Freddie Mac

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Good Opportunities and Challenges but poor senior management

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA

I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great place to learn, lots of challenges, fair compensation

Cons

Senior management is shaky and often lacking direction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more transparency and clear direction to employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Professional in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting Professional in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly the benefits and the internal mobility. Managers generally give strong preference to current employees for open positions, so there is a lot of mobility within the company to learn and experience different parts of the business. There are also a surprising amount of personal growth and learning opportunities to help you gain valuable skills both hard and soft.

    Cons

    Job growth is near impossible without switching positions, the culture is some of the most passive aggressive I've ever experienced or even heard of. The employees are afraid to put themselves out there, it tends to be a "head down" environment, which is unfortunate given the opportunities that are available to those that choose to take advantage of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's unfortunately not much management can do at this point. They've tried a lot to turn our culture around, and honestly without a "refresh" of the individuals that are contributing to it, programs to help turn it around won't go anywhere (many have tried in the past). Maybe once the government lets our management make decisions about its employees again things will change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Workload increase, decreased individual autonomy over the years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - IT Associate in McLean, VA

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, company cafeteria
    Depends very much which area/team one is in.

    Cons

    Many newcomers to the company in recent years, eager to establish themselves at all costs.
    People looking out for themselves more than for the organization/others.
    Yearly re-org in IT in last few years, resulting in layoffs and employees being re-assigned to any open position.
    Management turn-over resulting in change in focus/direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
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