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Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
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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
  • poor business practices that led to company being seized by the FDIC (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Licensed representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Personal Banker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensed Personal Banker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work for.

    Cons

    None, except out of business

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Ops sup"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, great training.

    Cons

    They would make you work without pay.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Underwriter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Mutual (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work. Growth opportunity. Team work.

    Cons

    Strict deadlines high pressure. De adding management.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for the future of your employees


  4. "WaMu"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    was seized by the FDIC


  5. "Organized"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual (More than a year)

    Pros

    Organized, mgmt approachable, creative sales.

    Cons

    Competitive, subprime lending downfall for the company.


  6. "Best Place Ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, good pay, and great benefits

    Cons

    management by committee lead to bad decisions


  7. "Bank Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shorewood, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shorewood, IL

    I worked at Washington Mutual (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment; Great incentive structure. Great people. Great culture.

    Cons

    They are no longer around.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time machine back to 2007.

  8. "Online banking Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Mutual (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and amazing people

    Cons

    its gone and that is sad

    Advice to Management

    wish they wouldn't have lost it al


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Desktop Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    culture, people, benefits, latitude to move in the company

    Cons

    upper management, slow on making decisions


  10. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Great people. Well-loved place to work.

    Cons

    Overall, all things considered, no cons.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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