Washington Mutual

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Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated 1 November 2014
Updated 1 November 2014
353 Reviews
4.0
353 Reviews
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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, true team environment, challenging work, fair compensation, perfect work/life balance (in 41 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 loved the job, but it ended when the company sold to Chase.

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Banking in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Mortgage Banking in Irving, TX (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  2.  

    Overall , it was a good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Default Collections Specialist in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Default Collections Specialist in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    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
  3.  

    Excellent work environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offered a variety of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn and develop

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

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    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
  6.  

    Bad company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A Very poor managed company

  7.  

    Trader

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

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  8.  

    fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington Mutual

    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.  

    Amazing family like environment until its demise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    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
  10.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    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
  11.  

    Washington Mutual was a great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Finance in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Finance in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Washington 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.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees before the press

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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