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    Great People, Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington Federal full-time (more than 5 years)


    Great people to work with. Feel like I'm part of a team with a shared vision for our division's success.


    The base-pay is quite low which makes it difficult to attract talented employees. I've seen many talented employees go to other financial institutions as soon as they had a grasp of banking concepts. I'm personally hoping that my loyalty will pay off in the longer term in the form of a salary that is commensurate with my experience/work ethic/attitude and that is comparable with the competition (really, really hoping...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and publish pay ranges for the various positions and tenures so that employees know what to expect. Take time to share why bonuses are inversely proportionate to the performance of the company (or perhaps set achievable goals so that bonus pay is a direct result of performance rather than the current system).

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Washington Federal Interviews

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Washington Federal in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I heard of the opening through the employment office who gave me the email address to send in my cover letter and resume. I received a call from the HR person a couple of days later and had an impromptu phone interview. She forwarded my information to the branch manager who called me a few days later for an in-person interview. The interview was about an hour and a half long and pretty relaxed. I heard back from the HR person who then told me that I had been selected to do a background check, credit check, drug test, and that she would be reaching out to my references. That took maybe another week and then I was given the official offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked questions about my desire to grow within the company.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The HR person told me the salary in the initial phone interview.
    Accepted Offer
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Additional Info

Website www.washingtonfederal.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1917
Type Company - Public (WAFD)
Industry Finance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Washington Federal is one of America’s strongest financial institutions, with the 7th highest capital ratio among the nation’s largest 100 publicly-traded banks. We’re the largest national bank headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, with over 1,900 employees, 252 branches and $14.8 billion in assets across 8 states. Our corporate office is located in downtown Seattle just a few blocks from the Pike Place Market. We’re a full-service bank focused on keeping things simple. We operate three primary lines of business: retail banking, business banking and commercial real... More

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