Washington Mutual
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www.wamu.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 17, 2014

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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon

James Dimon

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

Risk Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsTeam 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.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experience

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsThe 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider not selling out.

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Great company

Funder (Current Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Washington Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent 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.

ConsSad 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Loved the Culture

Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsWashington 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!

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

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Excellent work environment!

Senior Business Data Analyst (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsThe company offered a variety of advancement opportunities.

ConsNo cons come to mind.

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Great place to learn and develop

Accountant (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsGood bonuses
Good compensation
Sense of community

ConsThe mortgage meltdown closed the company

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should have taken more care with mortgages. Chase is not the same as wamu.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Trader (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsHighly motivated people, a lot of fun, and big salaries and great benefits. Flexibility to work at home. Nice cafe inside. Work hard and play hard environment.

ConsAfter becoming acquired by JP Morgan everybody pretty much lost their jobs which is a huge bummer!

Advice to Senior ManagementRetain employees who can contribute to the greater organiztion

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Washington Mutual was a great company to work for

Senior Manager - Finance (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Washington Mutual full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWashington Mutual was a great place to work at. There was a great worklife balance most of the time, centrally located in Seattle, executive management who cared about the community and community funcations.

ConsLack of communication with employees

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with your employees before the press

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for.

First Vice President (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsExcellent attention to employees and customers.

ConsUnable to manage their business risks.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't come back.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Culturally, one of the better ones

Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsOpportunities, culture, people. Major bank that was expanding rapidly and creating many job opportunities.

ConsToo many changes in upper management that disrupted the lower ranks - on a regular basis.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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