Washington Mutual

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Updated Jul 22, 2014

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3.1 343 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Loved Wamu

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate culture
    Advancement Opportunity
    People you work with are awesome
    Value placed on employees

    ConsMany people moved thousands of miles and the center was closed down shortly after.
    Wrong people stayed in leadership for too long

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees and don't ask them to move

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Lot of growth opportunity

    Business Banking Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsThey were growing extensively, lot of new product and new market. Employees were recognized for their performance and hard work.

    ConsSometimes there was too much red tape to get things done. There could have been more training in some areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company was bought by Chase and they have changed how the products are offered to different markets, and even the look of the financial centers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Wonderful while it lasted.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood upward mobility, above average compensation, professional yet fun environment. Washington Mutual was a company that respected and rewarded the work of its employees.

    ConsEmphasis on diversity sometimes seemed to trump professional qualifications. The company was a bit to political polar for my taste. And it was apparently too appetizing for Jamie Dimon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't trust the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, FDIC, or Office of Thrift Supervision. This was a good company and a lot of good people lost their shirts. Obviously, some closed-door meetings and palm greasing led to the fire sale for pennies on the dollar.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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