Freddie Mac Interview Questions in Washington, DC

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    Internal Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Applied online via Freddie Mac website. I got a reply from a recruiter 2 weeks later. She scheduled me for a phone interview - mostly behavioral questions. Invited to the headquarter, i had interviews with 3 groups within the team. Behavioral & fit questions as well. It's been a week, no reply yet. But based on past comments, that's likely a no.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Name the most difficult coding project you have worked on and list some lines of code from the assignment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Change Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    was pretty basic. phone interview with basic behavioral questions.and then a week later I was notified that I was invited to the final interviews and participated Freddie Day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Test Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Freddie Mac in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took 48 hrs. The telephonic interview lasted 20-25 mins with some basic questions in sql and unix.The F2F was scheduled the day after where questions related tomy previous projects were asked and some generalquestions from SQL. This lasted about 25- 30 mins. Then had a written test for 1 hr. Really tough one. Standard questions from UNIX and SQL. Totally 25 questions(14 in sql+ 11 in Unix).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Market Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    They e-mailed me asking for a time to set up the phone screening. The phone interview was super easy and short. They asked the basic questions like "Why do you want to leave?"

    After that, they brought me in for an interview with what was supposed to be with three people but turned out one of them couldn't make it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Call Center Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Freddie Mac in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    a lot of questions that see how well you can speak on the phone

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Tech Change Management Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Freddie Mac in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Process was fairly simple, I was contacted by FM recruiter spoke with him about my background in Change Management. I was emailed that hiring would like to interview as well within 2 days days after speaking with Recruiter. Phone interview with hiring manager lasted maybe 15 - 20 minutes, asked questions like.. What is Change Management? Please describe ITIL framework. Hiring manager was Release Manager and has a different perspective on what the Change Manager, Mngr should do. I asked if role role was Technical and was advised No. No mention at that time looking for someone that is currently manager. I have been a Lead within CM, but not Manager. My management was not within change management. Since interview was so short, I knew I would not be invited for inperson interview.

    To my surprise, I was contacted about 3 weeks later that FM wanted to interview me in person. Flight was set up fairly quickly by HR for the next week. Email was sent to ask me if times worked for me. They didn't really but I didn't complain. Flight arriving at 11:30PM at night when interview is at 9:30 AM next morning. OK fine. Departing 6:30 PM when interview was over at 11:30. OK fine.

    Arrived in VA around midnight, took Taxi to hotel which is about 20 - 30 ride from airport. Dulles and Ronald Reagan are of close proximity.

    Interview Day. There is shuttle from Hilton hotel that will take you to Freddie Mac, which is 5 min away. You could walk, if you know where you are going but would take you a little bit. Not recommended.

    Scheduled for 3 interviews. Hiring Manager, Peer, and Director. Fairly simple questions.
    1. What would you do if a change was not approved and implemented anyway?
    2. How would you build relationships within the organization?
    3. Do you have any Remedy experience? They could have asked me that on phone interview and not wasted money to fly me out since that is somethign specific that you are looking for. Key note, not technical but Remedy experience is preferred, but not stated on jd.
    4. Why do you want to relocate?

    I was not impressed by how process was handled as they could have asked better questions from phone interview in order to select candidate for role. Role has been open for quite sometime, Oct I believe it was stated. They are looking for a needle in haystack so, please be aware. If you have Change request experience.

    Have not heard anything thus far, but was contacted by a 3rd party vendor for the role just this week.. Funny huh

    Interview Questions
    • How would you build relationships within the organization?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    1st phone interview was about half hour, talked to manager of department and was asked about past experieneces within finance and accounting, as well as IT work and past education. Invited to Freddie Day, somewhat disorganized, people come in from all around the US for it. three one-on-one interviews and a bunch of presentations and tours. Not very exciting place.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you tell me about your experience with auditing and how would you go about finding help if you were unsure of an answer on the job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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