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Fannie Mae Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, nice salaries, management cares about employees.

    Cons

    Bad press to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Be nice


  2. "Executive Support Professional"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, believes in promoting within, open to staff

    Cons

    unfortunately the company is downsizing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Pretty easy to move around the company

    Cons

    Sometimes unstructured and you will work on things that don't end up being for anything


  4. "Securities Analyst II"

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    Current Employee - Securities Analyst II
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and work environment. I probably has the best manager in the company but not all manager is the same. Flexible work schedule and decent benefits.
    6% 401k, 10k tuition assistant, 15 days vacations per year (20 days when you get to 3 years), and lot of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work and be more generous to your employees :)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fannie Mae (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offers great work-schedule flexibility (many people work from home one day a week) and lots of opportunities for growth within the company. The management is also phenomenal and really cares about their employees.

    Cons

    The bureaucratic nature of the organization slows down work-flow considerably at times. Have to deal with numerous levels of approval for simple things, such as downloading Microsoft Office onto your computer.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great company to work for"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, good corporate culture (where nobody is backstabbing anyone), reasonable working hours, tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Too many mass e-mails. Technology replacement and adoption is slow. IT process plagued by bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Improve process management, employee technology management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Opp for Project Managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virginia in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Virginia in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work. Nice environment with lot of opp

    Cons

    Too many people with the same designation in the same project, lot of collisions between people

    Advice to Management

    20190

  8. "Wonderful People, Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    High caliber, talented and experienced workforce, intellectually challenging work. Purposeful mission driven culture. Generally a good work/life balance with good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    The organization can be bureaucratic at times and is subject to extensive oversight by its regulators. The company's future is partly out of its control and will be decided (someday) by congress.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the company to evolve and prepare it to be a strong competitive force in the mortgage market. Encourage more movement internally to allow employees to experience more of the company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Credit standard specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Standards Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Credit Standards Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my job because it constantly teaches me new things every day. Industry is constantly changing, and I am forced to stand top of all of those changes. It creates new neurons in my brain. My job is staving off Alzheimer's disease.

    Cons

    Always nervous about layoffs so I do the best that I can to stay actively involved and employed.

    Advice to Management

    Reassure your employees that if they do a good job they will keep their job.


  10. "annual employee reviews"

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    Former Employee - Washington DC in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Washington DC in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees draft their own annual reviews, using a standard corporate template. Managers review and make revisions as needed.

    Cons

    A single corporate template frequently requires current roles and goals to be shoe horned into existing boxes. An open template would enable better matching of individual employee contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more flexible employee review forms and processes. The option of a free form annual review template would enable creative people, with creative roles, to perform more creatively.


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