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Good learning and training ground

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Freddie Mac full-time

Pros

There are plenty of smart people at Freddie. There are many avenues for one to increase knowledge, skills, and gain valuable experience. You just have to take advantage of the opportunities (Mentoring program, Rising Leaders, training, etc.). If you work hard and are focused on excellence and improving your career, then Freddie is good for that. Outside firms seem to view Freddie's employees favorably, based on the seemingly endless number of people that have moved on to other firms.

Cons

Your upside at the company may be capped. If you excel, deliver, and gain experience there may be a point where you outpace your compensation growth. It'll be that way at most companies, so you have to decide when you it is time to move outside of Freddie to capitalize and receive the market value of your abilities. There is uncertainty as to what the US Gov will do with Freddie and Fannie, so there is long-term uncertainty.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove the layers of bureaucracy. Paralysis by analysis is alive and well. Management needs to get employees to move things along, instead of having tons of pointless meetings with no decision as an outcome of the meetings.

No opinion of CEO

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    Great place for some people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freddie Mac

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Stability is questionable due to government oversight

    No opinion of CEO
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    You can only expect 110% from people for so long without awarding them for performance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Mid-level management respect
    Important mission

    Cons

    Pay freeze
    No pay for performance
    No bonuses
    Embarrassed to speak of where I work in public

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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