J.P. Morgan

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J.P. Morgan Reviews in Illinois

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
4,290 Reviews
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4,290 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance (in 234 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits such as a Pension, 5% matching contribution up to (in 198 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging in a non stop fast pace working environment (in 246 reviews)

  • Could be a lot of long hours if there is a new implementation or client (in 187 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best firm in the world.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Private Bank Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Private Bank Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great firm, hard work but you are compensated well for it. The people at the firm are simply incredible, they truly care about you. Very "flat" structure. Best training program for Analysts coming out of Undergraduate programs.

    Cons

    I had no complaints, you work long hours but that is across the street.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data entry job a breeze

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at J.P. Morgan part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for J.P. Morgan wasn't as bad as I expected it to be, I was going to school at the time and they were flexible with hours and since I was pretty accurate with my typing I never got yelled at. Others were yelled at weekly for being under the accuracy mark.

    Cons

    Production based environment where you are constantly working, not much time to talk to coworkers when you are typing the entire shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall it was okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Fun Coworkers, no pressure to refer accounts, good vacation days for part timers.

    Cons

    Horrible branch leadership. Corporate kept changing greetings and the way tellers had to interact with customers in an obnoxious way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    JPMorgan

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Support Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    career opportunity is excellent. Due to the vastness of the company it is easy to move to a different every few years which keeps things fresh without having to re-invent the wheel. Had some of the best leadership that supported the employees by keeping them honest.

    Cons

    In-efficiencies, work life balance is a just a wishy washy statement but not adhered to. Had also encountered huge gaps in ownership within management and quality of management. Found some of the best and worst in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the talent pool.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great job to start off, but not long term

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Relationship Banker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Licensed Relationship Banker in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    A lot of training
    A lot of room for career mobility

    Cons

    One of many employees
    Unrealistic sales goals
    micromanaged

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working with JPMC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Structured work environment - generally from 9 to 5
    Some extent of flexibility and work life balance - Work from home is allowed in many departments. However it may not be allowed by some departments
    Training programs are available, mostly online
    Good training programs for one who is aspiring to be manager

    Cons

    Low salary increase and few promotion opportunities
    Process oriented and bureaucratic
    Lot of inter-department politics
    Less recognition for technical work
    Ask to take mandatory redundant training programs for legal compliance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more recognition to technology contributions.
    Provide realistic career path for technology staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quality Postion for Sophomores in College

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Commercial Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at J.P. Morgan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    experience, pay, location, hours, people

    Cons

    No help in advancing for following summer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a grind but if you can stand out there is upward mobility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Office culture is to produce results. If you aren't at the top management will be asking why and you will not advance. This is a pro for the top and a con for the under performers. You also get licenses which is beneficial for future opportunities.

    Cons

    You are just a number and a piece of a massive machine. Everything takes a lot more time than you would expect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work and advance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist I in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Specialist I in Elgin, IL

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

    Pros

    Great to employees, encourages to advance quickly, willing to work with you with schedule adherence, great team managers. Great coworkers, food days often, decent pay, over time available almost every day.

    Cons

    Attendance is number one priority, dealing with nasty customers over the phone blaming one for declines and yelling(call center). Long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key. Upper management does not communicate with team managers, leads and employees well. There's always miscommunication. Learn how to work together well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lockbox is a dying line of business and a demanding one.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lockbox Mail Extractor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lockbox Mail Extractor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Pro working at JP Morgan Chase is having that name on my resume. The people were good to work with.

    Cons

    Too big to fail. Too many people to make a difference. Lockbox is a demanding line of business, mangers will over work and use people to get what they need. Management has no clue what the low level people do but constantly will change the process because they "think" it will be good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, learn what the low level people do and try to help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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