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A rewarding experience

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  • 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 for 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 bank and opportunity, depending on your position

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Assistant  in  Santa Rosa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiting Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA (US)

    I have been working at Washington Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Focus on work-life balance
    Young company, with most employees in the 18-45 age range
    Good benefits
    Frequent 1:1 meetings with management
    Lots of communication

    Cons

    Performance reviews and expectations not in line with those advertized.
    Performance reviews were changed so that the vast majority of employees received a "3" out of 5, which meant doing your job well, but not enough for even a cost of living raise.
    Salaries for employees varied widely and sometimes had jumps of up to 50% of base salaries.
    Salaries are not in line with corporate standards for areas with higher cost of living.
    Frequent micromanagement
    No margin for any error, which was, of course impossible, even 97% was not good enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Washington Mutual

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    Former Employee - Teller  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    I managed to get along with my bosses and my coworkers. I did like the benefits and all the employee discounts available.

    Cons

    I hated the fact that as a teller you had to stand up. Our stations were setup like a cell phone store but worse because there was an area for the customers to look around on the screen as you processed their transactions. This was invasive and uncomfortable for the employee. Now that I think about it, this was dangerous given that anyone could come in and easily physically assault us since it was a bank after all. I felt like WAMU did not care about our safety. My legs would hurt after a long day of standing up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your employees some chairs!! And put them behind a bullet proof window please!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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