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Sallie Mae Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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Sallie Mae Chairman & CEO Raymond J Quinlan
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Pros
  • Good benefits, easygoing and respectful atmosphere, yearly salary increases, and a lot of holiday pay (in 20 reviews)

  • Great People always willing to help you grow (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor pay, long hours, mandatory overtime (in 10 reviews)

  • Operations Upper Management doesn't let leaders lead (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Leadership, Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership is outstanding
    Company Values are meaningful and sustainable
    Great product backed by strong organization, compliance and management discipline
    The work environment was excellent in every way

    Cons

    More opportunities for growth would make the company even better.


  2. "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sallie Mae full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Loved working for this company. Great opportunities...serious player...great experience. Provided significant opportunity for contribution and travel

    Cons

    High stress environment...not for casual people. Long hours. Subject to significant political impacts as party ratios and mix change over time

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for ways to diversify financial instruments and financing options.

  3. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Sallie Mae full-time

    Pros

    A nice place to work with nice facilities and ample opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    People drive with no regard in the parking lot.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Opportunity for upward advancement

    Cons

    Not Enough Sick and Vacation Days

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, helping enable education for students. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Has a soul sucking culture.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees. This is something you're not doing much of right now.


  6. "Accounting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company that is growing

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities in smaller offices.

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally more


  7. "Collections Rep"

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    Former Employee - Collections Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Collections Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move up quickly within the company. Can make very good money. Benefits like health, dental, vision, 401K, and more. Great management and great people to work for and with!

    Cons

    Bonuses can be taken from you starting at 10% up to 100%. Their software is not updated and often takes a long time to load causing things to happen, like being late to work.

  8. "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Start up feel with out the worry of financial backing

    Cons

    Long working hours depending on your position, and projects that you are assigned to.


  9. "DEFAULT PREVENTION"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fisher, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fisher, IL

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

    Pros

    Clean environment,cafeteria is amazing,great pay,benefits

    Cons

    Work every other Saturday,commute,management team.


  10. "Great for Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect if you're young and looking for a company you can grow in, unlimited overtime

    Cons

    management, scheduling, nothing else I can immediately think of


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