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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time

Pros

Large company offers opportunities for personal growth

Cons

Do not inform you of Interview process. Keep you hanging. When I went for interview found interviewers unprepared with no idea what position I was interviewing for.

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  1.  

    Sinking ship with no future - talented IT professionals should avoid like the plague!

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

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

    Pros

    38.75 hour work week
    Training and educational opportunities
    Fully-funded master's degree programs with one-year payback period
    Early releases before some holidays
    Cafeterias, fitness center, wellness center at McLean headquarters
    Early pay day if you opt for direct deposit
    Makes for a good MBA application essay
    "If you can survive here, you can survive anywhere"

    Cons

    Low pay relative to market - young IT employees who leave report 30-50% (or higher) increases elsewhere
    Wage freeze
    Northern Virginia cost of living (including taxes, tolls, housing)
    Northern Virginia traffic
    Northern Virginia politics
    Mired in excessive politics and bureaucracy, empire building and organizational silos abound
    Poorly documented, convoluted processes (technology change management) that keep changing for no good reason other than that someone has to justify his or her job - and it's always your fault!
    Low employee engagement and morale
    No direction or vision
    Very negative corporate reputation - people will attack you personally (blame you for the economic problems) when they hear who you work for
    The "enterprise" is a political piñata under attack from all sides
    Rumors of outsourcing and layoffs
    The smart, talented employees have left the building, and the ones left are looking for the exits
    Ed Haldeman is gone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun during a tumultuous time

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

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

    Pros

    The people at Freddie Mac were definitely good people to work with. Most people were nice and warm. Most senior people were also very accessible. The cafeteria also had excellent food. I felt a sense of community there with the active employee networks.

    Cons

    Given the time I was there, I didn't see a future with the company. There wasn't much room for growth. Also not much salary growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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