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Fannie Mae Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst III in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst III in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits at Fannie Mae. Been here long enough to vouch for that. Support work-life, education, housing. The annual Help the Homeless evens are great as well

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. Great place to work for. I have no complaints about working here. Management and co-workers are great to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Fannie Mae is a great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people, the mission and the work life balance

    Cons

    The incorrect information in the media - including this website that classifies the organization as "Government." Fannie Mae is a publicly traded company on the NYSE.

    Advice to Management

    Forge ahead

  3. "Good but could be better."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits (who else offers 401K+match+pension), and mission

    Cons

    Tough demanding place to work. High expectations for professionalism. Limited opportunities for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep Fannie Mae solvent.


  4. "Work at Fannie Mae"

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

    Pros

    Possibility of interesting work, a lot of new projects, very decent compensation and benefits, ability to learn new things

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the company future in the current environment, a lot of deadlines and stress, contractor personnel turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate more clearly about the company future, also need more specific review structure as well as more promotion opportunities.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company pays well and it has good benefits. There is movement for upward mobility. I love working here and recommend it to everyone.

    Cons

    The parking is OK, but it doesn't hurt for a person to walk a little ways, but hey at least you are not too far from the Galleria.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let red tape keep you from making the right decision. You know what you need to do. Do it.


  6. "Technical manager."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and overall growth of the company and select divisions.

    Cons

    Performance review process and goal setting is overly complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce unnecessary goal setting.


  7. "Great place to work...but ever-evolving"

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    Current Employee - Financial Economist III in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Economist III in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been at Fannie Mae for 5 years, and the company has undergone a lot of changes since then. In the last year and a half, the company has grown tremendously in size. For established employees, this has created room for leadership and growth as you are now one of the more senior people in your group even with just 5 years of experience. However, for the new hires, the low people on the totem pole, I don't know how much job security and certainty there is what with the long-term future of Fannie Mae completely uncertain and subject to the winds of politics.

    Cons

    As I mentioned above, the future of Fannie Mae is very uncertain, but especially for new people - I feel a lot of the new hires are just interchangeable like commodities.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership at Fannie Mae is more operational than strategic - the company is not in a position to dictate either its long-term future or medium-term strategies. The long-term will be determined by Congress and the medium-term issues are decided by the regulator, FHFA. All management can do it carry out the orders it is given by FHFA, as well as other government bodies such as the Treasury Department.

  8. "auditor"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Auditor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good company. Good manager. Good benefits.

    Cons

    slow pace. low competition. long commute

    Advice to Management

    very good company. Good manager. Good benefits.


  9. "Good place to work for...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with smart people, heavy emphasis on training, GREAT management

    Cons

    No promotion within the firm.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "It's a great company, the 401k match and work form home flexibility is hard to find at other companies"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous 401k match, very flexible work from home schedule

    Cons

    It's hard to be promoted


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