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Multi-Family Underwriting Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in June 2014.
Interview Details – Recruiters worked fast and efficiently to schedule my interview. The company also paid for my Amtrak ticket from San Diego to their LA office. They got back to me the next week as to whether I got the position or not. Everyone I interacted with was very nice and professional.
Interview Question – I didn't get asked any specific questions. They just described the position to me and asked if I would be okay with the job duties. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
IT Director Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in April 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter a couple of days later (beginning of the week). He wanted my availability for a phone interview that week. I immediately provided my availability. Friday came and went, but I hadn't heard back.
I emailed the recruiter to see if they were still interested in speaking to me. He said yes and to provide availability for the following week. Got the interview set up.
Spoke to 2 individuals that are peers to this position. Basic interview about my background and my experience. They did ask if I had experience in a particular area, that was not mentioned anywhere in my resume.
Contacted the recruiter after the interview (as requested by him) and left a VM. It's been over a month and I haven't heard anything, so I guess I'm out of the running. Would have expected a "thanks but no thanks" email.
Technical Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in February 2014.
Interview Details – The first round was a phone interview. Most of the questions were behavioral and afterwards the interviewer asked about field preferences. The second round was conducted at the Freddie office and was broken up into two 30 minute interviews. One technical and one behavioral. The questions were fairly easy and straightforward.
Interview Question – Name the most difficult coding project you have worked on and list some lines of code from the assignment. Answer Question
Change Management Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac.
Interview Details – First Interview: Phone screening with the Release Manager
Second Interview: Physical interview with the Release Manager and a Configuration Manager
The Release Manager, who was technical, was extremely rude and clearly lacked the people skills necessary for Change Management. He seemed almost annoyed that he had to conduct the interview and demanded that you answer questions in a discrete Q&A manner, as oppose to a normal conversation, which provides context to your responses.
The way he conducted the interview was as if he was auditing/interrogating you like you made an unauthorized change. The RM was completely unprofessional and clearly shows the culture/operating environment at Freddie.
Interview Question – The RM will ask you in detail on how your generate drift/unauthorized change reports. Some change managers create these reports, others are consumers of it. It seems that the RM wants you to be able to create these reports from auto-discovery. Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in January 2012.
Interview Details – There was no words i could decribe how horible this interview was...they kept me wating for almost 20 minutes past late the time the told me to show up...even then they didn't offer me glass of water ( it had been a hot day outside up words of 90 degrees plus!)and they once i got to the face- to -face they didnt even ask question,, pretty much rejected me right on the spot! Stay far away from the company if y want to be apprecated..i work at Rite aid now and beleive it or not the treatment so much better then some these other "office type suit rut low down desk joker job"
Interview Question – They ask me ' why should Freddie mac hire you" like they didnt have a clue why im showing up!! its not ROCKET SCIENCE Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Freddie Mac in September 2013.
Interview Details – The first interview was all behavioral. It may be a good idea to Prepare a list of experiences you can pull from.
Interview Question – "Name a time you where faced with a problem and how you handled it" Answer Question
Administrative Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac.
Interview Details – Slow process. From first delayed response from application, to telephone interview, to hire, several weeks to months..Intimidating panel interview, and not only one, but at least two interviews. Would be nice to be notified that they went with someone else or another way.
Interview Question – Asking psychological questions, which is off-putting and nerve wracking, not knowing what they are really looking for. View Answer
Product Development Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Freddie Mac in July 2013.
Interview Details – Behavioral Interview. Interview with 6 different employees for 30 minutes each. Wasn't very difficult but they based a lot of the decision making on your experiences that relates to the position.
Interview Question – All the questions were "name a time..." Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Freddie Mac in April 2010.
Interview Details – I was flown in along with many other students from other colleges around the nation. They gave us an overview of the company and a tour of the buildings. Afterward, we had 2 interviews, each with a new hire and an experiences employee. One of the interviews, the experienced employee asked most of the questions, and during the second interview, the new hire asked most of the questions. The new hires were supposed to be there in order for us to ask them questions about their experiences and what it is like being a new hire, but he was asking most of the questions and didn't seem prepared.
Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac.
Interview Details – Oppose to the traditional "we would like to meet with you", the recruiter will call and ask you a few questions over the phone. After the phone interview, they would send you a few questions to answer and return to them. Those answers will determine your next step in the process.
Interview Question – A lot of the questions were behavioral which I was not prepared for. I guess the little experience that I had totally out weigh the fact that I just graduated from school, therefore I didn't encountered a lot of the situations to apply how I dealt with it. Answer Question
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