Fannie Mae – Why Work For Us?

We are looking for employees who are intent on helping us achieve something remarkable. Since 2009, we have made tremendous progress in turning our company around, responding to an unprecedented housing crisis, supporting our country’s recovery, and making housing better for the future.

We’re looking for people who are committed to making a meaningful, lasting contribution for the housing system and for the American people. This is your opportunity to join one of today’s most diverse and talented teams in the financial services industry.

Fannie Mae enables people to buy, refinance or rent a home. To find out more, visit us at

At Fannie Mae, we regard our employees as the very center of the company’s success. We value a sprit of collaboration and competitiveness to drive positive change, innovation, and creativity. We provide a rewarding and enjoyable work environment offering career opportunities today to help you build your skills for tomorrow.

We invest in you through a professional development curriculum that builds core skills for the workplace and strengthens critical management and leadership capabilities. We give you access to a full range of informal and formal development activities – face-to-face, online, and on the job.

We pay competitive salaries, and we encourage and recognize strong performance individually and across divisional teams.

Our robust 401(k) retirement savings plan matches your contributions up to 6 percent of your salary, vested immediately. We also add 2 percent of your compensation to the plan – whether you contribute or not – which vests after three years of service.

Our health care benefits include medical insurance, tax-saver spending accounts, and short- and long-term disability insurance.

Our financial-planning resources can help you plan to buy a house, send a child to college, get your finances in order, or retire.

And we offer a comprehensive range of career and lifestyle benefits to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance – including paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and much more.

Are you performance driven? Focused on achieving superior results? Eager to contribute at any level?

The challenges of today’s housing market can be your opportunity.

We’re scaling up in targeted areas – putting the people, systems, and processes in place to:

  • Modify mortgage loans on a significant scale
  • Fix up and sell properties we own to qualified buyers
  • Modernize our technology infrastructure
  • Reshape our financial systems
  • Manage risk

To do this, we seek candidates who:

  • Lead through change
  • Collaborate/work across boundaries
  • Deliver results
  • Build and apply our talent
  • Balance competing priorities
  • Act with courage and integrity

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Fannie Mae has one of the most diverse workforces of any financial services company in the nation. Forty-nine percent of our workers are minorities and 47 percent are women. Representing a wide range of perspectives, we are better able to serve families in today’s housing market.

Our employees have full access to 10 Employee Resource Groups, which provide a better understanding of the value of different backgrounds and lifestyles. These groups, which host events throughout the year, include Hispanic, LGBT, Christian Salt and Light, African American, and INDUS (INDians in the USa).

Fannie Mae is committed to making a difference in the communities across America where we live and work. Volunteerism is a core value and tenet of our corporate culture. Created in 1988, our Help the Homeless program is the nation’s largest fundraising effort focused on preventing and ending homelessness. We support our employees in their volunteer efforts and coordinate volunteer activities for employees and teams. Our employees donate tens of thousands of hours of service each year to non-profits, schools, and community groups on a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Fannie Mae Reviews

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    An ease place to work

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    I have been working at Fannie Mae


    The work hour is not crazy and Fannie Mae has very good retirement benefits for employee. Co-workers are generally nice. Fannie Mae has a SERVE program every summer, which is to volunteer people serve the community by attending charity events.


    Probably only 20% of the people are actually doing real work in Fannie Mae. And the rest are just throwing idea and playing bureaucrat games.

    No opinion of CEO

Fannie Mae Interviews

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Fannie Mae in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Over phone and in person, very professional with person who would be my boss and then with her boss. The questions centered around my current abilities and the technologies they were going to be employing on the project (Oracle and Seibel). They wanted to be assured that I was interested in these areas and willing to work in a team on a large project.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really, very straight forward. They asked me about specific software packages and if I had knowledge of them and if not was I interested in learning about them.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They presented a package including salary with an explanation of other benefits such as health care, education, stock options, mortgage assistance and an explanation of their review process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Fannie Mae Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Most Admired Companies for Minority Professionals, Hispanic Engineer, 2008
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
Top 50 in America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,, 2008
50 Best Companies for Latinas, LATINA Style, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Public
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (CAD) per year
Competitors Freddie Mac

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