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Freddie Mac Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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Senior Business Analyst Interview

Senior Business Analyst
McLean, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in September 2010.

Interview Details – The process was reasonable and typical. The position was never defined properly, and I spent most of my time at FM trying to drum-up work. Part of the problem may have been that a project I was hired to support was cancelled almost immediately after I was hired.

Negotiation Details – Not too bad. I got more than money than I perhaps thought I would get. The position description was vague from the beginning, and after I started I realized FM didn't really know what I was supposed to be doing either. Not a particularly auspicious start (or finish).


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Neutral Experience

Project Management Senior Interview

Project Management Senior

Interviewed at Freddie Mac

Interview Details – Hiring is mostly by applying for jobs via the online portal. There is a campus recruitment for college hire that is a 2 year rotational program. The hiring for International candidates is more cumbersome due to the visa considerations.

Interview Question – Would you be willing to shift from one group to another.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Risk Manager Interview

Risk Manager

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Freddie Mac.

Interview Details – The interview process was quick. The HR person coordinated scheduling for an in person interview with the hiring manager and a team member. The interviews were conducted professionally with questions focused on the technical requirements of the job. Overall, the hiring and interview process was quick and pleasant.

Interview Question – The difficult questions were regarding the technical requirements of the job.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
McLean, VA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Freddie Mac in October 2011.

Interview Details – Very confusing. Was not clear who would be the supervisor. Very rushed and haphazard.

Interview Question – Don't recall questions as being too difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation as the position was a consultant position.


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Neutral Experience

Senior Business Analyst Interview

Senior Business Analyst

Interviewed at Freddie Mac

Interview Details – Initial contact was made by the recruiter that spend a few minutes to give more details on position and salary information.
Had one interview that that was around 30 minutes. Process was pretty easy

Interview Question – Only difficult questions were about the mortgage industry that aren't taught in school or regular discussed in other documents   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I wasn't able to negotiate a higher salary.


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through University recruiting and had a phone interview a few days later. I was invited to "Freddie Day" the following day, all expenses paid. Freddie Mac put candidates in a hotel and had us come down for an introduction/networking in the evening. The following day, there was a presentation, 2 panels consisting of current Technology Analysts and leaders of the company. There was a facility tour followed by 2 interviews. Overall, the process was fairly easy. During the interview just be yourself and talk about leadership. Was given an offer 2 weeks later.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were behavioral with a few technical questions to judge familiarly, nothing too in depth.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate. Starting salary around market with a bit more considering the high cost of living in Northern Virginia.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Compliance Manager Interview

Compliance Manager
McLean, VA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in April 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks. It did not take too long to get through. The first round of interviews was a telephonic interview. The next was an in person interview. They flew me in from out of town. It consisted of 4 interviews with multiple people.

Interview Question – No difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Tried to negotiate, but they stood firm.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Technology Analyst Interview

Technology Analyst
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in March 2014.

Interview Details – Overall easy process. Applied through a University Portal. Had a phone interview, then was invited to Freddie day. Had two One on one interviews. Additionally had a follow up interview a few days later where they asked me more behavioral questions. Offered the job a day later. Typical behavioral interviews. Know a little bit about how Freddie Mac operates as well. Focus on what makes you great and talk about innovation. You will be fine.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to lead a team.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Operational Risk Senior Interview

Operational Risk Senior
McLean, VA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Freddie Mac in July 2010.

Interview Details – Easy questions including why you want to work a Freddie Mac

Interview Question – No difficult questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Technology Analyst Interview

Technology Analyst
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac.

Interview Details – I applied for the position on college recruiting site in Jan 2013 and was contacted a couple weeks later I was contacted to setup a phone interview. I did the phone interview and was contacted the same day and was asked to attend "Freddie Day" in McLean, VA. Freddie Day is two-day event that takes place. If you are more than 50 miles away they provide transportation and hotel accommodations. The first night there we did a lot of networking with current employees who are in Tech. Analyst Program and directors from different departments in Freddie Mac. The next day was guided tour of buildings and then interviews. There were two 45 minute interviews. Some candidates had 1 person conducting interview the others had 2 people asking questions. Majority of questions were behavioral, but there were some technical questions. I was contacted 2 days after the interviews and was given an offer.

Interview Question – What about Freddie Mac makes you want to work here? ; What characteristics do you think are important when describing a leader?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations were done I was content with the offer.

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