Washington Mutual

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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
    Disapproves of CEO
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    heavy analytics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    Great location to work in downtown Financial district. 15 days vacation days and full benefits.
    health, dental, vision plan. great people to work with

    Cons

    Some managers don't encourage learning and have a sink or swim attitude.
    Small cubicles. no cafeteria, managers didn't trust you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't do subprime lending. the credit industry will collapse. watch out for the new legistlatrion regarding change in terms. make it so

    No opinion of CEO
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