Washington Mutual Reviews

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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
James Dimon
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    Employees were rewarded for good performance. Nice to be appreciated by the company you work for,

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    Former Employee - Back Office Administrative in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Back Office Administrative in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good people and company support.

    Cons

    Too much risk in the subprime lending

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Washington Mutual Interviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer

Washington Mutual Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity, Hispanic Enterprise, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
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Website www.wamu.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By J.P. Morgan
Founded 1889
Type Company - Public
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Washington Mutual (WaMu) offers consumer and commercial banking services through about 2,200 bank branches in the West, New York, Connecticut, and major US metropolitan areas. Once one of the largest originators and servicers of residential mortgages in the country, WaMu was brought low by its mortgage operations. The bank exited the subprime business after the 2007 housing bust and subsequent epidemic of loan defaults, but it was too late. In the largest bank collapse in US history, WaMu failed in 2008 and was acquired by JPMorgan Chase for $1.9 billion. When federal... More

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