100 Best Companies to Work For
Washington Mutual
Rank: 87 (2005 rank: N.A.)
Get quote: WM
  
Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Industry: Savings Institutions
Large Companies Rank: 30
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 11,728
U.S. Sites: 2,452
Website: http://www.wamu.com
What makes it so great?
CEO Kerry Killinger uses fun as the unifying theme at the nation's largest thrift, where he is often the enthusiastic emcee. At one event WaMulians made "WaMovies," which were judged by an applause-o-meter.
U.S. employees 54,396
Employees outside U.S. 0
% minorities 42
% women 65
New jobs (1 year) -3099
% job growth (1 year) -7
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 40
% voluntary turnover N.A.
Applicants 350,165
Most common job (salaried) Assistant Financial Center Manager $50,024
Most common job (hourly) Financial Center Teller $24,948
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.