J.P. Morgan Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • Great benefits including a pension (in 207 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance was not so good (in 262 reviews)

  • Very long hours (had to come in at 7 in the morning) (in 197 reviews)

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  1. Technology Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working hours are manageable, did not stay later than 7p.m. The projects were quite interesting and useful. A lot of training, with great presenters

    Cons

    Sometimes I found it hard to understand the business and was hard to find support for that. Would have been great to talk more with quants/traders.

    Advice to Management

    The trainings are great, I would keep up with it. Probably make it a bit more closer to business, and introduce finance related topics, not just pure technology.


  2. M&A analyst in London

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuinely nice peopl, great deal exposure and extensive training offered

    Cons

    Long hours and admin work

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Great environment, good learning experience and bearable hours

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great company where you have exposure to important deals, with a very good culture where everyone is encouraged to be nice to each to each other. Also the pay is quite good and there is no facetime (you only need to stay in the hours you actually have work to do)

    Cons

    Naturally, like any other investment jobs the hours can be long and unpredictable. But overall they're bearable, seem to be lower than in most of the other banks and there is at least one fully free weekend per month.

    Advice to Management

    Really not much else to point


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  5. Analyst review- great firm

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at J.P. Morgan (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great firm to work for- good training, flexible management (works both ways!)

    Cons

    Bureaucratic but to be expected in a firm that size

    Advice to Management

    Try to cut the bureaucracy


  6. Overall a great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and bonus can rise fast if you are prepared to put the work in. Work life balance is overall good considering the industry / compensation - 6-7pm finishes can be a regular occurrence. You are also given a lot of responsibility and encouraged to manage direct reports from an early stage in your career.

    Cons

    Long hours (to be expected), especially during month and quarter ends. Sometimes managerial support is lacking and there is an expectation to just "get on with it".

    Advice to Management

    Invest in managerial training; sometimes junior managers have had no formal training which can lead to friction between managers and their directs.


  7. J.P. Morgan Front Office Support Analyst

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

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good mobility within the company, very structured approach to career development.

    Cons

    Whilst initial pay can be attractive, reviews and promotions can be hard to come by. Very poor management structure (top heavy) and the bureaucracy !! Work/life can be questionable despite JPM making all the right noises. They talk the talk but don't often walk the walk. Headcount reduction is frequent and harsh whilst kept out of the media spotlight.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify everything rather keep adding more and more layers of red tape.


  8. Finance Analyst

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

    I worked at J.P. Morgan (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great graduate training programme, rotations, CIMA enrollment

    Cons

    Limited job mobility and advancement


  9. Driven work force, drives for the best

    Former Employee - Java Analyst Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Java Analyst Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at J.P. Morgan (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    JPMorgan hires people who are ready to work hard, self motivated and understand business values and deliverables.

    Cons

    Long Working day and working on weekends


  10. Few words about JPM

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people and good working environment which makes it an intellectually stimulating place to work.

    Cons

    As the case may be with most large organizations, may take long time to effect change and reorient the business.


  11. Great environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great colleagues - Excellent opportunities - Challenging tasks - Good work-life balance - Mentorship scheme available - Friendly/helpful colleagues - Excellent benefits (discounts, insurances, etc) - Relatively flexible schedule and people - Great office locations

    Cons

    Perhaps sometimes, if one is not great at managing their own time, the job can take a bit of your personal time. Parking is not offered, and it comes at a rather high cost.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps they should sometimes work closely with employees, to make sure they understand what they have to do. Other than that, great role models.



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