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Freddie Mac Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Tech Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech Lead in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech Lead in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, flexible work arrangements, opportunities for growth, gives back to community

    Cons

    Large organization, bureaucratic, not cutting edge

    Freddie Mac Response

    Oct 30, 2018 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It's important to offer opportunities for our employees to improve the depth and breadth of their experience – so thank you for... More


  2. "Finance analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance, opportunities to rotate within the company

    Cons

    Not central area, currently under conservatorship

    Freddie Mac Response

    Nov 20, 2018 – Talent Community Manager

    We are glad that you are experiencing our commitment to work-life balance first hand. We also think it’s important to offer opportunities for our employees to improve the depth and breadth of their... More

  3. "Loan Processor"

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    Former Employee - Loan Processor in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Loan Processor in McLean, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits
    Great on campus cafeteria
    Excellent leave policy

    Cons

    Can be boring if you do not find the mortgage industry interesting
    Yearly performance reviews


  4. "Development Tech Lead"

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    Current Employee - Development Tech Lead in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Development Tech Lead in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freddie Mac provides a very stable environment and have seen a gradual as l change in culture and approach recently of late. Good benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    There is still lot of beauracracy and politics even though it is improving. Often reports is very disturbing


  5. "Director"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice group of people. Somewhat flexible work hours and arrangements.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, but not terrible either.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    Stick with process but not being flexible


  7. "financial controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work life balance, solid benefits, not too difficult,

    Cons

    repetitive work can get boring

  8. "Executive Coordnator"

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    Current Employee - Executive Cordnator in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Executive Cordnator in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible Work Arrangements, Parking and Training

    Cons

    Being able to adapt to Freddie Mac Processes

    Freddie Mac Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We work hard to provide our employees more in return, and we are glad to hear you are enjoying our benefits.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Passive Aggressive environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits.
    Some really great people who are not utilized to their fullest extent

    Cons

    - very little transparency from senior management
    - extremely passive-aggressive environment - they wait until after the meeting where they agreed to disagree, but won't tell you directly across all 4 divisions.
    - weak leadership in risk management
    - too many senior management with individual goals that interfere with overall objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and put political aspirations aside and do what is right for the company and the economy.

    Freddie Mac Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. At all levels, it's important to continue to grow, that's why we offer executive coaching to our senior leaders so they can be at their... More


  10. "j"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Work environment for people starting

    Cons

    training is lackluster and not very descriptive

    Freddie Mac Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We work hard to provide training and educational opportunities to help our employees grow in their career. We encourage you to work with your manager to identify... More