WaMu Employee Job Reviews in the United States

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4.3
Average Rating
(based on 88 WaMu Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.2
Growth Opportunities
4.1
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.3
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
4.3
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WaMu Employee

"Was a great company to work for."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Programmer Analyst

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

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Banking Consultant

"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 takeover."

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

"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 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Center Manager

"Terrible."

What do you like about working at WaMu?

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

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

"Don't interview 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 promoting and pay."

What suggestions do you have for management?

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

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Operations Specialist

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"The culture of company, opportunity to grow, excellent benefits, excellent management."

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

"Because the company no longer exists due to financial crises in 2008/2009, I cannot give tips to anyone to work for Washington Mutual."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"In my opinion there was nothing negative. That is why I worked to the end day of the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat employees with respect like customers, always control cost and be creative to increase revenues."

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

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."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Vice President

"Directed Data Center Operations and Technology Arcitecture group was a balst."

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."

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

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 improvement opportunities."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Customer Service Manager

What do you like about working at WaMu?

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

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

"That was a great company to work for, and fun."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

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

What suggestions do you have for management?

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

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

"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."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mortgage Specialist

"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 have lasted 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, everyone had to be let go."

What suggestions do you have for management?

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

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

"I enjoyed working there. I feel sorry for all the people that were laid off."

What do you like about working at WaMu?

"I liked being there at a young age in my life. I felt that Washington Mutual would be around forever."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"There wasn't really too much I didn't like. Maybe that the commission structure was a little low."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Assistant Manager

"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 didn't happen."

What suggestions do you have for management?

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

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

"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 that's too late, as they were bought up by JP Morgan."

What don't you like about working at WaMu?

"Some positions were made work positions and could have been eliminated."

What suggestions do you have for management?

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

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

WaMu Reviews FAQs

Is WaMu a good company to work for?

WaMu has an overall rating of 4.3 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 88 WaMu Review Ratings left anonymously by WaMu employees, which is 10% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 98% of employees would recommend working at WaMu.

Does WaMu pay their employees well?

WaMu employees earn $50,000 annually on average, or $24 per hour, which is 24% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 4 WaMu employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find WaMu Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at WaMu?

98% of employees would recommend working at WaMu with the overall rating of 4.3 out of 5. Employees also rated WaMu 4.2 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.3 for Rewards You Receive, 4.1 for Growth Opportunities and 4.2 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at WaMu?

According to our data, the highest paying job at WaMu is a VP of Commercial Lending at $251,000 annually. Browse WaMu Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at WaMu?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at WaMu is a High School Intern at $16,000 annually. Browse WaMu Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at WaMu?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at WaMu to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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