J.P. Morgan

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J.P. Morgan Reviews in Tampa, FL

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
4,394 Reviews
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Pros
  • They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • Lots of great benefits such as a Pension, 5% matching contribution up to (in 207 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging in a non stop fast pace working environment (in 262 reviews)

  • Could be a lot of long hours if there is a new implementation or client (in 197 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just be careful which department you fall into

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great opportunities for medical savings, employee discounts to local and chain stores/restaraunts, matching 401k and pension

    Cons

    I've been a part of two departments within JPMC. The first one was run terribly. The employees were treated like 10 year olds. You could go for weeks without having an independant thought in your head. Then my second department was run completely different. Lenient arrival, lunch, and departure times. Occasional free lunch. Managers would ask how your day is going (you don't appreciate this unless you've experienced the opposite).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees like children. Some were very respectful, and seemed to genuinly care about their employees. Others...not so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company Sorry Salary and Advancement Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very professional and a company that people stay at for many years.

    Cons

    Because people stay for a long time, there are very few opportunities to advance and they pay a lot less than other large banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to figure out how to expand business so you have a higher capacity for more talented people instead of how to move jobs overseas for cheaper labor.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good stable company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Processing Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Transaction Processing Specialist in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, room for movement

    Cons

    Not much room for growth & they force managers to try and make every promotion a lateral move. They'll pay you more as a rookie outsider than what they'll promote someone experienced already with the company would make. Frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it's a totally different higher grade job function please stop offering lateral moves, a little something more is better than nothing. Different jobs require different performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Application Developer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Technology Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Summer Technology Analyst in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the work is easy.

    Cons

    Banking is boring. They try to sell is as a technology company, but it really is not. Enjoy using Excel, Outlook, Cobol or if you're lucky Java.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Your internships work. Work is boring, but that seems to be the industry trend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working there. Overall, they try to promote you maintaining a good work/life balance. I have been able on occasion to work from home but for the most part they like everyone in the office.

    Cons

    The work pace can be heavy with a lot of expectations of overtime. Although, that comes with our choosen field. They don't have much of a culture of celebrating successes. When, I first started here they seemed to try to promote an enviroment where people got to know people outside of just doing there job. That has seemed to disolved. More recently, they have been trying some new programs. Perhaps, they have noticed this and are trying to change it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Pay, Benefits... but lousy politics within groups

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Technology in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Reputed #1 Financial Company.
    Great Pay, Benefits

    Cons

    Depending on the group you work, there is a lot of favoritism and politics. People sucking up to managers are promoted and get to keep jobs. Qualified and deserving people who do not do politics are let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to tighten yearly review process to create transparency and should be based on fellow peer reviews as well and not based solely on manager review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Definitely NOT a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Some good co-workers, good cafeteria, scenic view overlooking lake.

    Cons

    Very poor training which consisted mainly of reading manual. Did NOT even receive New Employee Orientation! No advancement opportunities and this dept. strongly discouraged transfers to other dept's. Sweat shop mentality requiring set number of incoming calls to take. Poor benefits and this dept did NOT even pay for your morning or afternoon breaks!!! Extremely difficult to schedule time off, even for milestone family events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some kind of dialogue going with employees and try to show that you care and value team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance - The J.P. Morgan way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Vice President in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Technology Vice President in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    They actually hold women's meetings to talk about how to achieve work life balance.

    Cons

    The way they tell you to do it is to go home on time, feed your family, put your kids to bed, then log back in and work, instead of sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting the men you feel comfortable with, and start promoting the women who can get the job done. Most of the programs talk about the problem, talk about talking abut the problem, and never plan actual improvements, or measure improvements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Mitigation in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Loss Mitigation in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    I worked at Chase for several years in the Loss Mitigation dept. The people I worked with were all very professional, smart and easy to work with. Nice facility. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    Middle to upper management seem to operate in a different world than the rest of staff. Just about every decision that came down, made little sense in the real, on the floor day to day operations. The people in the middle to upper management positions were for the most part inexperienced, had little to no actual management experience which showed in their poor people skills and inability to effectively lead others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring managers who aren't your close friends. There's a long list of qualified candidates out in the world who would perform much better than about 75% of the management you currently have in place. Example - in one dept, the AVP only had collections experience, yet was overseeing a mortgage lending dept chock full of experienced knowledgeable mortgage professionals, yet when suggestions or ideas were offered, they were repeatedly rejected, only because it "threatened" the image of the AVP. This example is typical across the board at Chase. Its who you know, now what you know - the old saw. Unfortunately shareholders could care less, and the board of directors could care less - just keep churning out the profits and screw the talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Internal Opportunities at JPMC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    JP Morgan Chase is a company that is growing in leaps and bounds, in spite of all of the regulatory restrictions imposed on it by the banking and government regulators. They communicate job opportunities very well through e-mail notifications and they do promote mobility whether it is in the same LOB or different LOB's.

    Cons

    Like all major financial services corporations, JPMC has to consider the bottom line, or cost of doing business, as well as its standing in the social justice arena. This is where they get hurt and expose themselves to incredibly high risk in the area of financial penalties, reputational risk and a complete lack of transparency to cover up for these short comings. Middle management has a serious flaw in recognizing talent and experience and promoting it, in favor of promoting non-citizen consultants from Cognizant to strategic management positions for U.S. public sector products like EBT, NavyCash and Child Support. Couple the promotion of non-citizen consultants for products such as this, JPMC is also more concerned with political correctness instead favoring non-citizen employees in taking the lead on projects and employee careers which are governed by acts/laws such as Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley.
    The opportunities are second to none, however ruined by high exposure to financial penalties and reputational risk all in the name of political correctness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the past 5 years, I've seen the staff change from FTE U.S. citizens to FTC non citizens. Worse, is that JPMC shares Cognizant resources with CitiGroup. As employees we must sign/acknowledge the Code of Conduct which requires confidentiality on corporate knowledge, not to be shared. With FTC, there is no loyalty. The other change that I've seen in the last 5 years is the incredible amount of comprehensive regulation by the industry and the government to protect the consumer against errors and omissions as well as fraud. This is something that non-US citizens as FTC's concern themselves with.
    Upper Management needs to create a task force and recruit from within, especially from the lower ranks, with no regard to middle management. I've worked for management that became management, not due to skills, education or experience, but rather became management due to political correctness. Management needs to be leaders in both hard and soft skills and not watching the clock and putting in only a 40 hour week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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