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Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated February 3, 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)

  • The work environment was pleasant (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management, slow on making decisions (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Ops sup"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  2. "Underwriter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "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


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  5. "Organized"

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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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There was great life work balance

    Cons

    The purchasing of wamu by chase



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