J.P. Morgan - Good overall culture, stability and good benefits, but inconsistent leadership and a few pockets of malignant idiocy. | Glassdoor
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"Good overall culture, stability and good benefits, but inconsistent leadership and a few pockets of malignant idiocy."

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Former Employee - Applications Developer in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Applications Developer in Columbus, OH
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Overall Software Development and Technology within JPMC is improving company-wide, after years of not having a firm-wide vision. It's still like living out a Dilbert cartoon, though.

If you are in a good organization, you can really make a huge difference have a lot of fun. These pockets of greatness make the company that customers like.

The facilities are great.

A huge push to raise customer satisfaction, which may fix some other issues internally.

If you truly have a good idea, there are multiple ways to get it to management and if you stick with it, they may not only hear you out, but put you in charge of implementing it.

Many great people, and often a way to get around impediments.

Cons

It's like a mine-field until you know a lot of good people. It's all-too easy to step into a fear-driven dis-functional group or organization and bad leaders take many years to get pushed out.

Transparency and honesty isn't part of the culture like it used to be.

Management principles are old-fashioned, some practices well-proven as ineffective, but still in use.

After about 10 years, negative experiences occurred more often than positive.

Inconsistent pay and culture between lines of business.

Information is hard to find, even very basic things. There are times when I found more information regarding a project I was on from the public internet than the internal network.

Advice to Management

Be more prepared, know what you are doing, don't be afraid to take a healthy risk, and spend less time covering your butt and more time serving your customers. Too many managing sycophant busy-bodies that act like they are busy and confident but lack critical thinking and independent thinking.

And when you tell people the direction to go is the direction things are already heading, you can't say you have vision.

Thanks for keeping things stable, despite the issues a big company has.

Keep up the firm-wide enterprise architecture initiatives. Could have happened sooner, but better late than never.

Manage internal information better, make it searchable, accessible.

Other Employee Reviews for J.P. Morgan

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management that has their favorites"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, thats about it.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites and if your not one of them you can forget any chance at anything. Large building with over 10,000 employees and only 8,000 parking spaces. Typically you drive around for long periods of time to find somewhere to park and if your late get written up. If you work past 4pm forget about the cafe and can't leave due to the mass quantity of people in the location.


  2. "Great values and honest focus on the customer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Heathrow, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is honest and has a sense of integrity.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons.

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