Washington Mutual

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Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Seattle, WA

I worked at Washington Mutual

Pros

Like most companies, there are good managers and bad managers and WaMu was no different. I was fortunate to work for good managers -- people who cared about doing a good job and doing the right things. I had several great opportunities while I was there for promotion and recognition.

Cons

Response time from senior management was slow and indirect. When we could have and should have been dealing with customer and employee fears and concerns, you could hear crickets from the upper floors. It was a shame...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Surround yourself with people who know how to deal with a crisis and can do it quickly - while at the same time not upsetting the regulators.

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    Too bad it went under

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    The Pay and benefits were good....The co-workers were friendly. IT support was good. It was a nice work environment until the the financial crisis hit.

    Cons

    Poor risk managment at the top. Over the top salaries at the top. The blackberry extends the work day. Should of focused on their core products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't have a job anymore so I don't see why this would matter that much...Hope you have found a job.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Smart people, highly structured place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Management Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Management Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, Professionalism of co-workers was outstanding, Lots of opportunity for visibility and opportunities to work with executives, Good Community support

    Cons

    Being in the finance industry at this time is very difficult. WaMu is being held up as a "how not to do business".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite everything that has happened at WaMu, there were some highly capable, inelligent people who worked there who did everything in their power to make the customer happy. It is a shame that it will be remembered otherwise.

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