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Former Employee - Vice President  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Washington Mutual full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The vision was exciting at first and I was proud to be a part of WaMu. I was able to do some of my best work, with some very creative and bright people.

Cons

Leadership--and by that I mean the C suite--got caught up in ego gratification and hubris. For the three to four years before the company went under it was all about the numbers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn from your mistakes and surround yourself with people who tell you the truth ... and then resist the urge to run them off if you don't like what you're hearing.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Lot of growth opportunity

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    Former Employee - Business Banking Specialist
    Former Employee - Business Banking Specialist

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    They were growing extensively, lot of new product and new market. Employees were recognized for their performance and hard work.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was too much red tape to get things done. There could have been more training in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company was bought by Chase and they have changed how the products are offered to different markets, and even the look of the financial centers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience in banking industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Mutual

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, employees treated fairly, good company values, nice culture.

    Cons

    Acquired by another bank, therefore most were laid off if they did not have a similar opening at the bank that acquired it.

    No opinion of CEO
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