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    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 Management

    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).

Washington Federal Interviews

Updated Mar 16, 2015

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    Branch Manager Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Washington Federal (Seattle, WA) in October 2014.


    it was too easy, more like talking me into the job. the recruiter went through the benefit, 401K, then told me about the staff at the branch. I was disappointed that the manager is the banker too. It makes it cheaper, but this bank is different. They don't run like the other banks I have worked at. Salaries start low, but I was told I could get a big increase to bring me back to what I was currently making if I did well. Can't say that is true as I did not end up taking the position.

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    • they really didn't ask anything, just maybe tell me about ;yourself, no questions after that.   1 Answer

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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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