J.P. Morgan Reviews in Pleasanton, CA

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
3,898 Reviews
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J.P. Morgan Chairman, President, and CEO Jamie Dimon
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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.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Analyst  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Client Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits, willing to teach your job,

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You get paid to cleanup people's crap, that is what I have been told by my direct manager and the one above.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    If you're coming from a good IT company, you can easily negotiate a good salary because low IT quality people usually apply to work for that company.

    Cons

    - Managers tend to be intimidating if you speak up about your concerns
    - Most managers have no managerial skills
    - I have been assigned several times to projects that are completely outside my area of expertise
    - They do internal reviews to simply let managers use it against you
    - Old technologies
    - Very hostile environment
    - Very strict unpleasant environment
    - A very hierarchical organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't bring up the subject of being paid a high salary to cleanup people's crap
    - Don't be jealous of your subordinates just because they get paid more than you. You get the good position they get the good pay
    - Demotivating your subordinates will not give you a raise
    - Don't interrogate your subordinates to know how much retention bonus they are getting
    - If you don't like your pay find another company that thinks that your skills worth anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Large Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Stability - if you work moderately hard, you can have a job for life. You can move slowly up the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Incentives are not there for hard work and accomplishment, and for technology they are too risk averse to build anything great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within, and change incentives from risk avoidance to innovation and change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Troublesome time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan for more than a year

    Pros

    JP Morgan is big big. the benefits are great, the pay if great and the services are great....... but read the CONS....

    Cons

    Again JP Morgan is big big. To many people running around trying to do too much. It is hard to get things done. Hard to get started and hard to communicate with fellow team members and internal groups. There is little cross team accountability. What JP Morgan loves is meetings, meetings and more meetings. Let's have meetings to discuss the status on the last meeting, and let's have a meeting to schedule the next. And let's include everyone in every email, so you'll have to read through 50-150 every day, least you miss something critical. Don't forget the stand-up meetings. Overall I was dissatisfied, when I raised concerns, regarding requirements and others not fulfilling their deliverables, we schedule a meeting not address the issues. Easier to push things out.... but let's not change the deadline.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fewer meetings, more cross team accountability. Oh ans schedules aren't king, productivity is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive temporary contractor experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart, dynamic and collaborative people

    Cons

    The business unit announced intention to exit the market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Chase has got some great work practices and methodologies - a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Good best practices
    Good Project SDLC
    Great Ethics

    Cons

    Limited growth
    Manager employee interaction on the job is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on career path for employees and job targetted training

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great People - Great Pay - Sometimes Very Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Worked in a small group within JPMC, with great people
    Pay was good, and pay raises for hard workers were above average
    Company benefits and perks were above average
    Work Life Balance was good. Overall company name was well know and doing well.

    Cons

    My group never promoted within - in my 4 years there, only one of a dozen management positions was promoted within to a higher role
    Management is often more concerned with appearance than results. This trickles down to employees and often created bad attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on results at the highest level. Hire people with industry experience and expertize in management roles. Hire within if possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bank management has no idea how to run a software house

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    Vacation policy, 401K match and pension plan

    Cons

    No career advancement unless you know someone high up in NYC
    Team work is defined as you doing the job and everyone else who did nothing getting te praise and limelight. It also means that you take the blame when things go south

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your capable people.
    Jamie Dimon is good but everyone else is just crappy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Although a well known company JP Morgan Chase is not a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Incident Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - IT Incident Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    Benefits provided are better than normal
    Stable company regardless of the state of the economy.
    Fast pace working environment.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are not readily available.
    Cross training or knowledge sharing is not provided.
    Extremely competitive environment.
    Information on company status or changes are not provided until the day of the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training and knowledge transfer so that the employees are able to reach their full potential. Keeping the employees up to date on the company news since they don't want to be caught off guard. Please ensure you are fully aware of the process before taking on the management roll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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