Freddie Mac Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
126 Interview Reviews

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with multiple people in the same day. I interviewed first with some now co-workers, I interviewed with the director and then senior director. After the interviews they all got together and collectively decided I was the person for the position based on my management experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Back and forth on current salary and percentage of increase
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Internal Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    Applied online via Freddie Mac website. I got a reply from a recruiter 2 weeks later. She scheduled me for a phone interview - mostly behavioral questions. Invited to the headquarter, i had interviews with 3 groups within the team. Behavioral & fit questions as well. It's been a week, no reply yet. But based on past comments, that's likely a no.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Economist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    After a couple of phone interviews, on-site one day interviews with almost all the members of the department. They usually ask applicants with PhD to give a presentation and everybody in the department attends.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Rotation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview followed by interviews at Freddie. I had 3 interviews at Freddie which had mostly typical behavioral questions. One of the interviewers was technical and questions were tougher. Make sure you know what the actual rotations are in financial rotation programs, whether at Freddie or another company. Usually not a lot of finance the way you learn about it in college. It’s more so accounting and financial analytics (volume increased in this x type of asset because there was more demand from z type of investors). Excel, VBA, SQL and/SAS skills are extremely useful. Best way to add value as an analyst.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of option does a mortgage have?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was reasonable and typical. The position was never defined properly, and I spent most of my time at FM trying to drum-up work. Part of the problem may have been that a project I was hired to support was cancelled almost immediately after I was hired.

    Negotiation Details
    Not too bad. I got more than money than I perhaps thought I would get. The position description was vague from the beginning, and after I started I realized FM didn't really know what I was supposed to be doing either. Not a particularly auspicious start (or finish).
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Multi-Family Underwriting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters worked fast and efficiently to schedule my interview. The company also paid for my Amtrak ticket from San Diego to their LA office. They got back to me the next week as to whether I got the position or not. Everyone I interacted with was very nice and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't get asked any specific questions. They just described the position to me and asked if I would be okay with the job duties.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Management Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring is mostly by applying for jobs via the online portal. There is a campus recruitment for college hire that is a 2 year rotational program. The hiring for International candidates is more cumbersome due to the visa considerations.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to shift from one group to another.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Freddie Mac in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter a couple of days later (beginning of the week). He wanted my availability for a phone interview that week. I immediately provided my availability. Friday came and went, but I hadn't heard back.

    I emailed the recruiter to see if they were still interested in speaking to me. He said yes and to provide availability for the following week. Got the interview set up.

    Spoke to 2 individuals that are peers to this position. Basic interview about my background and my experience. They did ask if I had experience in a particular area, that was not mentioned anywhere in my resume.

    Contacted the recruiter after the interview (as requested by him) and left a VM. It's been over a month and I haven't heard anything, so I guess I'm out of the running. Would have expected a "thanks but no thanks" email.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Freddie Mac in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Generally a quick proces. Submissions through on-line process. Submission was through the HR department. Was a positive experience. HR was very responsive and the in person interviews were pleasant. Interviews were with a wide range of staff. Range went from co-worker to head of department.

    Interview Questions
    • Qustion regarding the Company's status in conservatorship.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    limited feedback. Asked what salary range looking for and they worked to match it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Freddie Mac.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was quick. The HR person coordinated scheduling for an in person interview with the hiring manager and a team member. The interviews were conducted professionally with questions focused on the technical requirements of the job. Overall, the hiring and interview process was quick and pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • The difficult questions were regarding the technical requirements of the job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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