Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
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  1. Excellent Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  2. Review

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    close to home, liked co-workers

    Cons

    political, managers who climbed ladder but are not good leaders

  3. Job was satisfying.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provided autonomy to get things done. Collegial environment.

    Cons

    Executive management unwilling to make prudent decisions to save the organization.

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  5. Short, mostly sweet.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Local, professional, upward career opportunities.

    Cons

    Working at HQ (big). Oh, and it failed.

  6. Great learning experience

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

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

    Pros

    The people were great. The division was small so everyone had to wear many hats. Our division was acquired by a much larger finance group and our people were so much more efficient.

    Cons

    There existed some good ole boy network mentality. The old guard did not respect the abilities of the new people.

    Advice to Management

    Consider not selling out.

  7. Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team was great; still maintaining meaningful relationships years after the Chase takeover. Bonds were made during many long hours of shared project work. Compensation was good.

    Cons

    Very demanding schedule. Felt like much of the time we were racing against time. Thought we had made it through when things got pulled out from underneath us.

    Advice to Management

    Don't grow too fast and compromise values that made you beloved by your customers. Thanks for pushing me, though, to realize what I could do.

  8. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Funder in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Funder in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Washington Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues. We had a great time working together. The company was mostly respectful of employees during a very difficult time. Everyone always pulled together to make things work. Great culture of support, fun, and of course hard work.

    Cons

    Sad to see it end the way it did. I would have loved to have stayed on had it been possible. Working at Chase is just not the same. Much more corporate and less friendly. For that, I had to go.

  9. Loved the Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Washington Mutual is one of the best companies I've ever wroked for. The people were extremely nice and it was a fun place to work. I sure do miss the cafeteria!

    Cons

    One of the cons in working for the bank is the commute. I had a long commute into work.

  10. Excellent work environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offered a variety of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

  11. Great place to learn and develop

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonuses
    Good compensation
    Sense of community

    Cons

    The mortgage meltdown closed the company

    Advice to Management

    You should have taken more care with mortgages. Chase is not the same as wamu.

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