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Bank of America Jersey City Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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Bank of America President & CEO Brian T. Moynihan
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  • Sometimes it can be difficult work/life balance (in 477 reviews)

  • terrible upper management leads to many people leaving the company (in 413 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many projects, career advancement, culture of valuing employees. Annual raises and semi-annual performance reviews. Professional atmosphere, good colleagues. Very generous family leave.

    Cons

    Corporate culture and red tape. If you get on a bad project you can end up working long hours with difficult deadlines. It all depends on which team you are on. Once you have been there for a while you can speak up and transfer to different teams.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer flexibility to working parents, including telecommuting and generous family leave. Try to cut the red tape on projects a bit to make it easier to accomplish things faster.


  2. "Diversity Issue"

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    Former Employee - Technologist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Technologist in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good equipment, good marketecture. Disappointing. The place , the work slides downward.

    Cons

    Agree about diversity issue. Despite announced plans to limit H1B’s this seems to be a marketing plan only. At a Xmas party with a 100people, perhaps 10 were not H1B ‘S.

    Advice to Management

    How are you going to balance the cheap salaries and the work load.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bank of America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Have very good work -personal life balance.

    Cons

    Doesnt have very good trending technologies


  4. "Excellent bank to work with"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Insurance premium is high & 401k matching is very less


  5. "some teams are crazy"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    non I can think at this time

    Cons

    Uses crappy technology, too much office politics and 18 months contracts

    Advice to Management

    keep good people and pay them more.


  6. "Software Engineer Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, interesting projects, flexible hours, could work from home.

    Cons

    Worked mostly alone, didn't have too much interaction with other interns or employees

    Advice to Management

    More intern events.


  7. "AVP"

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    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Permanent position, benefits, decent salary

    Cons

    bad version of agile, no appreciation

    Advice to Management

    prefer waterfall enviroment

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Project Lead was knowledgeable and helpful

    Cons

    Manager was not particularly good with people.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Solid Big Bank"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bank of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, decent salary and benefits. Some training provided.

    Cons

    Technology is being revamped. Any one joining the legacy groups is in danger of getting terminated. A lot of Technology work is being outsourced. You have to work with staff that are not BoFA employees - this creates some friction as they are under a different payscale and different work culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire more U.S based quality employeed. Do not look to cut costs with outsourced companies


  10. "Am I in the USA?"

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    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bank of America as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a Job, I can't say more than that.

    Cons

    98% of IT workers are Indian.
    Indian workers in Management seem to think there is a Caste system in the bank.

    Advice to Management

    Hire American. Help support the US economy. USA workers spend money in the USA.


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