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Freddie Mac Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Freddie Mac job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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If hired to this role here at Freddie Mac, what do you see as one initial hurdle you will have to overcome in your first weeks on the job?

"Having put a lot of thought into this even before submitting my resume for this position, I realize that my greatest hurdle would be making the leap to a different industry. My five years of experience out of college have been focused on trust administration and estate planning services. Still, I feel that I've built a solid knowledge base to transition into a role focused on mortgage financing here at Freddie Mac. If given the opportunity to join your team, my initial focus would be to jump right into learning all I can about this niche."

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31 Freddie Mac Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our Freddie Mac interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 12 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our answers.

  • Adaptability

    1. If hired to this role here at Freddie Mac, what do you see as one initial hurdle you will have to overcome in your first weeks on the job?

  • Adaptability

    2. If hired to this role here at Freddie Mac, what do you see as one initial hurdle you will have to overcome in your first weeks on the job?

  • Adaptability

    3. How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team at Freddie Mac?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    4. Do you have any questions for me?

  • Behavioral

    5. This position at Freddie Mac has generated a lot of interest from applicants. What do you feel is the one quality that sets you apart from others we are speaking with about this position?

  • Behavioral

    6. Discuss how you approach explaining complex ideas in simple terms.

  • Behavioral

    7. Tell me about a time when your listening skills helped you solve a problem.

  • Behavioral

    8. At Freddie Mac, our team members often have to work under a tight deadline. Talk about a time you had to work under a tight deadline in the past. How did you handle that situation and what made it a success?

  • Behavioral

    9. The day-to-day life at Freddie Mac can be hectic and stressful at times. If hired for this role, how would you keep yourself motivated when working with stressed colleagues and pushy clients?

  • Career Goals

    10. How have you worked to develop yourself professionally throughout your career?

  • Communication

    11. At Freddie Mac, you may be asked to give presentations and updates to various teams, clients, or other stakeholders. What experience do you have presenting in front of an audience?

  • Compatibility

    12. We are looking for the most motivated individuals to join the team here at Freddie Mac. Where would you like your career to take you in the next five to ten years?

  • Compatibility

    13. A key part of our mission at Freddie Mac is making homeownership accessible to more people, especially low-to-moderate income individuals. Do you have past experience working with or advocating for low-income or underserved populations?

  • Compatibility

    14. What is the most attractive thing in your eyes about this role with Freddie Mac?

  • Competency

    15. Tell me about a time where you had to analyze information in order to make a recommendation.

  • Competency

    16. How do you stay on top of new trends in the housing industry?

  • Competency

    17. What experience do you have working in the mortgage market?

  • Competency

    18. What are the top 3 skills you have acquired in your last role?

  • Customer Service

    19. Give an example of a time that you had to resolve a difficult situation with a client or customer. What were the keys to coming to a successful solution?

  • Customer Service

    20. If you were having an interaction with a client here at Freddie Mac, and you weren't able to answer their question or solve their problem on your own, how would you handle that situation?

  • Customer Service

    21. The clients of a financial firm like Freddie Mac can display a range of emotions when they work with our client services team. How would you handle a situation where a client was very angry?

  • Direct

    22. Tell me what you know about Freddie Mac.

  • Discovery

    23. If hired for this role at Freddie Mac, I want to be sure that I'm hiring a motivated individual. What motivates you in your daily work and your career?

  • Leadership

    24. Here at Freddie Mac, we are expecting someone with strong leadership skills to take on this role. How would you describe your management style?

  • Problem Solving

    25. Give me an example of a time that you had to solve a problem without having all of the necessary information at hand to do so. How did you handle that situation?

  • Problem Solving

    26. How many boxes of macaroni and cheese were eaten in the United States last year?

  • Salary

    27. What are your salary expectations?

  • Stress

    28. What kind events cause you the most stress on the job, and how do you handle that stress?

  • Teamwork

    29. We pride ourselves on our interdepartmental teamwork here at Freddie Mac. If hired for this role, what kind of team player could we expect you to be?

  • Teamwork

    30. Talk to me about a challenging situation you had to handle on the job that involved another colleague. How did you handle that situation?

  • Technical

    31. What experience do you have working with mortgage-backed securities?