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The "Longevity Penalty" is in full effect at WaMu!

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

ProsThe benefits aren't too bad and are in line with what I'm looking for.

ConsThe pay isn't great once you've been with the company for more than six months. The only way to be compensated fairly is to leave the company and then come back at what they would pay people coming from the outside. It's called the "longevity penalty"...

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job at mitigating risks! Realized the type of talent you have here within the company and work with HR to find ways to reward that talent and loyalty instead of always looking to bring people in from the outside and pay them better. Make it more equitable accross the board.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good times gone, target rich environment for new blood

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Washington Mutual

    Pros: Base compensation is above the local market, although benefits lag behind other local companies. The influx of East Cost management over the past few years… Cons: The company is in downsizing mode at present, so there is a greater and greater workload on fewer and fewer people. The overall morale is… Advice to Senior Management: Stop listening to what your directs are telling you. Get out there among the rank and file for a change. Get out there on the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Weigh out your pros and cons before working for WaMu

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Napa, CA

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros: The locations of branches are nice. They are working on… Cons: The pressure to push products on customers that are not… Advice to Senior Management: Please do a more comprehensive training on managers, especially interpersonal… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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