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Freddie Mac Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  • You usually won't see or hear much from senior management (in 31 reviews)

  • Work/life balance can be compromised at times (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac as a contractor

    Pros

    Was given meaningful work from the beginning. Nice campus and people. Great all around culture.

    Cons

    Some people weren't the most helpful and there were a lot of introverts in the IT department as expected.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Freddie Mac as an intern

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Loved the cafeteria
    -Nearby parking
    -Casual Fridays

    Cons

    -Lots of hierarchy gets in the way of action

  3. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and move up if you do your job well.

    Cons

    Little bit of a culture change after conservatorship made it not as fun to work there.


  4. "Senior Mortgage Portfolio Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at Freddie Mac 10+ years. Great management teams. Opportunity to grow. Great Part Time benefits.

    Cons

    Downsizing all the time which gave a lack of job security.


  5. "Associate"

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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 Experience, good salary, work life balance

    Cons

    Transitioning from OT eligible to exempt could result in a comp decrease even with a promotion

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain the top performers


  6. "intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Freddie Mac as an intern

    Pros

    great opportunities and connections made

    Cons

    structured badly, reflected in intern events


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    "Freddie Mac Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, beautiful and clean buildings, great cafeteria, wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    Very level-focused, too clique-ish.

    Advice to Management

    Converse more with the people who are actually doing the work. Sometimes direct managers have no idea of your prior background and the work experience that can be leveraged from it.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent, great work life balance, growing opportunities

    Cons

    Independence working , be smart, be responsible


  9. "Real estate analyst"

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with in my experience.
    Responsibility and autonomy from the first day.
    Benefits are awesome (401k matching is unbeatable, health, dental, vision, life insurance, on site wellness center, tuition assistance, student loan assistance, on site gym, on site bball court, cafeteria with subsidized food, etc.)
    Dealing with a lot of money (millions and billions) right out of college.
    Fun culture.

    Cons

    Red tape can be annoying.
    Uncertain future under conservatorship
    Strict restrictions on which stocks employees can and cannot invest in.
    Small raises.
    Commute can be long if you don't live in Tyson.
    Your experience really depends on the group you're in. MF is great!


  10. "Freddie Mac"

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    Current Employee - Change Management Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Change Management Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Very stressful position, with a bad ratio of work to life balance.


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