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Application Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 12, 2017
Fannie Mae is an excellent company to work for. The culture, work environment and the diversity of the company really highlights the values that the company embodies. I really enjoy the atmosphere and I generally look forward to coming to work everyday. Unfortunately my only complaint is the lack of Job advancement in my chosen career field. Honestly speaking, this lack of advancement is limited to my area of expertise because the company does allow cross training and moving to different areas within the company.
Pros
Unlimited Sick Days, First Time home buyer assistance, Great environment
Cons
Advancement
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treated like an adult
Vendor Analyst III (Former Employee) –  Addison, TXDecember 11, 2017
The work was great, lots of positive energy, and great training. Loved we all received highly extensive training of the do and don't plus a binder because the work was very detailed. The only thing I did not like was the amount of favoritism
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Excellent Place to work.
Consultant Modis (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 10, 2017
Excellent workplace No further details other then manager was great.
FNMA and GMNA deployment and development of hardware and software implementations pertaining to projects within the Business Analytics, Finance and Controls software distributed system platforms. Meet SLA requirements, Align EUC's standards with latest SLDC process, Update XLS RunBook Initiations, Use of SLDC 2.1 with common tools Sharepoint, Websphere, SAS, Autosys v4.5.1, JILs, ITIL, Excel, Access, Remedy, Linux, VMWare, Active Directory and Unix. Create a clear definition of EUC against SLDC including accessing and assigning a risk level for each.
Pros
Easy hours
Cons
Travel to Chicago weekly
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It's good depending
Project Manager II (Former Employee) –  Reston, VADecember 5, 2017
Depending on which portfolio you work with it is a good environment with good people. But there are some managers only out for themselves.

Big Company and they have a nice cafeteria.
Pros
Flexible hours, remote working possible
Cons
they cut contractors often and without notice
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Good Place to Work
Director of Corporate Accounting (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCDecember 2, 2017
Fannie Mae is a good place to work. Compensation and benefits are competitive and work is challenging. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the bureaucracy and many systems that don't work well together.
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Fine workplace
Project Management Support Intern (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 30, 2017
A typical day would be to sit down on a desk
Overall, its a quite company not as collaborative and fun
Management was good
Culture is a little hard to adapt to
Pros
Remote
Cons
Quite environment, not accepting
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Chill environment with great benefits
Intern (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VANovember 30, 2017
I was only an intern but I really liked the people and the environment. Everyone is friendly and helps you to learn and grow. It is really laidback and you have alot of free time.
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Great Comany
MORTGAGE OPERATIONS ANALYST (CONTRACTOR) (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCNovember 29, 2017
Great Company, Culture and people are amazing. When you work at Fannie Mae you amongst the best in the business. Working for Fannie Mae has taught me a lot more about the life cycle of a loan.
Pros
Working from home
Cons
None
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Time Consuming
Senior Investor Claims Auditor (Current Employee) –  Allen, TXNovember 15, 2017
This is too time consuming people who are job searching don't really have the time to waste doing all of this. Consider moving this portion from the survey.
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Fannie MAE
Sr.Data Analyst/Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Reston, VANovember 15, 2017
It is realy very nice place to work , I like to go back to it someday , I have worked with very nice team and the like me so much , I appreciate their help ,
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Overall its very good
UAT Tester (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VANovember 11, 2017
Overall its very good. Excellent work culture , opportunity to learn new things and competitive environment . Great team and managers are very friendly .
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Excellent
Senior IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 10, 2017
I really enjoyed working at Fannie Mae.
The work environment is well balanced and challenging.
Fannie Mae is the standard to strive for as a financial enterprise.
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The place to be in 2017
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Reston, VANovember 10, 2017
Fannie Mae is a progressive corporation offering growth opportunities for everyone. It has been recognized as one of the top companies for women and African Americans with a diversified employee base, senior management, suppliers and board of directors.

Working at Fannie Mae afforded me numerous opportunities to expand my skills and knowledge base with its myriad of training opportunities.
Pros
training, work site flexibility
Cons
None
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Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 9, 2017
Fannie Mae is a great place to work. They have awesome benefits. The downfall depends on what department you work in. Some managers are micromanagers, while others are amazing and treat you as the responsible professional that you are. I personally love Fannie Mae and would recommend working there.
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Good place to work
Loan Servicing Manager - Operational Excellence (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 7, 2017
Challenging and competitive environment, but most employees are dedicated to the core values and working toward a common goal. Work/life balance is good depending on your manager.
Pros
work/life balance depending on your manager
Cons
Management could be more transparent
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good work/life balance
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 6, 2017
good work/life balance depending on where you work in the company. Going through some culture changes in the near future which is very exciting for the business.
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Senior Marketing Communications Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 6, 2017
Company was very generous to its employees and everyone was "family." That changed when the company was taken over by its regulator and the future of the workplace became unsteady. It is back on track and its affordable housing mission is once again front and center. I loved the mission and the people. It's a great place to work!
Pros
Pay, benefits
Cons
Very stressful
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Management was playing ostrich
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 1, 2017
Management was playing ostrich, so problems often got ignored. At the same time, every single stakeholder that might possibly be involved with a project was informed so that no one would feel left out or a vital piece missed. This made for slow process.
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Great benefits package
Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAOctober 30, 2017
Typical day at work
Very slow with lots of resources that are not fully utilized

What you learned
Learned that this company is not willing to make changes for the best

Management
Poor leadership with management that has been there way too long

Workplace Culture
Great culture / very diverse company
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Toxic environment with poor people management
Dir Facilities (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 27, 2017
Collaboration and "team" are somewhat elusive at Fannie Mae per my experience. With the exception of the CEO, executive leadership work in silos and talk badly about each other behind their backs which sets a tone for everyone underneath. It feels like people are constantly "building their resume" and personal brand over working together as a team; i.e. competing for taking credit for ideas, decision, etc. Overall the management team seems to significantly lack people skills. There is also significant organizational chaos - lack of roles/responsibilities which leads to negative morale, redundancy and gaps of productivity.
Pros
skilled staff, nice co-workers, free Happy hour every Thursday
Cons
Poorly skilled management, chaotic work environment
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