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Washington Federal Overview

Seattle, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
1917
Company - Public (WAFD)
Banks & Credit Unions
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Washington Federal is one of America’s strongest financial institutions, with the 7th highest capital ratio among the nation’s largest 100 publicly-traded banks. We’re the largest national bank headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, with over ... Read more

Mission: Washington Federal Believes that banking is more than a series of financial transactions. It is a commitment to building relationships both with clients and the community at large.

Each and every banking transaction holds a deeper meaning - whether ... Read more

Washington Federal Reviews

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    I have been working at Washington Federal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    generally a great place to work. good benefit package.

    Cons

    Compensation. I love what I do, and the people I work with. I'm sad to say that the single reason I have considered employment elsewhere is compensation. I have been here nearly 2 years and have received one very small raise. While I am not in an entry level job here, I could easily work an entry level job for more pay elsewhere. I have even considered a second job to supplement my pay. The bonus is nice semi-annually, but doesn't pay my rent month to month. I'm a young person trying to get ahead in life and WaFed's pay structure in relation to skill level is not promoting that in the least.

    Advice to Management

    Please, if you want to keep employees who truly care about Washington Federal, and love what they do here, pay us. I would love nothing more than to retire from WaFed decades from now. My skills, commitment to this company, and passion for what I do are not being recognized in the way of compensation.

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Washington Federal Photos

Washington Federal photo of: Our 100 Year Ballard Block Party!
Washington Federal photo of: 100 Year Celebration
Washington Federal photo of: Our CEO and Director of Marketing ready to throw out the first pitch for the Seattle Mariners!
Washington Federal photo of: 100 Year Celebration
Washington Federal photo of: Congratulations to Larry Nelson, the winner of WAFD's 100 Foot Banker's Dash! Everett Boys and Girls Club of America, here's $1000 from Larry for the great work that you do!
Washington Federal photo of: Summer Rooftop BBQs at Corporate!
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Washington Federal Interviews

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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Washington Federal.

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    They sit you down and ask you questions according to the job. The managers also want to get to know you, so do not be afraid to speak. When I was interviewed, it was more of a formal introduction; since I had transferred from a former WaFd, which also was a former BOA.

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Washington Federal Awards & Accolades

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017

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