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Updated 25 Feb 2019

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Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman (no image)
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great salary, amazing benefits, people that care, overall great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Communication can be difficult, there are lots of meetings, finding answers to complex issues can be challenging

    Freddie Mac2019-02-26
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Very little opportunity for growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Next to impossible to grow your career. Very flat structure. I've applied for over 30 positions in the past 2 years and no interviews. Managers know who they want to hire before the position is posted.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better. Fannie Mae is beating you on pay and benefits and bonuses. In the current low unemployment rate environment, raise pay. But this time don't raise the pay for everyone below $100k. It was insulting to those of us who make over $100k that they got raises and we did not and we were doing our job just like they were.

    Freddie Mac2018-09-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Senior Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly collaborative environment with many opportunities to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Political environment, at times can be difficult to achieve aggressive deadlines given the need for agreement across multiple levels and roles within the organization.

    Freddie Mac2016-03-01
  4. "Good Company, but going through a lot of changes."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits,good work-life balance, good training opportunities, etc., but it all comes down to what division/group you work in.

    Cons

    The company is currently going through a lot of changes, which in a lot of cases can lead to uncertainty.

    Freddie Mac2014-10-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours, complex work, no love from the media"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and smart, dedicated people. Best campus and cafes in the area, gym. Nice location.

    Cons

    Tysons Corner traffic. Negative press / reputation. Unclear future outlook.

    Freddie Mac2012-07-11
  6. "A wonderful experience ending in roller coaster ride"

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    Senior Business Applications Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac

    Pros

    Freddie Mac has some great and talented individuals that work hard to get the job done even through a lot of tumultuous changing times.

    Cons

    The environment has become a little stressful due to many reorgs and layoffs. This causes otherwise productive employees to become distracted and fearful for their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO has been a lifesaver for Freddie Mac, defending the company in the public and government sectors and communicating and encouraging employees. His management team would benefit by better reflecting his approach. Unfortunately Ed has decided to leave and this will drop a large wet blanket on the company. What will the remaining management staff do? A thoughtful approach should be taken into consideration... carefully.

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    Freddie Mac2011-11-03
  7. "Decent place to work for Business Analysts"

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    Senior Business Applications Project Manager in McLean, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac

    Pros

    One of the best canteens. Decent gym in the facility. Good employees.

    Cons

    A little bureacratic Slave to process Quite slow environment

    Advice to Management

    Make some changes to the way people are considered for promotions. Please respect people who stay within the organization rather than leaving and coming back to get more pay.

    Freddie Mac2010-08-02
  8. "Still a good place to work"

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    Senior Business Applications Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac

    Pros

    Location - Tyson's is easy to get to/from; Better than average benefit package; Good overall mission

    Cons

    Organization is under tremendous scrutiny... tensions are running high all over.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and fully evaluate the situation before acting...things are moving too fast and there is no way to keep up

    Freddie Mac2008-09-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior BA PM"

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    Senior Business Applications Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac

    Pros

    Very few financial services companies around Washington DC region - working at head quarters can be beneficial compared to a branch office of other financial institutions. Benefits are supposed to be good. Good company to work for if exposure to mortgage market is desired. Was supposed to be a stable company (not any more). You get to work with some smart people.

    Cons

    Slow personal growth. It takes years to get ahead in the career ladder. Not all smart people dont stick around.

    Advice to Management

    Managing risks more wisely. Promote people from within. Transperent communication with employees.

    Freddie Mac2008-08-06
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