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It's a mixed bag.

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Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA

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

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Interesting industry, great benefits and very capable co-workers. Top management is attempting to turn things around and create a more dynamic and efficient organization.

Cons

Despite management's mission to change the culture of Freddie Mac, it still operates similar to that of any other stereotypical government agency. Still too much bureaucracy to feel you can make any real difference on your own. There is a culture clash between those who have been at Freddie Mac for many years and those who came on after conservatorship. My experience has been that long-term employees often like to minimize, micromanage or withhold information from newer employees to make themselves feel like they have the upper hand. One's experience at Freddie Mac greatly depends on what division and department one ends up in.

Advice to Management

If you really value everyone's opinion on how to improve the organization, create incentives that reward creative thinking or managers who listen to the suggestions of all direct reports.

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  1. Good place for a family oriented person

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freddie Mac

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freddie Mac is a good place for someone who is seeking good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not a place for growing your career or knowledge. No support for professional development and being in conservatorship equals zero benefit

  2. Helpful (1)

    Have been there over a decade.

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

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone is really nice. Friendly atmosphere. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Future is somewhat unknown. Work load varies based on divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Value employee opinions.

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