Washington Mutual
3.1 of 5 338 reviews
www.wamu.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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It's a job, not a career

Personal Banker (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA (US)

I worked at Washington Mutual full-time for more than a year

ProsDespite some interesting growth opportunities, I'd call it a job and not a career. Decent pay, high turnover. Upper movement determined on office politics rather than merit. But I suppose that's true at many places.

ConsUpper management pushes some questionable growth numbers. Is it possible for a small branch to open 100+ new accounts in a month? Definitely. Are those accounts really needed and necessary in a small community? Probably not.

Advice to Senior ManagementA mission statement should be a mission statement, not a PR device to brainwash employees and consumers alike into thinking poor money management, big fees, and behavior inconsistent with said mission statement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great experience while it lasted.

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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


Pros: I truly enjoyed my time at WaMu. I loved my team and the people I worked… Cons: Getting shut down by the FDIC and being devoured by… Advice to Senior Management: Ignoring risk and lending out to anybody regardless of whether… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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It was good while it lasted

QA Analyst (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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


Pros: It was a nice work environment, coworkers were great. Cons: too much red tape and hard to get point across Advice to Senior Management: listen more to your reports. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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