J.P. Morgan Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
4,161 Reviews
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J.P. Morgan Chairman, President, and CEO Jamie Dimon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance (in 229 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits such as a Pension, 5% matching contribution up to (in 196 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging in a non stop fast pace working environment (in 241 reviews)

  • Could be a lot of long hours if there is a new implementation or client (in 186 reviews)

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  1.  

    Incredible experience

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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Santiago (Chile)
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Santiago (Chile)

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

    Pros

    - Nice offices
    - Incredible coworkers
    - Incredible work environment
    - Management is very supportive
    - Nice benefits (lunch, health insurance)
    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Remotely work is allowed when the employee is trustworthy

    Cons

    - Changes occur too often
    - You can be fired surprisingly anytime if management decide to make internal business structural changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try avoiding too many changes and retain top talents when internal business structural changes are needed.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture, the firm includes all financial service business line

    Cons

    The hour is long although it is expected for all the investment banks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for a bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good vibe for a bank, interesting work.

    Cons

    Lot of people pretentious, arrogant, self-centered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best company if you are in the business, worst if you are not.

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    Fair pay for support roles, extremely good pay if you are in the business, especially if you are not in London or NY.
    Good location
    Health package is average
    Only 15 vacation days (minimum standard by regulator)

    Cons

    Everything is extremely bureaucratic and gets very political if you want to go up
    Zero perks / benefits
    Cannibalism culture, there is not such thing as team play

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good People, good group, maybe less $$ than some competitors

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    Former Employee - Associate - Quantitative Research in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate - Quantitative Research in New York, NY

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was working full time in quantitative research in the NY headquarters. The group was very relaxed, incredibly smart and supporting people, inspiring boss. Work life balance was OK.

    Cons

    We (quantitave researchers) were given no real responsibility of the algorithms and models we created. Our job was basically and internal consulting to the managements. All business decisions (involving our work) were done by senior managers who had no knowledge of the advance math and engineering we were using. If you are a talented quantitative person and want to do "real work" consider joining a quant hedge fund instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics, old corporate environment. Consider having younger people in senior position and foster a more creative environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice notch in your resume, useless for everything else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large network of current and former employees, relatively generous vacation policy, people not based in the New York office tend to be more polite and friendly, if you can get a senior person on your side it's pretty much smooth sailing

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant, work-life balance is a joke (good luck trying to actually take vacation), the compensation isn't all its cracked up to be when compared with competitors, the devotion to upper management borders on cult-like because everyone wants to keep their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer on Wall St

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to the markets and the lastest financial developments

    Cons

    Lots of layers in terms of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    JP Morgan Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    Strong leadership from managers and co-workers

    Cons

    Very timely positions that are hard when out of college

  10.  

    VP IT MGR

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    Current Employee - Vice President IT in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President IT in New York, NY

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    PROFESSIONAL work place Good upward mobility and great benefits

    Cons

    After all the mergers (MHT, Chemical, Chase. JPMORGAN, Bear Stearns...Lot's of Dead Wood stays on while the good got cut.
    Too much PC mind altering BS They should focus more on helping people think, not telling them what to think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people that count, do the work, put in the extra time, not the ones who do not threaten you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company and nice coworker

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Highly educated coworker and management

    Cons

    nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the efficency, drop the bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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