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Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Excellent work environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offered a variety of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

  2. Great place to learn and develop

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

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonuses
    Good compensation
    Sense of community

    Cons

    The mortgage meltdown closed the company

    Advice to Management

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

  3. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Retain employees who can contribute to the greater organiztion

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  5. 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

  6. Amazing family like environment until its demise

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

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Wish the company was still around

  7. Fun while it lasted

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

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great working conditions and people

    Cons

    hiring steve rotella going for the easy dollar did them in

    Advice to Management

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

  8. Washington Mutual was a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Communicate with your employees before the press

  9. Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Vice President in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - First Vice President in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent attention to employees and customers.

    Cons

    Unable to manage their business risks.

    Advice to Management

    Don't come back.

  10. Great branch structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Financial Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Financial Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incentive is great in company

    Cons

    Low starting base salary. Could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Chase.....

  11. Culturally, one of the better ones

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities, culture, people. Major bank that was expanding rapidly and creating many job opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many changes in upper management that disrupted the lower ranks - on a regular basis.

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