Washington Mutual

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A rewarding experience

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

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

Pros

Career development
Training opportunities
Fair Recognition and Rewards

Cons

Once you are good in a field they were not encouraging or supportive of switching. Techies were discouraged from going into management for example.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company that went under.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Visalia, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Visalia, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great compensation compared to larger banks.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it went under however was saved by JP Morgan Chase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's about leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Washington Mutual full-time (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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