Washington Mutual

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Working with other systems in the bank.

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Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Technical Specialist II in Seattle, WA

I worked at Washington Mutual

Pros

Great support to get the job done. Direct managers were awesome always felt like they were looking out for me and my team. Helped me grow personally.

Cons

Slow moving train, the bank was notorious for dragging it's feet on the latest technologies. Probably a just all the regulatory rules we had to go through to migrate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Well since there is no managment left and JP Morgan chase has taken over I guess there isn't much left to give advice about.

Recommends
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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    Easy if you have right credentials

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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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