Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
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Pros
  • Great people, true team environment, challenging work, fair compensation, perfect work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • They offered great benefits and good supports for the families of employees (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management was a mixed bag; lack of accountability at the highest levels (in 35 reviews)

  • Too many changes in upper management that disrupted the lower ranks - on a regular basis (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Great Company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    The company was fair. It had great benefits and recognition program that made the employees feel valued.

    Cons

    The management could have been a little clear on the direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees stay well informed in your direction

  2. Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There was great life work balance

    Cons

    The purchasing of wamu by chase

  3. Dysfunctional company, no longer around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Since the level of performance was low, gave plenty of experience improving processes.

    Cons

    Low growth opportunity, little trust of management, very poor salary practices for long time employees, impossible to adjust salaries of loyal employees when new employees in the same position were hired on at 25% or more higher salaries.

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  5. Worked in finance.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    Worked with some very smart and talented people.

    Cons

    The environment was passive aggressive at times.

  6. Amazing Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bank Manager was awesome, understanding, communicative.

    Cons

    i can't think of one con. was a great place.

  7. The days went fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very busy all the time

    Cons

    Very political with regional office

    Advice to Management

    More time off

  8. Company

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    Former Employee - Closing in Bethel Park, PA
    Former Employee - Closing in Bethel Park, PA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All in all it's a good place to work.

    Cons

    I liked it there, so I really have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    none

  9. Excellent Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President/Manager of Organizational Excellence in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President/Manager of Organizational Excellence in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, true team environment, challenging work, fair compensation, perfect work/life balance. Lots of opportunity with the ability and encouragement to "train up".

    Cons

    I, personally, saw no down side. Without a doubt the best place I have ever worked. Unfortunately, they were victim of the economic collapse between 2007 and 2010, otherwise I'd still be there!

    Advice to Management

    Great Management. Knowledgeable, open and engaged.

  10. Employees were rewarded for good performance. Nice to be appreciated by the company you work for,

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    Former Employee - Back Office Administrative in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Back Office Administrative in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, good people and company support.

    Cons

    Too much risk in the subprime lending

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  11. You will love it if you like to sing Kumbaya

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work life balance. Great comp and benefits. Really caring organization.

    Cons

    Bad subprime loan strategy, chase leadership,

    Advice to Management

    Don't conduct a business practice or offer a product which you would not buy yourself

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