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Freddie Mac Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton
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  • Too much micro-managing and senior management keeps changing every 3 to 6 months (in 29 reviews)

  • Work/life balance can be compromised at times (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Goof pay and relax environment

    Cons

    I cant think of any.


  2. "Portfolio Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, great people, exciting work if you are willing to roll up your sleeves, seek out and tackle issues on your own.

    Cons

    Sometimes an uphill battle to innovation due to risk-averse stance across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Risk Management structure is too oppressive. Need to focus on creating an alignment so that people sit down to brainstorm how to push forward new ideas, not defend the status quo.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Top managment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance , a lot of technology .

    Cons

    Dominated by people from one country and the work environment is not friendly for minorities. Minority workers are systematically manipulated and excluded .

    Advice to Management

    Please check the hiring process , why it is dominated by people from one country. Are they really fit for the job or .......?


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  5. "Very satisfied with the work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Risk and Controls Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Risk and Controls Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work load is not crazy and for the most part very interesting. Management has been top notch I communicating their goals and vision of the company

    Cons

    The pay could be better for the region. And depending on your department you may have to come into the office on a daily basis. Which could mean hour of traffic every week.


  6. "Financial Controller Senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at Freddie Mac (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Arrangement, Laid back

    Cons

    hard to grow, slow enviorment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Development, Senior
    Former Employee - Development, Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits , job security, work life balance, gym, cafeteria. Nothing much I can think and talk beside what I have identified so far

    Cons

    Too much micro management, external talent is hired showcasing FWA etc, but not get honored always after joining resulting long commute everyday . Limited interaction with leaders. Lack of transparency. Very much focused on time in/out instead of innovation, creativity.


  8. "Financial Controller Sr."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    huge playground for technology, new accounting policy, new financial products, ...

    Cons

    very hard to be promoted

    Advice to Management

    need to promote team members


  9. "Securities Ops"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company has great advancement opportunities and loves to hire from within.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be compromised at times


  10. "Senior Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, ability to set own schedule, manager is willing to listen and accomodate. Great cafeteria and convenient campus.

    Cons

    overtime work for some divisions, no raises or promotions, salary increases are rare. there is no compensation for working hard and not getting paid.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employee's frustrations and concerns. allow people to work from home on any day of the week instead of limiting it to tues-thurs only.


  11. "not bad place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, good training opportunities

    Cons

    unfriendly HR department to international student



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