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Freddie Mac Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.8
79%
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81%
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Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman (no image)
David Brickman
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Freddie Mac sets a work-life balance with inclusive engagement(in 206 reviews)

  • "Great benefits; great work/life balance; great management(in 74 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Freddie Mac"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (health, vacation, work/life balance, etc.). Opportunity to change career path within the same company.

    Cons

    Market share valued more than people

    Freddie Mac2019-11-12
  2. "Awsome"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Awesome friendly amazing good

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Advice to Management

    Be confident

    Freddie Mac2019-11-06
  3. "Great Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Freddie Mac has been really reengineering its culture and becoming more efficient company. This is a great company if you want to learn and advance in your career

    Cons

    Everything takes time to move forward

    Advice to Management

    Management need to reduce bureaucracy to make the company more competitive

    Freddie Mac2019-10-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sometimes Difficult"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, interesting job, work/life balance

    Cons

    The culture change isn’t working, most jobs that are posted internally are already filled. It’s quasi government and bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bad behavior, it trickles down to your employees.

    Freddie Mac2019-10-23
  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Architecture Technology Lead in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good smart people, diverse workplace

    Cons

    Culture is still old school

    Advice to Management

    Start embracing Agile, not just through words but actions

    Freddie Mac2019-10-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not much opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Reporting Analyst 

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth

    Freddie Mac2019-10-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay checks do not bounce. Fitness Center for employees

    Cons

    Toxic environment. The single most nightmarish position I've ever held. Cut-throat, political and politically-correct, stifling bureaucracy. Managers allowed to lie and run amok and connected employees have freedom to bully and scheme. Please do not put yourself through this. Freddie Mac is broken down into several independent departments / divisions. Each one works as a stand-alone entity. They rarely talk to...... each other. There is a lot of duplicate efforts happening within. Senior Management does not seem to have the experience or control. Plus, they will not listen to SMEs that have the experience they are trying to incorporate. IT side completely run by Indians and their contracting firms. Racist. No african americans, or white americans are hired. IT is dependent on using indian bodyshops like TCS, Hexaware, Brillio, and Cognizant to get rid of white americans. Complaints to HR go no where.

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    Advice to Management

    Find out why TCS does not hire African Americans? why do you do business with one of the most racist firms in the US?

    Freddie Mac2019-11-10
  8. "Work Life balance is great"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    get to work from home

    Cons

    management can be unorganized

    Freddie Mac2019-10-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry level position with tremendous benefits"

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

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people, benefits, and compensation

    Cons

    The career progression is tough

    Freddie Mac2019-10-01
  10. "Talented people"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst 

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time

    Pros

    You work with a lot of very smart and talented people

    Cons

    There’s some area where efficiency can be improved

    Freddie Mac2019-10-01
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