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Freddie Mac Financial Analyst Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2019

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Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton
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15 Ratings
  1. "Really Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice and smart coworkers. Great benefits, especially retirement.

    Cons

    Flat org and too little turnover at the higher levels makes it tough to progress quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Start a more formal grooming/mentorship program.

    Freddie Mac2019-07-05
  2. "Great company, amazing benefits and work environment for someone right out of college"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, diversity and inclusion, generous salary, work from home

    Cons

    Lack of work and growth

    Freddie Mac2018-10-03

    Freddie Mac Response

    October 30, 2018Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your review. We love hearing feedback like this, especially when it comes to our efforts to maintain an inclusive workplace, provide competitive compensation and benefits and focus on work-life balance. If you're looking to advance, we encourage you to take advantage ...

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  3. "Great place to start a career."

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to grow if you are hungry and willing to innovate to create value.

    Cons

    Old outdated systems and policies, can be an uphill battle to challenge the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your risk tolerance at the department level to unlock eager employees

    Freddie Mac2018-09-07

    Freddie Mac Response

    September 27, 2018Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your review and letting us know that we’re on the right track. We believe that our employees are at their best when they are given the tools to succeed and the opportunity to grow outside of their established comfort zone. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst 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 managers and an environment that encourages you to change positions if you are not passionate about your current position.

    Cons

    Work flexibility is very dependent on the whims of your VP and not necessarily based on the job needs. Also many complain about the cost of the health care plans.

    Advice to Management

    More consistency between groups in terms of flexible work arrangements.

    Freddie Mac2018-07-04

    Freddie Mac Response

    August 2, 2018Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate hearing from current employees and are glad to hear you're taking advantage of our flexible work environment. We're working to make sure employees have the flexibility they need to perform at their best, and are always looking for ...

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, big college hire programs so lots of coworkers your own age, large company so you can move within it if you'd like, focus on diversity and various company groups you can join

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, little to no upward mobility, poor management on all levels, salaries and incentives lower than market, work is not stimulating or likely to change through your role.

    Freddie Mac2017-10-18
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Stay Clear"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, location, parking, end of day

    Cons

    Management is not supportive, VPs are unapproachable. No one is happy being there and if you don’t want to be part of the “Mean Girls” club, you may want to look for other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and initiate a 360 feedback program and know that those in a leadership position are anything but leaders. Poorly managed with VPs on a pedestal.

    Freddie Mac2017-10-18
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Conservatorship blues"

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site cafeterias. Free parking. Gym.

    Cons

    Sliding downhill since conservatorship, trying to redefine itself. Change is coming at a glacial pace. Employees get tired of doing the same tasks over and over and leave, or hope to stretch to retirement. Work centers on compliance and process, not innovation. Hard to move to other teams. Uneven - some managers are hard-working and knowledgeable, others are archaic and show poor people skills. Unless you want to specialize...

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    Advice to Management

    Competition from the private sector will come. Drive the culture change needed; invest in your employees and make management responsive and accountable.

    Freddie Mac2016-12-02
  8. "Great mission"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freddie Mac full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture is very Laid back. They have lots of old people that's been with the company for-ever. Making home affordable

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement . Makes want you to jump ship every day you come to work . Wish they could get out of conservatorship asap

    Advice to Management

    Bring back good bonus

    Freddie Mac2016-11-27
  9. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great work hours, friendly co workers, and free parking

    Cons

    No upward mobility in the near future. Many people have had the same title for 10+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Set more training sessions with staff so that they can learn more about the team's role and therefore, help out with daily tasks.

    Freddie Mac2016-07-02
  10. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Finance Rotation Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freddie Mac

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, great work life balance, good benefits!

    Cons

    Little room for promotions or growth

    Freddie Mac2015-10-05
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