J.P. Morgan San Francisco Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2020

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, great company.

    Cons

    High standards call for strong dedication and occasionally long hours.

  2. "Pretty good bank"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Private Client Banker in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you do good, they will advance you in your career with the company.

    Cons

    They constantly try to adjust incentive pay to make it harder for you to earn commissions.


  3. "JPM Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    JPM attracts extremely smart, ambitious people and offers continuous opportunities for growth and development.

    Cons

    As with any large company, there are many layers of bureaucracy that often inhibit employees' ability to get things done efficiently. This can be very frustrating.

  4. "Good place to work, thinly staffed which can frequently lead to overwork"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience for finance career

    Cons

    Too much on plate, too many deals

  5. "Employee Misconduct Across the Board"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and seems to do more for employees outside of the retail bank.

    Cons

    The pressure working in a fast-paced branch is tremendous. As if that is not enough managers are allowed to harass you and be petty in so many ways. They are allowed to force employees to not even say hello to other employees. They are allowed to make things up and coach you out the door although you have done nothing wrong. They are also allowed to terminate you based on alleged accusations from the same person without actually allowing you to defend yourself and have other employees back you up. The market directors are usually unrealistic as in they haven't worked in a branch in over 10 years. They don't know what your job entails day to day and how things actually function. All they do is cite what they are taught and they don't understand why it's so hard for someone to do things they are only taught in words not actions. HR is there to protect the company and not employees. Reporting to HR leads to one being told they can't investigate things due to anonymity and you not committing the violations your managers demand you do. HR investigations picks and chooses with managers what they actually want to look into and how they should handle investigations. This means if you are committing violations and there are a handful of witnesses the manager and HR can choose to just ignore the allegations yet at the same time if the same manager gets two people who report to them to speculate accusations against someone - HR will allow them to terminate someone without thorough investigation. These same managers are allowed to yell at, harass, degrade, and manipulate employees as they sit fit and HR doesn't care at all stating the managers are just being petty. Overall the BAD managers are the ones that stay with the company the longest, who are promoted, and who are allowed to do whatever they want. If someone doesn't like another individual and wants to get rid of them they should give them the option to transfer or resign instead of being malicious.

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  6. "Summer Intern"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AIG in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart Co Workers, Interesting Work

    Cons

    Long Hours, Tough to Move Up

  7. "Licensing is everything"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ADP - Relationship Banker II in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fastest way to get all your licensing needs: SIE, Series 7 and 66.

    Cons

    Failed license exams will be result as losing the job.

  8. "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banker Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice working environment with good manager

    Cons

    Far to commute from home

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Low Base with Uncapped Commission"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private Client Banker in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's what you make of it. You can wait for business to come to you and make your base pay and a little commission. Or you can be self-motivated and earn a lot.

    Cons

    You have to be in a good branch in a good area to make $$$. I transferred to a branch with a lot of homeless and got bogged down with activities that didn't produce sales. They need more personal bankers and help on the teller line to allow the higher level bankers the time and room to focus on high net worth clients. Also, if you are going to make bankers the Manager on Duty (MOD) you should actually give them a raise to compensate the operational activities.

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  10. "Slow is the work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has reasonable stability. It is unlikely that a software engineer will be fired.

    Cons

    It takes ages to get things done. The bureaucracy is glacially slow and it is very difficult to find out who to contact for help.

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