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Fannie Mae Washington Reviews

Updated May 18, 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. "An Engaged Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm impressed by the level of investment Fannie Mae places on employee engagement. They have a lot of internal communications content, employee resource group activities, and events to help us stay connected to the work other teams are doing.

    Cons

    There are a number of people that need to be involved in approvals for things that seem minor because of how easily things can easily be misinterpreted. It's unfortunate but perhaps necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work you're doing to include employee feedback in decisions that will impact them, and keeping them informed about the progress Fannie Mae is making.


  2. "IT Audit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Audit Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good exit opportunties. Also a good place to make a pivot in your career.

    Cons

    People do not stay here long


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fannie Mae had great pay and benefits

    Cons

    But it came at a cost. Say one bad thing and you're toast. You cannot disagree with officers, and if you do, your career will be put on hold through nefarious means - fewer staff reporting to you, no new projects, no visibility, etc. It's the slow death.

    Advice to Management

    Time for housecleaning.


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  5. "Customer Engagement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fannie Mae as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and a lot of nice people. Felt utilized and a part of the team.

    Cons

    Slightly disorganized at the start of the internship.


  6. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support IV in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Support IV in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission statement, salary, vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    Moving to new building with open floor plan.


  7. "Financial Analyst I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide great benefit and pay

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career advancement


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great if you like bureaucracy, political correctness, and working with incompetent people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time pay for part time work

    Cons

    Horrid management and leadership, many low quality employees who are unemployable at most other organizations, too much governance. Senior leadership acts like African despots who only care about themselves and not customers or employees. Horrific technology that constantly has outages.

    Advice to Management

    More like advice to taxpayers and the Trump administration. Take a hard look at how money is being spent at Fannie Mae. Tens of millions of dollars a year being spent on McKinsey, Accenture, and other consultants selling the management fad of the day. Taxpayers - this is your money which should be flowing to the Treasury Department!!!


  9. "Great first year"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


  10. "Business System Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment especially for fresh students. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    i can't think any so far


  11. "Senior Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nimble. Willing to change with the times.

    Cons

    The company is top heavy

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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