Freddie Mac Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
351 Reviews
3.3
351 Reviews
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Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton
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92 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    LOVE IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freddie Mac

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company one of my best experiences

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Freddie Mac as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Havent noticed any cons since I been here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company for work

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

    I have been working at Freddie Mac as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay is average. Very low pace.

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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - QC Underwriter  in  Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - QC Underwriter in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Freddie Mac as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning. This is a good place to land.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was great to work at Freddie Mac.

    Former Employee - Java Developer  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Freddie Mac as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if they can refer us to our next job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at Freddie Mac as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance and mutual peer respect

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increasing the intensity of work efficiency by making the work more casual. Reducing meetings and work formalities will help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very collegial place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freddie Mac

    Pros

    good salary and benefits and nice people

    Cons

    traffic in northern va. can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let employees know how much they are valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    Former Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    The international diversity of people and a great talent structure.

    Cons

    The housing collapes of 2008.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Viistit some the employee in the local and regional office for lunch or just converse.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating to employees about the nature of change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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