J.P. Morgan

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J.P. Morgan Reviews in Ohio

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
4,421 Reviews
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Pros
  • They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits such as a Pension, 5% matching contribution up to (in 207 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging in a non stop fast pace working environment (in 262 reviews)

  • Could be a lot of long hours if there is a new implementation or client (in 197 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Operations Senior Specialist in Westerville, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Senior Specialist in Westerville, OH

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for a contract company while there, my co workers were very nice & some are still my friends.

    Cons

    The lies of them saying that they'd treat employees with respect, fairness, no discrimination/nepotism/favoritism, spending time taking test of how employees are to be treated & then expected to finish an outrage quote & the brain washing of some that they are being treated well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the department supervisors were hired in to departments that they had the slightest idea of what that department did, how it is done, what the purpose is for & they'd fix the processes that weren't broken, then go back to the original process, add multiple programs to processes that are very time consuming that crashes often & some of the supervisors/AVP's/VP's/managers/team leads don't know how to treat people & will stab people in the back just because their manager told them to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bigger does NOT mean better! I promise.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not too many I can think of...

    Cons

    Snobby coworkers. Back-biters. Almost everyone "candy apple sweet" to your face, yet will stab you in the back in a heart beat. The company rarely gives out "'exceeds expectations" in a yearly review (most everyone only gets a "meets") so they don't have to pay you more, but believe me, you will work your but off! Very cut throat, dry, somewhat hostile, and very unfriendly culture. The most arrogant company I have ever worked for without a doubt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest you come down to earth a lot more with your employees and remember, there is only one GOD, and you are NOT Him! Remember, while you are watching, judging, picking apart and critiquing your employees, God is watching YOU too...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was the most stressful environment I have ever worked in.

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - Professional staff get 4 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick leave; and the medical plan is good and includes a Medical Reimbursement Account that the company contributes to. Many divisions have a flex starting time.

    Cons

    The company is very youth oriented. It seems that people in their 20's and 30's get advancement opportunities. People that are 40 and above do not. When I left, the company seemed to be tightening all areas including not hiring to replace people. Instead, remaining staff were asked to take up the slack. Employees are expected to work long hours and can get written up for not working overtime. There seems to be constant reorgs. I was transferred to a job for which I was not qualified. Eventually, someone in upper management did help when I made a big fuss. The HR representatives were not helpful and almost non-existent to employees. They seem to represent the company not the employee. Also, the seating areas are very small cubicles with little privacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company seems to be preoccupied with making money at any cost. Younger people and employees that may not have much experience or expertise in an area are given management responsibility. Training of management seems very poor. You need to routinely ask people of all age groups and experience their opinion on how to best implement strategies. Additionally, there are many different dress codes in the company. You need to pick one and stick with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    grass not greener here

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    Former Employee - Vice President Retail in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Vice President Retail in Columbus, OH

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    biggest financial institution however they owed billions because they did not follow fed regs

    Cons

    no loyalty to staff, made big promises they have no concern about work life balance and will now show loyalty to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a culture that is consistent with your mission statement. ask the managers what they think of direct reports and allow them to speak freely without be retaliated against

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Working for Chase

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    Current Employee - Senior Loan Processor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Processor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No praise given for work well done. Lay offs done to people who don't deserve to be laid off. Salaries not consistent.

    Cons

    Competitive vacation PTO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    over rated, not the best place

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    Former Employee - Fraud in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Fraud in Columbus, OH

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ................... atleast having a steady job

    Cons

    management, feel like you are just a number there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The worst place I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Lockbox Specialist in Westerville, OH
    Former Employee - Lockbox Specialist in Westerville, OH

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Just the benefits package and nothing more.

