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Updated December 14, 2017
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Sallie Mae Chairman & CEO Raymond J Quinlan
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28 Ratings

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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. Helpful (1)

    "VP Finance"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Finance in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President Finance in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Smart people. Requirement that all efforts be executed to the highest standards.

    Cons

    Platform can be inefficient - underinvested in systems and technology for some time - some large investments/systems do not integrate well with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Management rushes from one initiative to another - tie all actions back to strategic objectives - if a project does not support that vision - do not do it. Better management collaboration, commitment and focus needed to move to the next level.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Started off great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits start the day you are hired!

    Cons

    Employee input is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Employee surveys are useless if you are not willing to let your employees to leave valuable feedback. Why wouldn't you want to know why your employee left a low score under any given category? How are you going to address the issue if you do not know what the issue is?


  4. "Office"

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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

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad to day about the company


  5. "Student Loan"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sallie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for in Fla.

    Cons

    Nothing great Company to work for in Fla.

    Advice to Management

    I worked there in 1995 not 2013, no button for that year.


  6. "Student Loan Collector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sallie Mae full-time

    Pros

    Great salary potential for hard work

    Cons

    Fellow employees less than desirable


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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