Washington Mutual

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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.1 342 reviews

39% Approve of the CEO

Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon

James Dimon

(33 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, employees treated fairly, good company values, nice culture(in 39 reviews)

  • They offered great benefits and good supports for the families of employees(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management was a mixed bag; lack of accountability at the highest levels(in 35 reviews)

  • Too many changes in upper management that disrupted the lower ranks - on a regular basis(in 15 reviews)

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    Bad company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsA Very poor managed company

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    Overall , it was a good experience

    Default Collections Specialist (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL (US)

    ProsI like the work hours, the training, and the team of people I worked with (both employee and management).

    ConsPart of my job was to collect from people that were going through some major hardships, i.e. loss of home , loss of a love one, and/or personal despair. That made it difficult to process my job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent work environment!

    Senior Business Data Analyst (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsThe company offered a variety of advancement opportunities.

    ConsNo cons come to mind.

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    Great place to learn and develop

    Accountant (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsGood bonuses
    Good compensation
    Sense of community

    ConsThe mortgage meltdown closed the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should have taken more care with mortgages. Chase is not the same as wamu.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosdiverse environment with plenty of opportunities to move around. Great facilities and comparatively nice work environment

    Consthe company no longer exists. CEO's toupee not as awesome as The Don's. Although close second

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    Trader

    Trader (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsHighly motivated people, a lot of fun, and big salaries and great benefits. Flexibility to work at home. Nice cafe inside. Work hard and play hard environment.

    ConsAfter becoming acquired by JP Morgan everybody pretty much lost their jobs which is a huge bummer!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain employees who can contribute to the greater organiztion

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing family like environment until its demise

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, excellent location, inspirational leaders (like Deanna Oppenheimer)

    ConsWhen Deanna O left for Barclay's, it seemed like the heart of WaMu went with her.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWish the company was still around

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat working conditions and people

    Conshiring steve rotella going for the easy dollar did them in

    Advice to Senior Managementstick to what made you what you are and don't try too hard to be one of the big guys

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    Washington Mutual was a great company to work for

    Senior Manager - Finance (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsWashington Mutual was a great place to work at. There was a great worklife balance most of the time, centrally located in Seattle, executive management who cared about the community and community funcations.

    ConsLack of communication with employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with your employees before the press

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    First Vice President (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsExcellent attention to employees and customers.

    ConsUnable to manage their business risks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't come back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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