Freddie Mac

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Freddie Mac Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.1 338 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton

Donald H. Layton

(83 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Freddie continues to offer a favorable work/life balance environment (in 55 reviews)

  • Great benefits but work-life balance depends on the area you work in (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is currently under conservatorship and company future is uncertain (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management is always changing and the room for growth seems to be diminishing (in 22 reviews)

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    LOVE IT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis company has the best benefits and really cares for each of its employees.

    ConsN/A
    They don't have free cookies anymore...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company one of my best experiences

    Help Desk Tech (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsEverything is okay the training was very helpful with pefroming my everyday task

    ConsHavent noticed any cons since I been here

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company for work

    Middle Office Associate (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsManager and co-workers are very nice and knowledgable. Great exposure to a new graduate.

    ConsPay is average. Very low pace.

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    My personal skill includes detail oriented, accuracy conscience,self motivated, customer service focused and ability to

    QC Underwriter (Former Employee) Laurel, MD

    ProsI have over twenty years of experience in mortgage industry and Freddie Mac is the best place to be. I am team oriented and able to lead and used quick deadline and also ability to interface with diverse group of people and levels and at Freddie mac and Fannie Mae are the best place to work.

    ConsContribution, Goals,Diverse Group, Build your career stronger.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great benefits

    Analyst (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGreat company to work for, good compensation, good benefits, great people.

    ConsNothing worth mentioning. This is a good place to land.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was great to work at Freddie Mac.

    Java Developer (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsVery promising to establish ourselves & people around us are very helpful. Get a chance to learn more than what you know.

    ConsWe cannot give the reference of anyone for our next job once we are out of here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be great if they can refer us to our next job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has been the best experience in terms of challenging work and work life balance

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGreat work life balance and mutual peer respect

    Consvery laid back and sometimes pace is at a government company like.

    Advice to Senior Managementincreasing the intensity of work efficiency by making the work more casual. Reducing meetings and work formalities will help

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very collegial place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood salary and benefits and nice people

    Constraffic in northern va. can be difficult.

    Advice to Senior Managementlet employees know how much they are valued.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    In 20 plus years with Freddie Mac, I enjoyed being part of the growth of the major Mortgage corporation.

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsThe international diversity of people and a great talent structure.

    ConsThe housing collapes of 2008.

    Advice to Senior ManagementViistit some the employee in the local and regional office for lunch or just converse.

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    A roller coaster ride with some of the brightest people you will ever meet

    Senior Director (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsChallenging time in housing
    Opportunities to shape the future of housing finance
    Brilliant people
    Most diverse work force I have ever seen
    Great benefits
    Competitive in salary
    40 percent of time can be spent telecommuting in many jobs

    ConsThe future of housing finance is up for debate. The great unknown is whether Freddie Mac will be around to experience it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating to employees about the nature of change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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