J.P. Morgan City of London Reviews

Updated 22 Apr 2016

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  1. "Great company, great people."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Operations Summer Analyst in City of London, England
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    I worked at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    The whole experience was very positive, everyone on my team was supportive and always available for my questions and issues. The facilities are excellent, the location is great, the management is always friendly and open. I could easily chat with someone who is 2 or 3 tiers above me.

    Cons

    Hard to say, I suppose that the salaries are lower than what I have heard from some other interns at other banks, but I don't see any other negative points.

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    "High turnover of I.T. staff in London"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in City of London, England
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    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at J.P. Morgan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Very good work/life balance - Satisfactory compensation - Business generally happy with products delivered. - Little firefighting

    Cons

    - The past few years have seen a heavy restructuring of teams. Many people have come and gone at both senior and junior levels. My manager has changed several times and so have their managers and so on. - Difficult promotion process that relies on juniors really needing to get to know a handful of seniors who might ordinarily be too busy or too new to understand what's going on. - No mentoring or professional development plan. Appraisal system has had empty objectives for the past few years. - Technology 5-10 years behind but the managers don't know it and are reluctant to change. - Very heavy management hierarchy with reporting lines spread across the globe and poor communication and relationships from top down.

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  3. "Tough but honest company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resource in City of London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great American spirit - success is all within reach

    Cons

    investment banking culture which means challenging staff loyalty issues - especially for junior staff

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  4. "An extreme IB experience"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Investment Banking Analyst in City of London, England

    I worked at J.P. Morgan for less than a year

    Pros

    Super for your CV (probably more impressive then other banks) Very well paid High exposure

    Cons

    Very strong hierarchy Not much room for ideas from the bottom Way too much work By comparing our experiences with some friends JP probably extremises pros and cons of the typical IB

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    "Overall - proud, rewarding, great peers, very hard working"

    3.0
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    Risk Management I T Project Manager in City of London, England
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    I worked at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    1. High salary. Excellent Health Care, excellent pension scheme, benefits package. 2. Great peer working relationships 3. Interesting projects, learning on the job opportunities, good training options

    Cons

    1. Lack of exposure to Senior Management. Management struggle to find time to listen 2. Blame culture. Silos's still exist. 3. 'Jack of all trades' perception in job title prevents acceptance of and dedication to specific skillets i.e. Project Management. In this example, BA's tend to get lumped with PM role, which impacts delivery (negatively). JPM should go back to separating roles and responsibilities. They have the funds to allow this!!

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  6. "OK"

    3.0
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    Financial Advisor in City of London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    OK salary, ok canteen, ok offices, clever back room people, good bonuses, helpful management people

    Cons

    Long hours, early starts, late finishes

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  7. "not what its says on the tin"

    3.0
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     in City of London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    Good brand name Best Investment bank

    Cons

    Lots of promises made, often not carried through with Moving to canary Wharf

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  8. "Nice spot in nerdy team"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     in City of London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    Nice team, London is a great city, good industry expertise, heavy workload, renumeration is competitive, no weekends, no holidays. OK.

    Cons

    Bad team, London is a poor city, bad industry expertise, heavy workload, renumeration is lower than average, no weekends, OK.

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    "Not a bad place to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    Good brand name Good corporate culture

    Cons

    Too many meetings There are meetings to discuss meetings and meetings to setup meetings.

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    "Hard work, intelligent people."

    3.0
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     in City of London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan

    Pros

    Working with the best in the business, not arrogant, focused on success, always striving to be better and great learning environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, high pressure environment

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