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"Good place to work"

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Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Seattle, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Like most companies, there are good managers and bad managers and WaMu was no different. I was fortunate to work for good managers -- people who cared about doing a good job and doing the right things. I had several great opportunities while I was there for promotion and recognition.

Cons

Response time from senior management was slow and indirect. When we could have and should have been dealing with customer and employee fears and concerns, you could hear crickets from the upper floors. It was a shame...

Advice to Management

Surround yourself with people who know how to deal with a crisis and can do it quickly - while at the same time not upsetting the regulators.

Other Employee Reviews for Washington Mutual

  1. "IT department at WaMu"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, corporate culture was superior, a willingness to train employess, co workers were very competant, knowledgeable and easy to get along with

    Cons

    corporate leadership was not looking at the big picture or focussed on the needs of the employees. When the company went down employees were left holding the bag

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed, company does not exist any longer as an entity. It is now a part of Chase Bank


  2. "Too bad it went under"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Pay and benefits were good....The co-workers were friendly. IT support was good. It was a nice work environment until the the financial crisis hit.

    Cons

    Poor risk managment at the top. Over the top salaries at the top. The blackberry extends the work day. Should of focused on their core products.

    Advice to Management

    You don't have a job anymore so I don't see why this would matter that much...Hope you have found a job.

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