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J.P. Morgan Pleasanton Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation (may be rolled back 3 now), Decent salary & work life balance

    Cons

    The constant regulatory constraints significantly hinder adopting new technology


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and manager are great to work for.

    Cons

    Pay scale is too low.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.

  3. "providian financial"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    dynamic, brilliant coworkers. great managers

    Cons

    none to speak of really


  4. "Assistant Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Politics, favoritism,lack of equal opportunity.


  5. "My time at JPMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are great at helping you get past any roadblocks and try to support you in various ways.

    Resources, if available, are very helpful on completing projects outside of their current scope.

    Cons

    Attempting to get additional resources to help out on projects can be difficult.

    Multiple online training lessons can take up some time out of your day.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Actions should support words"

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    Former Employee - Production Assurance Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Production Assurance Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary in some areas

    Cons

    Very political and management always focused on how to fill their bank accounts with money at the demise of the people who actually do the work. A significant amount of staff layoffs where management is rewarded for the down sizing and staff are left hanging to find new opportunities. Management always focused on pushing staff to move to next step up at the sacrafice of the workers.

    Advice to Management

    Truly help staff to accomplish what they want to do. Not everyone wants to be in management nor are they good at it. The firm tends to promote only 'yes' people at the sacrafice of solid workers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "too much politics and very very corporate"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Corporate perks
    Free snack and sodas (unhealthy stuff of course)

    Cons

    Pay sucks (you mostly just work for the name on your resume)
    Not much room for growth for a such a large corporation (even though they sell you the whole so many opportunities and career advancement stuff in interviews)
    HR works against you
    Very unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money in government fines and law suits and hire competent/capable people and treat/pay them well so you can retain talented people.

  8. "You get paid to cleanup people's crap, that is what I have been told by my direct manager and the one above."

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're coming from a good IT company, you can easily negotiate a good salary because low IT quality people usually apply to work for that company.

    Cons

    - Managers tend to be intimidating if you speak up about your concerns
    - Most managers have no managerial skills
    - I have been assigned several times to projects that are completely outside my area of expertise
    - They do internal reviews to simply let managers use it against you
    - Old technologies
    - Very hostile environment
    - Very strict unpleasant environment
    - A very hierarchical organization

    Advice to Management

    - Don't bring up the subject of being paid a high salary to cleanup people's crap
    - Don't be jealous of your subordinates just because they get paid more than you. You get the good position they get the good pay
    - Demotivating your subordinates will not give you a raise
    - Don't interrogate your subordinates to know how much retention bonus they are getting
    - If you don't like your pay find another company that thinks that your skills worth anything


  9. "Good Large Company"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability - if you work moderately hard, you can have a job for life. You can move slowly up the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Incentives are not there for hard work and accomplishment, and for technology they are too risk averse to build anything great.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within, and change incentives from risk avoidance to innovation and change.


  10. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Client Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Client Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good benefits, willing to teach your job,

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion


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