to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People here are nice and there are many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Low attrition rate means it’s tough to move into management

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities to young hungry employees

  3. "Building culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Joined a fairly new team that prioritized building culture first. I had a lot of opportunities to shape what I wanted to do and how we worked, which was awesome.

    Cons

    Because of how fast my team grew, I wasn't always satisfied with my leadership–I wasn't getting clear guidance, access to resources to do my best work, mentorship, etc.


  4. "Amazing employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401k benefits, 22 paid days off, work life balance, fostering of professionalism, effective way of working and transparency, great pay.

    Cons

    It is a great company - no cons.


  5. "A company undergoing big changes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, W/L balance, competitive pay

    Cons

    Office politics could sometimes get in the way


  6. "Fannie mae review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Company allows work life balance. They have lot of social events to participate which make it fun to work. They provide ample training and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Company is hierarchical organization. It requires lot of approvals from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Management should delegate more and empower employees with defined boundaries.


  7. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fannie Mae offers very good benefits and a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Not very fast growing, so promotions are not abundant.

  8. "Great Benefits but can be a toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are really good.
    Most people are generally friendly and helpful.
    Some flexibility to WFH and alternate locations

    Cons

    Can be a toxic and a political environment.
    Management in some groups treat people extremely poorly (like crap, actually),
    Management in some groups are reptiles with forked tongues.
    Avoid the cross hairs and say Yes.

    Advice to Management

    For the senior management, I would advise to seriously speak with employees and honestly seek their input with no repercussions about their work environment and management. Some mid-level managers and Directors will do what it takes to keep looking good and step on their employees to do so.
    Don't just offer a employee survey - last one I took, I never heard anything about it. Bring back the 360 review of employees and managers, if you really want an honest opinion.


  9. "Awesome place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great leadership, love my team

    Cons

    not enough hours in the day to be there


  10. Helpful (1)

    "it is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a firm that delivers the bedrock foundation of the secondary mortgage market - the mechanism that makes home loans possible.

    Cons

    Lots of institutional dead weight.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to evaluating technology recommendations that may present outside of the traditional comfort zones.


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