Washington Mutual Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Desktop Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Washington Mutual.

    Interview

    It was a panel interview style, with higher manager, manager, and another tech. Each person asked a question from a list of questions. It was your typical interview panel process.

    Interview Questions

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Seven interviews over the course of one day. Met with hiring manager and various team members and head of group. They did not provide lunch. They did not try to trick you with trick questions. They asked questions that were relevant to the position.

    Interview Questions

    • I was given a quant quiz covering aspects of simulation. I was asked about software I had used in the past.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Got an email back from Northwestern one week after applying. Went to the downtown office for an in person interview (behavioral).

    Interview Questions

    • It's the typical behavioral interview eg. describe a situation where you had to show leadership and how you achieved it.   Answer Question
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    Computer Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Washington Mutual (Orange, CA).

    Interview

    Really easy interview. More like an orientation / background of the company. It seemed like they already decided to hire me even before I stepped into the building.

    Interview Questions

    • None that I can remember. Not a lot of questions were asked.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It wasn't difficult. They didn't low ball me and I wasn't greedy. We pretty much agreed on a salary immediately.

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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Washington Mutual.

    Interview

    Easy as pie. The recruiter found me resume on Monster. He gave me a call for a brief screening. A couple days latter had an in person interview with the hiring manger and to future coworkers. Days late I was offered and expected the job and began days later (was unemployed at the time).

    Interview Questions

    • Can remember as it was years ago, but do remember one. Preference: UNIX or Windows? I said UNIX, guess that was the right answer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Straight forward. Salary offered was higher than target salary.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Washington Mutual (Newport Beach, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through university website. received a call back very promptly. went in for an interview. the entire process was 1 hour, mostly filled with "fit" questions about personality, goals, etc. Nothing complicated. Asked to make a 5min power point presentation due upon my 2nd interview which they scheduled then an there.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Washington Mutual (Washington, DC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty informal. They just basically want to see if you are well spoken and if you are sociable. At the end of the day, you are the one who controls your own destiny in the job. They are not investing that much money into you, as the base salary is quite low and it is you who controls your own destiny in the job. They did ask very cliche and traditional questions such as what I thought "my greatest weakness" was. Unfortunately, I also think they are wondering if you have access to people with money (or at least people with earning potential.)

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    Reasons for Declining

    I am not interested in Sales.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Washington Mutual (Seattle, WA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    No interview. Contract to hire position through staffing agency. Took test for Office applications aptitude. Proved self during 3 month work period before being hired on as a direct hire.

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    Assistant Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Washington Mutual (Seattle, WA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    This was a very basic interview based upon experience and behavioral questions. Tell me about yourself, your experience relavant to the job, etc. Then, it progressed to questions like, tell me a time when you... or, what do you think of the statement, " the customer is always right.'

    The recruiter attempted to 'befriend" me by offering personal information I believe in an attempt to catch me off guard. I maintained my professionalism and didn't allow her to lure me into this.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me why you are interested in this position?   Answer Question
    • Describe a difficult situation in your previous position and what you did to resolve it?   Answer Question
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Washington Mutual (Miami, FL) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I applied for the job on monster. A day later I received a phone call for a phone interview. I was then offered a one to one interview the next day to answer the basic interview questions (ie; why should i hire you, tell me about a time..., etc...). I was brought back immediately the next day to take a personality test while they ran a backround check on me. Went through salary negotiations 4 days later and decided it was not for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Your not exactly what we are looking for. you seem to not be aggressive enough to stand out amongst our many employees.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I did not like the hours that made up the salary. while the bonuses and incentives did not seem to be any motivation.

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