J.P. Morgan Reviews in London, England

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
3,827 Reviews

3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance - Not just banker hours, but also a supportive management group (in 189 reviews)

  • Great benefits and always tried to improve the work environment for there employees (in 162 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance may be sacrificed due pending on business priorities (in 203 reviews)

  • Long hours, Projects were not always tested to the fullest before implementation (in 165 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    competitive spirit of the workforce, great group events, we all have a lot of fun working together and share good laughs

    Cons

    Sometimes it would get extremely stressful in the job with the managers putting a lot of pressure to meet deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    office culture, working environment, team work,

    Cons

    work-life balance, diversity, bonus, flexibility, chance for career change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quant Developer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quant Developer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very good career propects. It's a big company, so there are lot of opportunuties there.
    Work life balance
    Very talented collegues

    Cons

    The pay specially is not great compared to competitors.
    Specially for IT professionals. Fix is ok, but the bonuses are just ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place but great experience and excellent for career building

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Learn from the best and brightest
    People are actually nice, taken individually
    Good internal mobility
    Excellent on resume

    Cons

    Depending on the teams, but you have to be prepared to put in the hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less admin work would be great for front office people, so many hours wasted!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    'Go for it'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - KYC Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - KYC Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly (good staff)
    -Collegiate (colleagues were helpful)
    -Demanding (work was challenging but in a good way)
    -Structured (good organisation in place)
    -Collaborative (as above)

    Cons

    -US working practises
    -Hours
    -Outsourcing
    -Training (could be better)
    -Systems (good but could be improved)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pricing tools developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Tools Developer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pricing Tools Developer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Gym inside the London building (25 bank street)

    Cons

    Have to develop in Python on Athena platform using rubbish internal IDE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the "lead developers" can't code for toffees. Should require everyone to do a Certified Java/C++/Python developer qualifications, if you fail you're out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great projects and people will learn loads and be pushed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at J.P. Morgan as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pushed to train. Exposure to markets

    Cons

    Grads are a pain as they don't care about work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ED does not give you the right to neglect work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Immensely boring place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good canteen
    - Good salary
    - Flexible work regime

    Cons

    - Lack of basic planning
    - Lack of team building
    - Lack of management
    - Lack of career development
    - Lack of fun community or people around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every manager here is obsessed with pleasing his superior. There is no strategic planning or man management on the average Joe level. It's all about momentary tasks and covering their bottoms. Some lack of process on projects is appalling. Ever heard of Agile/Scrum? There is no even proper Waterfall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Cracking Whip of management leaves a lot to be desired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at J.P. Morgan as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair Remuneration against market averages
    Good work environment
    Great project frameworks and tools
    Cutting Edge Technologies and big budgets
    Good Colleagues

    Cons

    Extremely Hard working environment
    Difficult Work/Life balance
    Challenging projects due to time constraints and change
    Difficult to progress up the career ladder
    Non Flexible working arrangements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good brand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good brand, good for resume, and gets you in the door with clients.
    Many smart and hard-working people.
    Professional.
    Opportunity to do challenging and high- level work.

    Cons

    Financial compensation focused on certain job functions, which may or may not actually require talent - intellectual or otherwise.
    Some managers also looking up to their next job, rather than around and down at those they actually manage.
    Competitive internally.
    Not particularly family or female friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better incentives for people to work in teams, rather than working against each other. Also, try to retain talent and compensate for loyalty, rather than always cutting the largest check to the latest new expensive top recruit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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