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Fannie Mae Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. Helpful (1)

    "My overall experience with FNMA was great, however, the department I was in, Management was horrible."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Cost Management Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Property Cost Management Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company, great benefits, good pay.

    Cons

    Management not very effective, not trained or qualified for job responsibility of title.

    Advice to Management

    Their is no management style, ineffective, unprofessional, care more about office politics then the employee.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for overall!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, smart people, dynamic environment with great growth opportunities
    Leadership is constantly trying to improve; Open communication

    Cons

    Regulator controlled environment, Outdated technology and system issues
    Some groups may not be managed very effectively

    Advice to Management

    Introduce coaching culture for more openness and trust among employees and managers

  3. "Great!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good pay and benefits, manageable workload, flexibility, work life balance, listening ear of management, and team oriented culture

    Cons

    It seems as though many teams are short staffed which comes off as desperate when trying to hire. It reduces the negotiating power of Fannie when it comes to recruiting.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute work evenly amongst employees based on staffing needs and hire skills that are lacking


  4. "Wish I never left..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NUC Review Appraiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - NUC Review Appraiser in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent 401K and bonus plans, tuition reimbursement, strong organizational focus, fantastic people, and management focuses on developing people from within.

    Cons

    1. As with most large corporations, red-tape can sometimes slow things down.
    2. Constant 'noise' from the idiot senators and such about shutting them down makes for morale issues at times.

    Advice to Management

    A little more transparency into department goals would be good.


  5. "It was a great experience to enhance my skills."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, people, college grant of 10K a year, sick days.

    Cons

    This is one of the best companies that I have worked for

    Advice to Management

    Great Management


  6. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator III in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator III in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State of the art technology
    Smartest minds, Great engineering Team
    Great benefits
    Training oppurtunities

    Cons

    have not seen or observed any...................................................................

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Manager
    Current Employee - Asset Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, work/life balance, work from home

    Cons

    Management, politics, advancement opportunity, politics

  8. "A good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time

    Pros

    A great company to work at

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are some of the smartest people I've ever been around. Opportunity for promotion for driven individuals

    Cons

    Bureacracy is an issue at Fannie Mae. Decision making may have to go through layers of management. The technology at Fannie is atrocious. Getting access is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    -


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to have had the opportunity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Appraiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Appraiser in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader. An atmosphere that is professional and satisfying. Location of office offers easy commutes from a wide variety of residential communities supportive of great family environments.

    Cons

    Process of having an employee status for long term hope of career is governed by stages of contractor and term contract status.

    Advice to Management

    Remain focused on long term objectives


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