Sallie Mae Named One of America’s Best Midsize Employers

Forbes Recognizes Sallie Mae for Second Consecutive Year

Friday, October 18, 2019 2:31 pm EDT



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"A strong brand, a clear purpose, and a solid reputation require a shared accountability of leaders and employees"

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the second consecutive year, Forbes has named Sallie Mae one of America’s Best Midsize Employers. Sallie Mae was ranked in the top 10 in the banking and financial services category.

Forbes, in partnership with market research company Statista, surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. The respondents were asked to rate how likely they’d be to recommend their employers to others. Statista then asked the respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The list ranks 500 midsize employers, across 25 different industries, that received the most recommendations.

“A strong brand, a clear purpose, and a solid reputation require a shared accountability of leaders and employees,” said Raymond J. Quinlan, Chairman and CEO, Sallie Mae. “This award is a testament to our employees who continue to make Sallie Mae a great place to work. They are dedicated, passionate, and talented, and they continue to fulfill our mission of helping individuals create the lives they imagine.”

Sallie Mae offers a comprehensive employee benefits program that features paid leave, including 12 weeks of paid parental leave; medical, dental, and vision care; a company-matched 401(k) plan; an employee stock purchase plan; tuition reimbursement; and a family scholarship program.

In communities where its more than 1,800 employees live and work, Sallie Mae actively organizes and participates in volunteer activities, supports nonprofit organizations with charitable contributions, and awards scholarships to deserving students. Since 2016, Sallie Mae employees have raised nearly $175,000 for the company’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program.

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Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) believes education and life-long learning, in all forms, help people achieve great things. As the leader in private student lending, we provide financing and know-how to help make college happen and offer products and resources to help customers make new goals and experiences, beyond college, possible. Learn more at Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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