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"Washington Mutual"

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Former Employee - Teller in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Teller in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I managed to get along with my bosses and my coworkers. I did like the benefits and all the employee discounts available.

Cons

I hated the fact that as a teller you had to stand up. Our stations were setup like a cell phone store but worse because there was an area for the customers to look around on the screen as you processed their transactions. This was invasive and uncomfortable for the employee. Now that I think about it, this was dangerous given that anyone could come in and easily physically assault us since it was a bank after all. I felt like WAMU did not care about our safety. My legs would hurt after a long day of standing up.

Advice to Management

Get your employees some chairs!! And put them behind a bullet proof window please!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Washington Mutual

  1. "Great company that went under."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Visalia, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Visalia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation compared to larger banks.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it went under however was saved by JP Morgan Chase.


  2. "It's about leadership"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The vision was exciting at first and I was proud to be a part of WaMu. I was able to do some of my best work, with some very creative and bright people.

    Cons

    Leadership--and by that I mean the C suite--got caught up in ego gratification and hubris. For the three to four years before the company went under it was all about the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your mistakes and surround yourself with people who tell you the truth ... and then resist the urge to run them off if you don't like what you're hearing.

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