    Cons

    I don't even know where to begin ranting about the Chase Wholesale Lockbox. The job creates an environment where people hate one another, sabotage one another for favoritism status, wish ill upon their bosses and even cry during lunches and breaks, it is simply disgusting. The process and quality and productivity expectations change so rapidly that it is impossible to settle into your job. The quality and productivity expectations are unrealistic based upon how random the work is day-to-day, so unrealistic that it is impossible to advance your salary (this is probably on purpose so the bank can make more money). Favoritism is absolutely out of control, from certain shifts getting all the easiest work to one screw-up employee getting fired, to another screw-up employee getting a new function. The team-leads also would take easy work from one person and hand it off to someone else who was closer to them, screwing up productivity for anyone who got stuck with the hard stuff. Work was not distributed in a fair manner even though all openers had the same expectations. Only openers can receive errors, mail-sorters, who typically make all the mistakes, are exempt. The over-time is also out of control. Working third shift and 10-14 hours a day, 5 days a week, it is impossible to have a social-life while working this job. Work-life balance simply does not exist and over-time pay is quite poor due to a lousy starting wage. The company seemed to have a habit of raising expectations right before bonus payouts and salary increases as if to keep the wages low. Any errors you make last a year and keep you for advancing. Management also tried to force people to switch shifts and take a pay decrease by threatening to draw names from a hat if they didn't get people to switch shifts. Management threatened to fire an entire new hire group weeks after starting the job due to failed expectations on quality. At this time, work was supposed to be checked before leaving the building, but errors were still getting out. The person who was supposed to check the work but let the errors out got employee of the month for their efforts. The department later removed the quality check process while then also increasing productivity and quality standards. Anyone who makes more than 6 errors in a year is fired. Simply put, it was the worst job I have worked to date. This department is crooked in so many ways, you cannot pick one thing.. I have never seen lower morale at any other company I have ever worked for. Avoid lockbox like the plague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to rethink everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management - Under Trained Staff & Lack of Tools to Perform (Default Servicing/Foreclosure)

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    Current Employee - Operations Senior Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Senior Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some co-workers can be great to meet, but this can be true of any company - hardly unique to Chase.

    Cons

    From my years of experience, a majority of managers I've met are unqualified and favoritism runs rampant. Managers push for results, but do not push to support their workers in training, tools, or procedures. Raises are abysmal (1-2% per year). It is not uncommon for new hires to start at higher wages than people who have stuck with Chase for 5-10 years and people actually leave the company only to come back as a way to get a decent raise in pay.

    Most opportunities are going to be a lateral move, which means you aren't advancing within the company. Advancement opportunities are almost non-existant, at least in Columbus, OH. It also is not uncommon for a position to be posted, with someone already picked out for the position. Some hiring managers just accept token resumes to reject them for their HR requirement. There are a lot of ridiculous requirements on postings, that honestly are not related to the job duties at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Support them and provide what they need to actually do a good job.

    Focus on something other than Excel spreadsheet numbers. If you are going to just focus on those numbers at least learn what they really represent. Learn how to pull and filter reports correctly before jumping on your employees. As I've found it is not uncommon for a manager to have an astounding lack of understanding regarding Excel, please realize that the internet can provide detailed instructions (free) on how to use MS Office products.

    Quit making the same mistakes over and over again. If something was screwed up and didn't work a year ago and you improve the system, don't go back to the old broken system because it was easier and call it a new direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to work your life away. No work life balance. No job security. Just the buddy system.

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    Former Employee - Development Support in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Development Support in Columbus, OH

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. But that's it.

    Cons

    You will live, eat and sleep JP Morgan. No job security. Management has no clue. Understaffed, outsourced and off shored. Terrible place to work. No work life balance. Advancement based on who you know instead of what kind of work you do. Look at how many people have DIED while working there. A heart attack waiting to happen. Best thing I ever did was leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hows about some value added management instead of just "yes" men? You would do better to actually do your jobs instead of just trying to kiss up to the guy in front of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unimpressed with corporate operations positions

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent attempts at promoting a positive culture

    Cons

    Low pay scale, largely incompetent and apathetic workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not accept advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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