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Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
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135 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • It had great benefits and recognition program that made the employees feel valued (in 17 reviews)

  • Stimulating environment, good pay, and great benefits (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad industry coupled with bad decisions at the senior level have impacted stock and goodwill among customers and employees (in 6 reviews)

  • Competitive, subprime lending downfall for the company (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Team Lead in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved location, people, and employ incentives

    Cons

    frustrated by some of the types of people they hired

    Advice to Management

    having personal skills, not just technical skills, matter


  2. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, coworkers always willing to help

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Everything was good and professional.


  3. "its cool"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Mutual (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was fast past that made time go quickly.
    good pay
    staff was nice
    good incentivies

    Cons

    i didnt have any cons on this psrition everything was was nice and ran smoothly

    Advice to Management

    i dont have any advice to management, they seemed knowledgeable and very helpful, but they would give you space to figure things out


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  5. "HR Business Partner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional, up and coming on the frontier of technology and HR practices. Strong operation for most part across the company with enterprise-wide support of employees. Excellent benefits and resources. Much to learn from good talent that kept employees reaching to be best with pay for performance philosophy.

    Cons

    As any large organization, much bureaucracy and can be a tough environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with employees as to all company wide info and news occurring.


  6. "Data Center Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at this company due to the company culture. The company had great benefits and incentives for employee retention.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company was seized by the government and sold to JP Morgan Chase. This led to stocks reaching zero value due to the government intervention


  7. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Vernon Hills, IL

    Pros

    I worked here in 2003. I loved the benefits and company spirit.

    Cons

    The only con was my department closed because it moved out of state


  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Mutual (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company. When JP Morgan took over, the benefits were even better. It was easy to get more education and raises were fair.

    Cons

    Moving around the company was very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you here


  9. "First Vice President Markeitng"

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    Former Employee - First Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - First Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture. Growth culture. Supportive executive management in the Mortgage Division.

    Cons

    Many mergers and reorganizations made it challenging to motivate people and keep everyone going all of the time.


  10. "Company"

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    Former Employee - Closing in Bethel Park, PA
    Former Employee - Closing in Bethel Park, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All in all it's a good place to work.

    Cons

    I liked it there, so I really have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Employees were rewarded for good performance. Nice to be appreciated by the company you work for,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Back Office Administrative in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Back Office Administrative in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good people and company support.

    Cons

    Too much risk in the subprime lending

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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