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"Great company to work for- very corporate environment"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sherman Oaks, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sherman Oaks, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I have worked with people that have turned a part-time job in a bank into a career. Maybe it's just my manager, but the bank has a very strong code of ethics enforcement. Great Benefits, good pay for college students with school flexibility, and the company is all over the US. The uniforms are not bad, the company gives it's employees allowances to purchase any style uniforms they like. Their operating systems are a lot better. I prefer it a lot more than Wells'.

Cons

The company changes the incentive packages every year. It sounds like they try everything to keep them from paying your incentive, but this is probably just to make sure that the banker made a quality sale. Gaming is a rampant in the banking industry. Sometimes, wearing the uniform everyday gets boring and robotic. The company has a very corporate feel to it- definitely feels different than WaMu. WaMu was more people-friendly.

Advice to Management

Fix your public image.

Other Employee Reviews for J.P. Morgan

  1. "Before signing onto a 2-year contract as an investment banker, be sure that you're ready for the job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exit opportunities and you have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds.

    Cons

    There is an up-and-out mentality and the hours are quite bad.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work as a software contractor for them...ever!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer/Architect in Newark, DE
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer/Architect in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None. There is nothing redeeming about this company.

    Cons

    Offshore mentality. Most if not all contractors are furloughed the last week of the year. Extremely cheap, penny-wise, pound-foolish, etc. For instance, developed on an Android platform but forced to use an emulator. No devices provided. They push deadlines requiring overtime but no method to bill more than an 8hr/day. If a holiday falls on a weekday, it's a 32hr week no matter how many hours you worked. The company generates $1B/week yet some teams cluster and buy their own spring water (5 Gallon drums are found throughout the DE office). Coffee? Go hump and buy some at the overly-priced cafeteria. Need basic office supplies (pens, staplers, etc.)? Bah...hah...ha! You get the point...

    There is no way this place can keep the "best and the brightest." It seems more like an effort to keep the "desperate and the dim-witted."

    Finally, look at the recent crime this company was just fined for. $13B!

    Advice to Management

    Stop sucking-up the chain as well as strangling the budget of teams beneath you. Stop the conflict of interest in seeing how much greed you can get away with.

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