WaMu Reviews

On average, employees at WaMu give their company a 4.2 rating out of 5.0 - which is 10% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest WaMu employees are Senior Loan Coordinators submitting an average rating of 4.9 and Administrative Assistants with a rating of 4.8.

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Average Rating
(based on 39 WaMu Review Ratings)
Company Culture 4.1
Growth Opportunities 4.0
People You Work With 4.5
Person You Work For 4.2
Rewards You Receive 4.2
Support You Get 4.1
Way You Work 4.1
Work Setting 4.2

201 WaMu Company Reviews and Ratings


Senior Programmer Analyst
Posted 3 months ago in Seattle, WA

"All in all, when I worked for Washington Mutual, it was a very good environment, great managers, great co-workers."

Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
Banking Consultant
Posted 7 months ago in New York City, NY

"My time with Wamu was rewarding, exciting, and uplifting. Total control of all aspects of sales, customer, and business building relationships. Cross selling became more essential to sales increase. Very good company, with sadness upon take over."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5

Average WaMu Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $3
Anonymous Employee
Posted 7 months ago in Bellevue, WA

"Great stepping stone to further my career back then. Unfortunate that the company is no longer around."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5

Common Words Used To Describe Working at WaMu

"good people"
3 Reviewers
"great benefits"
4 Reviewers
"great people"
5 Reviewers
Financial Center Manager
Posted last year in Hazel Crest, IL

"Terrible"

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"I only thing that liked about Wamu was that I worked close to home."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't interveiw with Wamu for any reason because they aren't very honest."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"They were very deceptive with their hiring and pomoting and pay."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They needed a new philosophy on how to deal with their employees."

Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Company Culture 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Person You Work For 1 / 5 Support You Get 1 / 5
Work Setting 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5
Senior Programmer Analyst
Posted last year in Irvine, CA

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"I enjoyed the benefits and opportunities to try new technologies"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Financial sector for banking industry is still very unstable. You need to proceed with caution."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"Due to the nature of banking industry, I did not enjoy the instability of mortgage company"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus on development people career paths, so they feel rewarded."

Company Culture 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Person You Work For 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Vice President
Posted this month in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"Help it to turn around negative audits and exceed recovery goals from over 4 days to less than 1 hour for an entire data center."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"Full support of upper management and allow my direction to exceed expectations."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing one can do since Washington Mutual is no longer a viable company."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Assistant Financial Center Manager
Posted this month in Modesto, CA

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"Employee and customer driven, opportunity to grow in several differnt areas, excellent sales opportunities"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"apply in the branch and follow up with HR recruiter."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"Grew too fast and processes and other factors got in the way"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"need to stay focused on customers changing needs and look for improvment opportunities"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Work Setting 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Customer Service Manager
Posted this month in Chatsworth, CA

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"Great management, environment, good policy & procedures implemented, great employees."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"That was a great company to work for & fun"

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"The fact that the call center was outsourced & relocated."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None, I wish we were still working there was great"

Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Bank Teller
Posted 2 years ago in Atlanta, GA

"It was a great learning experience and it offered a good promotional structure"

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"It was my first job and I met a lot of great people"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do your research and learn about the company ahead of time"

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"I was not satisfied with the amount of hours I received during my college career"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Spend more time interacting with your customers to learn more about their needs/wants"

People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Work Setting 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 Person You Work For 3 / 5
Mortgage Specialist
Posted 2 years ago in Stockton, CA

"provided employees with bonuses, health care benefits, 401k plan"

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"Flexible hours, great benefits and health care insurance, 401k plan"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Nothing much. This company would of last if it wasn't for the collapse of the mortgage market."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"Great place to work but due to the mortgage market collapsing and everyone had to be let go"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing much. They admire our work and treat us well."

Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Assistant Manager
Posted 2 years ago

"I loved my job at Washington mutual."

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"I loved everything the customers the work environment just everything overall."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It was a great company to work for. The growth opportunities were available and WAMU paid the staff excellently"

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"I loved everything. I don't have any complaints other than it closing I wish that didnt' happen."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"No suggestions since WAMU is no longer open. I just wish it was still around."

Way You Work 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
Bank Officer
Posted 2 years ago in Irvine, CA

"Fast paced, challenging, always open to ideas and implementation."

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"Friendly people, room for growth, accomplishments acknowledged, open to new ideas."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Well thats too late as they were bought up by JP Morgan."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"Some positions were make work positions and could have been eliminated"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"There is a time to be concervative and a time to be flexible. Be able to feel the change coming so you can be out before it happens. This way your ahead of the curve when it has."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
Business Operations Analyst
Posted 2 years ago in Florence, SC

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"The manager was open and honest and always extremely helpful."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I don't really have any tips. Use common sense when interviewing."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"The company offered voluteer days where you could work a day or 2 a quarter for a charity and still get paid."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stay open, honest, helpful, and listen to your key workers."

Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Senior Personal Banker
Posted 2 years ago in Teaneck, NJ

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"I enjoy analyzing and creating solutions for my branch as well as my clients. The ability to have a positive impact on a customers financial situation is also very rewarding."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have a genuine interest in the financial service industry and helping people or you will not enjoy your job."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"The high turnover rate makes it difficult to build a strong experienced team."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Provide flex days to all employees in order to reduce the possibility of paying overtime."

Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Consultant
Posted 2 years ago in Pleasanton, CA
Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 Company Culture 3.9 / 5