Freddie Mac Interview Questions

Updated Apr 7, 2015
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac (McLean, VA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Overall, great interview process. I applied through a university portal and was contacted by a recruiter to set up a phone interview. Then, a couple days after the phone interview I was invited to attend "Freddie Day" - a 6 hour event with office tour, panel presentations, and 2 interviews. The interviews were pretty standard, but highly depend on the type of position you are applying for within the Technology Analyst role. I specified that I was interested in Project Manager and Business Analyst, so I did not have many technical questions and the ones I had were expected. Questions were mostly behavioral. Very helpful if you have a project to talk about and if you are able to discuss any challenges you encountered and how you solved them, teamwork skills, and leadership - answer in STAR method and you're golden. Also - during the interview, it's important to show that you are passionate about what Freddie Mac does and how your skills will align with the position. Know Freddie Mac's business!! Overall, very smooth interview process. Although it was intimidating at first, I quickly learned that everyone is very laid-back and truly wants to get to know you as a person and whether or not you fit into the company.

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    • What is an activity diagram?
      Business requirements vs. system requirements
      Time you encountered a challenging issue within a team project and how you resolved it
       
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac (McLean, VA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I got the first interview through a referral by an employee of the company.

    The first interview was over the phone, mainly behavioral questions (Why did you choose your major? Why do you want to work at Freddie Mac? What did you do in a group situation where people were not motivated?). After that, they invited me to an on-site "Freddie Day" in their McLean, VA office.

    At Freddie Day, we had two 30 minute interviews (each for different roles within the analyst position). Again, depending on the role they were behavioral, some questions related to the actual role (i.e. Project Manager: What is agile?). During Freddie Day they also gave a campus tour, had the CIO, CEO, IT Officers, currently Technology Analysts, and the director of the program speak and answer questions.

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    Development Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter through LinkedIn and she setup an initial phone screen. Then I was called to meet the same folks in person. Interviews were skills and experience based.

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    Finance Rotation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac in November 2014.

    Interview

    First round phone interview second round at the headquarters in their DC office. The second round of interviews consisted of an accounting case study and two 45 minute interviews. We were also given a tour of the campus and a chance to ask analysts questions

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview

    Applied through university career website. Got contacted for a phone interview. Recruiter was hospitable, asked mainly behavioral/fit questions. Asked why my major/minor and why the company/position. Research a little bit about the mortgage markets and focus on "tell me about a time" questions.

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    • Tell me about a time where you had to take an unpopular stance on a situation   1 Answer
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    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Freddie Mac in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was multiple rounds, the first being a phone interview. They asked pretty generic questions like why Freddie Mac and gave a brief overview of the program. After the initial interview, a couple weeks passed and there was a follow up interview with more behavioral types of questions. Finally, there's a third round known as "Freddie Day" where you go to the campus and meet other recruits as well as current people in the program.

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    Internal Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac (McLean, VA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Economist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview

    After a couple of phone interviews, on-site one day interviews with almost all the members of the department. They usually ask applicants with PhD to give a presentation and everybody in the department attends.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through college recruiting. Had a phone call with their staff about basic situational and behavior questions. Tell us about a time you led. Tell us about a time when you faced a hard situation and what did you do. Use the STAR method for every question Was invited to Mclean, VA for an onsite interview at Freddie Day

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    Finance Rotation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac in September 2014.

    Interview

    The recruiter was very personable - the conversation flowed quite nicely and we even chatted about some outside stuff. Wasn't too difficult. She essentially asked me why I chose the classes and activities that I chose, followed by four or five behavioral questions. Those weren't anything out of the ordinary. Just your typical "tell me about a time in which you..."

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    • What are the job descriptions of some of the other places to which you are applying?   1 Answer

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