J.P. Morgan Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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J.P. Morgan Chairman, President, and CEO Jamie Dimon
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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. Helpful (5)

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at J.P. Morgan

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

    Pros

    Good people, good network, good vibe

    Cons

    Long hours, treated like dirt


  2. Helpful (2)

    AML/KYC Officer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - KYC Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - KYC Associate in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    The company is large so there are lots of jobs posted and the opportunity to move around is there--it's not terribly difficult. The key is networking, which is abundant. Being internal gives you a better idea of the job titles and salary ranges available for various jobs. If you're applying from the outside it's an undecipherable corporate maze. There's lots of groups and internal resources. The company has some nice perks for events and activities in and around NYC. There are lots of JPMC office buildings and each has its own culture. The HQ at 270 Park Ave is super flashy (which some like and some don't) and has a nice employee cafeteria and an internal Starbucks. There are on site nurses, doctors, physical therapists and lots of other services available for employees. The culture of work/life balance and all other such things depends solely on the Line of Business (Commercial Bank, Investment Bank, Asset Management, etc). The Retail Bank is probably a standalone entity that cannot be compared to any of the other lines of business because it is incredibly different and distinct. Most people in Commercial Bank seem to be the happiest and most content with their colleagues even if they don't particularly care for their job. But that's what the internal job referral site is for. Move on! Move up!

    Cons

    Large corporate maze. Moving around can be hard to do because corporate titles are hard to understand even internally. There are tens or even hundreds of thousands of people in some Lines of Business making it very hard to know what people really do. There are a TON...absolute TON of middle managers. Just managers in charge of other managers who really shouldn't be employed but were moved or shuffled from some other reorganized area and ended up being a manager of managers. Pay is not as high as the competitors like Goldman, but JPMC is so much larger that it wouldn't make economic sense for that to be he case (this doesn't apply to Investment Banking, as that is a different animal).

    Advice to Management

    Be competent. Learn the job from a technical aspect so that you can contribute and not just read spreadsheets and charts. Don't be afraid to promote top talent. At least you'll keep them in the bank and add some levels of competency to the bank. Otherwise the truly smart people will seek employment elsewhere.


  3. PersonalBanker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Albans, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Albans, NY

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan part-time

    Pros

    I would to begin my career in accounting at Chase Bank

    Cons

    They always tell me it is not a good company for work because the pay period is very little.

    Advice to Management

    Give great benefit to employees.


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  5. Great Time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Analyst
    Former Employee - Support Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work, super benifets

    Cons

    Lay off, Frantic work environment at times


  6. Technical Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager/Vice President in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager/Vice President in Columbus, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary; opportunities to grow and develop your career

    Cons

    impersonal; lack of communications in technology areas


  7. Executive Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great history, the word's best bank and firm

    Cons

    The pace and commitment is not for everyone


  8. Mortgage loan processor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at J.P. Morgan

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very detailed training program and lots of room for growth. The people that I worked with were team oriented and the managers really cared about their people.

    Cons

    The amount of files per processor was high. The office location where I worked was closed and the only option was to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train and take care of your employees. Listen to the feedback that your employees give. They are the ones who know what it is like to be in the trenches.


  9. A fascinating place of extremes

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time

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

    Pros

    True general management experience is readily available at this company early in one's career. The range of topics that you deal with as a manager is so vast that at times you cannot believe it. The breath-taking level of scale and complexity at this company creates a steady flow of superb problem solving and general management challenges. Indeed, these challenges are so plentiful that you will trip over them on the way in to work each day if you aren't careful.

    Cons

    (1) Everything is a priority, so nothing is a priority.
    (2) Far too many managers value speed over the end-product itself. The company survives because the deep and experienced middle management veterans prevent the seniors and the noobs from making too many mistakes.
    (3) The pace is relentless.

    Advice to Management

    Reprint the Manningham-Buller transcript and send it to every manager at the Bank. Shortly thereafter, Executive management should have a frank conversation with senior management about whether they have the sort of 'truth tellers' that Manningham-Buller was talking about.


  10. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time

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

    Pros

    Diverse, global career opportunities. Teams are very bright, hard-working and lots to learn from both junior and senior colleagues. Top opportunity for investment banking careers.

    Cons

    There are no real issues that are very different than those of its largest, most established competitors. What you would expect in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the financial services industry is changing and address with your employees. Even with a huge organization changes can be made to address bureaucracy.


  11. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst III in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst III in Lewisville, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to work for, lots of vacation time, very flexible with regards to schedule

    Cons

    Not very competitive with pay in relation to comparable companies. Hard to move up because there is a cap on raise when changing departments. As far as technology, they are behind.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear vision of where you want the team to go in and execute. Hire people that will help with execution and pay good employees so they want to stay.



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