J.P. Morgan Reviews in London, England

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance (in 222 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits such as a Pension, 5% matching contribution up to (in 186 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging in a non stop fast pace working environment (in 230 reviews)

  • Could be a lot of long hours if there is a new implementation or client (in 181 reviews)

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  1.  

    Exceptional place to work

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

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

    Pros

    - Highly intelligent and professional colleagues
    - Strong culture of excellence, diligence, approachability, teamwork
    - Unparalleled deal exposure. JPM has been the investment banking market leader for years
    - Focus on developing employees permeates the firm. Excellent online and offline training programmes and events are available all year round. People are generally very helpful and keen to share their know-how

    Cons

    - Strict regulations from the U.S. mean administrative and compliance processes can take a bit of time. An ongoing effort is however made to streamline and facilitate these processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everything possible to maintain the firm's culture. This is a large firm that needs a strong culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid place to kick-off a finance career

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

    I worked at J.P. Morgan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn the basics if you come from outside the finance industry
    Effective, yet simple training program
    Good seniors, helpful and supportive
    Unlocks future opportunities within and outside the finance ecosystem

    Cons

    Intense working environment
    Hard to make an individual contribution (small cog in a giant factory)
    Hard to sometimes make sense of the big picture goals and often only at the receiving end of instructions and work streams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic experience, hugely efficient company

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

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

    Pros

    Huge company so everything is very efficient and well organised. Despite large company there are small teams so you get to really know the people around you. Pay is great for new graduates

    Cons

    Little exposure to senior management, constant competition between peers due to harsh incentive schemes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Internship

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

    I worked at J.P. Morgan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Bright and friendly people, nice compensation

    Cons

    Boring work at back office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of Politics. More about image than substance.

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

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

    Pros

    Money, Sophistication, Brand, Platform, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Politics, Passive Aggressive Work culture, Deceptive people, Knives in BACK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making a healthier culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great colleagues, lousy politics

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

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

    Pros

    Work colleagues are hard working and smart who sadly are frequently ignored for the very assets they were originally hired for - their intelligence.

    Cons

    Its politics. Sometimes it succeeds despite itself and has the unfortunate ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as a result of its bureaucracy and Machiavellian political machinations. Constructive dissent is not encouraged!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees say. They are your best asset.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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

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