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Fannie Mae Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work at"

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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. "DevOps Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Great collaboration inside the team

    Cons

    Organizational silos can be a problem


  3. "Communication is Key"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Very Diverse
    Good Pay

    Cons

    Lack of communication amongst departments and business tools
    Redundancy - workload and staffing. Poor long-term planning and execution.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce redundancy in staffing, and workloads ( multiple teams doing the same work).


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  5. "Very good firm to learn more about the housing industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you want to acquire a deeper understanding of the mortgage finance business.

    Cons

    Very politically driven culture. Redtape


  6. "Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work around.

    Cons

    Not applicable. Everything is just perefect


  7. "Great first year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit options (supporting work/life balance)
    Employee reference groups (encouraging inclusion and diversity)

    Cons

    Wish I would have gotten here sooner


  8. "Fannie Mae"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility can be good, depending on your manager

    Cons

    Compensation and bonus structure does not match the company vision.


  9. "Good place to start career"

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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

    Fannie Mae is a great place to start or end your career. Very low pressure environment with friendly people all working together to accomplish joint goals

    Cons

    some of the cons of working at fannie mae include average wages, not a lot of ability to move upwards within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a pretty good job of keeping most people happy, I don't think I have any good advice on what they can improve on currently


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Political Environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Technology enjoys good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Too political and culture bottlenecks in some divisions. Ridiculously too many daily meetings in a day. Directors work as project managers and micro manage work. Other levels can't make any decisions. Business decisions are drag, lack accountability, leadership, timeliness to respond, and laden with political, process overheads. New joinees should be careful. Management hires and portrays false image and is not clear what they want. They lack accountability and credibility and work in groups, coterie of old favorites. After couple of years be prepared to get fired. Basically a company that has a use and throw policy and boot licking works heavily. Company survives with lots of contractors. Management is easy to make junior staff a scapegoat for failures. Company lacks career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    CEO has great vision. Unfortunately, company has lots of culture bottlenecks. Resources are underutilized. Existing management lacks leadership and people management skills. Dictatorship in some divisions reaps small term results. Hiring process should be freeze as management is not aware why they really wanted the new hire.


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technology Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Technology Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and advance your career to the next level.The environment is well organized.Great health benefits and other related benefits.

    Cons

    Less flexibility to for telecommuting.



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