Washington Mutual
3.1 of 5 337 reviews
www.wamu.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Great bank and opportunity, depending on your position

Recruiting Assistant (Current Employee)
Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at Washington Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFocus 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

ConsPerformance 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A rewarding experience

Senior Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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


Pros: Career development Training opportunities Fair Recognition and Rewards Cons: Once you are good in a field they were not encouraging or… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Teller (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Washington Mutual full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: I managed to get along with my bosses and my coworkers.… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Get your employees some chairs!! And put them behind a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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