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It's a job, not a career

Personal Banker (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

ProsDespite 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.

ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementA 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was good while it lasted

    QA Analyst (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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


    Pros: It was a nice work environment, coworkers were great. Cons: too much red tape and hard to get point across Advice to Senior Management: listen more to your reports. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Lack of Leadership at all levels.

    Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: Generally a fair working environment. Cons: Lack of integrity at the leadership levels. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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