Washington Mutual

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Washington Mutual Reviews

Updated 30 December 2014
Updated 30 December 2014
355 Reviews
4.0
355 Reviews
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Washington Mutual Chairman & CEO JP Morgan Chase James Dimon
James Dimon
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, true team environment, challenging work, fair compensation, perfect work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • They offered great benefits and good supports for the families of employees (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management was a mixed bag; lack of accountability at the highest levels (in 35 reviews)

  • Too many changes in upper management that disrupted the lower ranks - on a regular basis (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    An amazing company.. like working at Disney Land..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seat Pleasant, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seat Pleasant, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Lots of room for growth. Company has a real employee focus - they care about you! Beautiful facility in downtown Seattle.

    Cons

    Um.... Bankrupt?
    Very collaborative - maybe to a fault.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was very good ,the job was good,and my superiors were very helpful and friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Processor/Mailroom Clerk
    Former Employee - Loan Processor/Mailroom Clerk

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

    Pros

    The jobwas good,I was processing loans,filing docs in file room and handling the mailroom

    Cons

    It was driven more by Management at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more employee friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    i was a fan...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    They offered great benefits and good supports for the families of employees. They offered great benefits and good supports for the families of employees.

    Cons

    They went down the tubes. Hard. Their sales training for lower level employees could have been greatly improved, so they lost a significant significant potential for growth, incentive, and income.

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  5.  

    I loved the job, but it ended when the company sold to Chase.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mortgage Banking in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Mortgage Banking in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, excellent work environment.

    Cons

    None, except they do not exists anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A. Washington Mutual does not exist anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall , it was a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Default Collections Specialist in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Default Collections Specialist in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like the work hours, the training, and the team of people I worked with (both employee and management).

    Cons

    Part of my job was to collect from people that were going through some major hardships, i.e. loss of home , loss of a love one, and/or personal despair. That made it difficult to process my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Data Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company offered a variety of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn and develop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good bonuses
    Good compensation
    Sense of community

    Cons

    The mortgage meltdown closed the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have taken more care with mortgages. Chase is not the same as wamu.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A Very poor managed company

  10.  

    fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    diverse environment with plenty of opportunities to move around. Great facilities and comparatively nice work environment

    Cons

    the company no longer exists. CEO's toupee not as awesome as The Don's. Although close second

  11.  

    Trader

    Former Employee - Trader in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Trader in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated people, a lot of fun, and big salaries and great benefits. Flexibility to work at home. Nice cafe inside. Work hard and play hard environment.

    Cons

    After becoming acquired by JP Morgan everybody pretty much lost their jobs which is a huge bummer!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employees who can contribute to the greater organiztion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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