Washington Mutual

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Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated 31 July 2014
Updated 31 July 2014
344 Reviews

4.0
344 Reviews
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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
James Dimon
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    i was a fan...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They offered great benefits and good supports for the families of employees. They offered great benefits and good supports for the families of employees.

    Cons

    They went down the tubes. Hard. Their sales training for lower level employees could have been greatly improved, so they lost a significant significant potential for growth, incentive, and income.

  2.  

    I loved the job, but it ended when the company sold to Chase.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mortgage Banking  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Mortgage Banking in Irving, TX (US)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, excellent work environment.

    Cons

    None, except they do not exists anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A. Washington Mutual does not exist anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall , it was a good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Default Collections Specialist  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Default Collections Specialist in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Part 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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent work environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    The company offered a variety of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn and develop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Good bonuses
    Good compensation
    Sense of community

    Cons

    The mortgage meltdown closed the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have taken more care with mortgages. Chase is not the same as wamu.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Bad company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A Very poor managed company

  8.  

    fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  9.  

    Trader

    Former Employee - Trader  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Trader in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Highly 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employees who can contribute to the greater organiztion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing family like environment until its demise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish the company was still around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great working conditions and people

    Cons

    hiring steve rotella going for the easy dollar did them in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO

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