Washington Mutual

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It was a great experience while it lasted.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

I truly enjoyed my time at WaMu. I loved my team and the people I worked with, learned a lot, was challenged by the work I did and liked the company's culture.

Cons

Getting shut down by the FDIC and being devoured by JPMorgan was kind of a downer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ignoring risk and lending out to anybody regardless of whether they can repay the loan isn't really a good business model.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    It's a job, not a career

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Despite some interesting growth opportunities, I'd call it a job and not a career. Decent pay, high turnover. Upper movement determined on office politics rather than merit. But I suppose that's true at many places.

    Cons

    Upper management pushes some questionable growth numbers. Is it possible for a small branch to open 100+ new accounts in a month? Definitely. Are those accounts really needed and necessary in a small community? Probably not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A mission statement should be a mission statement, not a PR device to brainwash employees and consumers alike into thinking poor money management, big fees, and behavior inconsistent with said mission statement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lack of Leadership at all levels.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generally a fair working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of integrity at the leadership levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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