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Over work/under pay contractors
Application Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 16, 2018
Nepotism is rampant. Many managers incapable of duties. contractor duties increased almost daily but when discussing compensation, nothing can be done. Learned a lot but was unimpressed.
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Productive and fun place to work
Accounting Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 13, 2018
The employee's was a joy to work with I learned alot from the current emplpoyee's and I also had fun working with others they showed me what team work really meant,
Pros
free lunches
Cons
short breaks and fun
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Excellent company with great benefits and a mission statement critical to the American mortgage market.
Senior Portfolio Manager/Servicing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 10, 2018
Industry leader. Excellent employer offering rewarding career opportunities to quality driven individuals with a desire to provide the best in American home ownership and affordable housing. Daily mission driven activities designed to meet the needs of its customers and the American homeowner. Working for Fannie Mae for 25 years provided me with an opportunity to learn the mortgage lending system from end to end. However, most of my career was spent in Servicing Management. The culture is one of total professionalism mixed with a great work-life balance focusing on structure and accountability.
Pros
Industry leader, excellent benefits, dedicated management staff, advancement/educational opportunities
Cons
None
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Great workplace with wonderful ponds
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAAugust 8, 2018
Loved working here. I would walk around outside when the weather was nice when I reached a roadblock with a project or was just frustrated with the work that I was completing and needed a mental break.

Staff was friendly within my department and outside of my department. Everyone worked well together. Given the opportunity I would work there again
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Productive, Older staff
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 7, 2018
Fannie Mae is an older company that has had its share of ups and downs. Fannie Mae has had several layoffs in the last 15 years or so. They always seem to bounce back depending on the economy.
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Happy employees= Better outcome of production
Project Specialist (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 7, 2018
You basically have to get a job through a staffing agency, or have to know someone who knows someone, I've known people to have been on contract for 5 years and not becoming permanent to receive PTO or sick time. No benefits for 5 years is not beneficial at all. Provide more of a "Google" atmosphere instead of a plantation Fannie you have the money to do it. And get rid of the whole "corporate attire" you never deal with people in person it should just be a casual dress code....start there with incentives.
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Great Interview Hype
Associate (Former Employee) –  DC, DCAugust 7, 2018
Draconian Delivery, lots of chiefs trying to say they had an impact to save their tales in front their bosses. Pedigree and passive aggressive behavior is a must..
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Great culture
Software Developer/Contractor (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VAAugust 6, 2018
Very talented SR. Dev's and promotion of fluidity in workflows that cut attempts to cut red time and waterfall thinking despite the size of the company.
Pros
Great Managers, free lunches and gatherings
Cons
sometimes clicks and tend to segregate the JR and SR members of team's
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Invests in employees
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mae, WAAugust 6, 2018
Productive. Employee benefits are great Provides lots of training for employees. Organizational changes a lot via reorganization and restructuring hence job security may be an issue although this is typical in most corporate environments.

Employees are very smart and willing to help. Middle management may not be so great depending on the team you are assigned to
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Excellent
Credit Risk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXAugust 2, 2018
work life balance great. compensation excellent. compensation excellent. management very good. job culture very good. job security fair. 7.5 work day flex work.
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Production focused collaborative work enviornment
Governance Manager (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXAugust 1, 2018
Fannie Mae is a good place to work that focuses on being a good corporate citizen by encouraging and empowering people to serve others and their communities.
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Great Company for Families
Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 1, 2018
Great company to work -

for people early in their careers

for people further along in their career with low ambition or low expectations for career advancement.

for men or women who are planning to start a family or people with small children looking for a company with great benefits.

Decent compensation with great benefits.

Current outsourcing agreement with unnamed company leads to atrocious inefficiencies.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Lack of Advancement/Back-Stabbing/Corporate Politics
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Enjoyed working there
eBusiness Technical and User Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 1, 2018
Great company to work for. Greta pay and benefits. They believe in training their people. Good balance between work and play. Liked my team. Promoted from wthin
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Great Job!
Core Team Member (Former Employee) –  Bolingbrook, ILAugust 1, 2018
I loved the job, alot of responsiblitlity but the most amazing job i have had. All i had to do was make sure to have great customer service, pack boxes, clean, stock the store, count the register when closing, count safe, put away deliries, and computer data entry.
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The best and the worst of corporate life at the same time.
Financial Analyst III (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 31, 2018
There are many cultures within Fannie Mae so depending on where you work you will either see the best of Fannie Mae or the worst. Not much time is spent in meetings. Some areas of FNMA are run with transparency and are on par with the best corporations out there. Others are like mom and pop shops with one manager or director having too much leeway..Systems work and when they don't, the company adresses the issues to fix the problem.
Pros
Quality of the work and colleagues as well as pay.
Cons
Promotions are very subjective and moving internally is VERY hard.
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Hit or miss depending on project
Scrum Master and Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 29, 2018
Overall I've had a good experience at Fannie Mae but the culture in technology is shifting towards hiring exclusively foreign workers from India. If you're American, you will feel out of place here.
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Enjoyed the job
Credit Underwriter-Centralized Repurchase Team (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 29, 2018
Wanted more opportunity; the position was very limiting. I do not wish to provide any further information about this position at Fannie Mae. Thank you
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Stressful environment
ANALYST (Current Employee) –  VirginiaJuly 26, 2018
Too much pressure to be an over achiever constantly, too much competition within members of the same teams due to too much focus on annual performance reviews.

Employees are doing the job of 2 people at least.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
too much pressure to over perform
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Great place to work
Vendor Management Analyst (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 25, 2018
Professional atmosphere for people that want career development. Offers several benefits for their employees that not many other companies do. Positive environment.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Few internal transfers
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Good organization to work for
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 24, 2018
Unless someone is driven to innovate and do things differently, can't complains on the benefits and work/life balance. If you want to advance your career, this may not be a great option.
Pros
Tuition reimbursement
Cons
Hierarchy and red tape
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