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Great bank and opportunity, depending on your position

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Recruiting Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA
Current Employee - Recruiting Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at Washington Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Focus on work-life balance
Young company, with most employees in the 18-45 age range
Good benefits
Frequent 1:1 meetings with management
Lots of communication

Cons

Performance reviews and expectations not in line with those advertized.
Performance reviews were changed so that the vast majority of employees received a "3" out of 5, which meant doing your job well, but not enough for even a cost of living raise.
Salaries for employees varied widely and sometimes had jumps of up to 50% of base salaries.
Salaries are not in line with corporate standards for areas with higher cost of living.
Frequent micromanagement
No margin for any error, which was, of course impossible, even 97% was not good enough.

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  1. Washington Mutual

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Teller in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teller in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I managed to get along with my bosses and my coworkers. I did like the benefits and all the employee discounts available.

    Cons

    I hated the fact that as a teller you had to stand up. Our stations were setup like a cell phone store but worse because there was an area for the customers to look around on the screen as you processed their transactions. This was invasive and uncomfortable for the employee. Now that I think about it, this was dangerous given that anyone could come in and easily physically assault us since it was a bank after all. I felt like WAMU did not care about our safety. My legs would hurt after a long day of standing up.

    Advice to Management

    Get your employees some chairs!! And put them behind a bullet proof window please!!!

  2. Great company that went under.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Visalia, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Visalia, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation compared to larger banks.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it went under however was saved by JP Morgan Chase.

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