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Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Clearance/Transaction Processing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then site visit to a final round of interview. Two different interviews at the site. First with two managers and second with the director (hire decision maker)

    Interview Questions
    • Minimal technical questions. Only one was describing an interest rate swap   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    REO Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Recieved email and phone call from a recruiter who asked just a few questions about my background and resume. I was then invited to a face to face interview with the management team(took place about 2 weeks later). The interview lasted about an hour. I was impressed that we started on time. In the past I've interviewed with other companies and had to wait in the lobby 30 mins to an hour AFTER my scheduled time.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember a particular unexpected question. I do remember being asked the same question differently by two of the managers. Overall there were questions such as "Give an example of how you handled change" or "Have you ever had to lead a project, if so take us through the process".   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Settlement Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Agency contacted me, interviewed with them, then a phone interview with 2 freddie mac managers followed by one in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Very tough, detailed and exhausting. I interviewed with four different people in one marathon interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    2 rounds back and fourth
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources/Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Freddie Mac in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The recruiters were top notch. They maintained communication throughout the process. They were calling, emailing, and double checking repeatedly. The information provided about the process, directions to the facility, and ancillary materials were exceptional.

    The interview was a behavioral-based one -- which is fairly standard. And, there was a job sampling requirement.

    During the one-on-one with the hiring manager, there was a definitive explanation about not expecting to grow immediately. And, there was disclosure as to why others had left because of a perception that there was no upward mobility.

    Typically, a company will sugarcoat this topic by saying you can progress in the company by pursuing any available job postings. But, it seemed the manager was truly trying to assert the territory, so you would have to look elsewhere if you wanted to grow.

    Interview Questions
    • Really, none of the questions were particularly hard. They were very standard behaviorally-based questions. Tell me about how you would do this... etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was very attractive in terms of base compensation. But, the company is in conservatorship, so you do have to realize that changes will be coming to the overall composition of the company. And, time will only tell how the changes are implmented (e.g. staff reductions, relocation, consolidation).

    However, the major hurdle for me was the impression given by the hiring manager on personal growth and career development. It created a nagging feeling that just could not be overcome.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Freddie Mac in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Freddie Day. First round interview was a phone interview. Second round was at Freddie Day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Investment and Capital Markets - Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Very straight forward and enjoyable. On campus interview was simple and short. Received a phone call a few days/weeks later and Discussed future opportunities on the phone.

    Negotiation Details
    It was a pleasant experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Had a 45 minute phone interview. Got accepted to next round which was called "freddie day". There were about 20 candidates there. We split into 2 groups. One group interviewed first while the other took a tour of the campus and then they switched off. I interviewed with two people for 45 minutes each. They asked behavioral questions and then digressed into questions about where specifically I want to work within finance. I wasn't really sure what to answer.

    Interview Questions
    • An interviewer asked me about the presidential campaign and how each candidate would affect the mortgage market. This question threw me off guard.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Analyst - Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Met them at a career fair at my university, and got a phone call two months after to set up a phone interview. They responded very quickly after the phone interview, with an offer

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing hard; some basics of Linux and OO, also what is a router, and a bunch of behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was an intern position, so I could not negotiate anything
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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