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Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Washington Mutual

Pros

My qualifications closely matched the job description, so the interview was easy. Though people who hired me moved to different jobs in the next 6 months, the job has proven very interesting and exectly matched the description

Cons

There is no WaMu any more. JP Morgan Chase did not want to use the WaMu talent, so we all were let go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

there was no leadership, otherwise the WaMu would not end up being destroyed. Hopefully it will be a good example for other companies.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    no wonder it went under - senior mgmt was overly impressed with themselves

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    Former Employee - Information Security Technologist  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Information Security Technologist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    large, easy to hide and do nothing - paid large salaries to senior techs and managers - no formal performance review process

    Cons

    no advancement - incredible lack of technical innovation - large company so management loved to assume a "bully" attitude toward employees, partners, vendors - complete strategy, architecture and management by "PowerPoint". never saw formal documentation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doesn't really matter at this point - company drove itself in to the ground and threw out the employees like garbage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good work environment, too bad it all went away

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

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    fair pay and benefits, I felt that there was opportunity to move around the organization up or sidways, good work/life balance, met more good people than bad

    Cons

    need i say portfolio management?; there was a committee for everything, which allowed process to get in the way of needed changes/upgrades/etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at least made us believe, for the most part, that we mattered, but the the funny thing is that the retail business seemed to be well run and controlled, but that the same discipline didn't seem to exist in the other half of the business for whatever reason.

    Recommends
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