J.P. Morgan Reviews in London, England

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
4,124 Reviews
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Pros
  • They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance (in 225 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits such as a Pension, 5% matching contribution up to (in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging in a non stop fast pace working environment (in 237 reviews)

  • Could be a lot of long hours if there is a new implementation or client (in 185 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent People and Great Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst, Investor Services in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst, Investor Services in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    People... I have worked with JPM as a counterparty (along with 30 other banks) in my previous experience and JPM stands apart... As an intern, had great support.. excellent work atmosphere.. stress was on not working late.. quite surprising for an IB

    Cons

    Work could have been a bit more engaging... felt under-utilised. Also no rotation across teams made it challenging to get a perspective on the entire business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Inter

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    First class business in a first class way

    Cons

    none at all. all is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work at.

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    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Definitely a good company to work for. I had very friendly and supportive colleagues, benefited a lot from (informal) mentoring. There are many and frequent excellent internal opportunities for self progress. The working hours are reasonable. Good interaction between teams.

    Cons

    Not much. Occasional dull dusks, but nothing that one wouldn't have to deal with elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good environment but unsatisfactory management

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, good salary, amazing people to work with, helpful, good locations.

    Cons

    * Too much bureaucracy while asking for software
    * Might not choose correct division if entry level
    * Having to wear suits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Giving candidate a bit more say into what type of role they want when they join at entry level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, good network

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

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

    Pros

    Loads of opportunities to move aroud
    good pension
    healthcare
    Many societies and support groups

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Beaurocracy
    Lack of communication between F&O teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce politics and beaurocracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good if you are proactive about your career

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

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

    Pros

    Mobility is very much a reality at JPM. As long as you show motivation to learn and transferable skills, you can move around in this organisation from a geographical and role perspective, with very few issues. The culture is quite relaxed as IBs go. Although the majority of people here are smart and driven, they are also easy to get along with and social. The great name on the CV goes without saying.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better as IBs go. Training is not as comprehensive as you would expect at such an organisation - you have to be willing to learn and learn quickly or you will really struggle.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Solid firm, but quite bureaucratic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work hours
    Stable firm
    Great methodology in many areas

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, things get discussed and approved by so many people
    Technology was really bad, only now is improving
    Too much focus on controls
    Salary raises are a joke

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Solid place to kick-off a finance career

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Great company. Nice people and good culture.

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

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Well paid
    - Nice office
    - Lots of formal and informal trainings
    - Helpful colleagues
    - Approachable senior management

    Cons

    - Experience depends on your manager
    - People are assigned jobs they are not best at
    - Evaluation solely based on the manager could be unfair
    - Unstructured programme

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't assign intern to a team when it clearly has no headcount or not interested in taking one on board. It would be a waste of time for the manager, the intern and the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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