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J.P. Morgan Reviews

Updated 20 April 2018
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  • Can be a bit bureaucratic; some politics; work/life balance depends on group (in 767 reviews)

  • Can be tough for the first few years with long hours (in 726 reviews)

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  1. "Compliance Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in London, England
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great infrastructure and ahead of the curve in most aspects in comparison to other firms around

    Cons

    Pay rises are low and promotion process is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Mandatory training to all managers on unconscious bias and diversity.


  2. "Would love to be back there..."

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Regulatory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous Manager and Team and sub-culture

    Cons

    None although HR could have been more supportive on all levels.

  3. "Life at J.P."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid, flexible working arrangements eg. from home, hours etc., lots of events/groups to get involved with, nice offices, free tea and coffee

    Cons

    Stressful, long hours, high staff turnover, no parking anywhere- hard to get to

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employess and actually aim to keep them long term


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A real eye opener of what it is like to work in banking.

    Cons

    Interaction is sometimes a bit awkward, they say I can ask them questions at any time, but in reality they're so busy they don't have time for me.


  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mobility, recognition, highly skilled people

    Cons

    Long hours, learning is only based on internal ressources


  6. "Open work culture"

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    Former Employee - Operations Graduate in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Operations Graduate in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open working culture where questions and new ways of working are encouraged
    Management were supportive of development opportunities
    Colleagues were mostly helpful and supportive

    Cons

    It can be difficult to progress work across departments as it is such a large & complex organisation
    Some staff seem to be there for the compensation and are that not interested in the work
    Management structures across the business i.e. operations & product can make it difficult for teams to work together, and differing priorities can make it hard to work towards the same company goals

    Advice to Management

    Integrate departments more, and think about how upward management chains prevent or facilitate different teams working together. Also consider making targets which are not just based on departmental objectives, but wider business objectives. This may make it easier to facilitate cross departmental collaborations


  7. "Mr"

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    Current Employee - Door Supervisor in Dundee, Scotland
    Current Employee - Door Supervisor in Dundee, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Great boss, friendly staff and prompt remuneration

    Cons

    None at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the good work

  8. "JP Morgan Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Work Experience in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Work Experience in Bournemouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time

    Pros

    It gave me a chance to network with people my own age.

    Cons

    They put me in a department which I had not chosen so I didn't get good experience

    Advice to Management

    Try and make sure you do what you said you would


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I'm slightly disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Senior Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Vice President Senior Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office location (Glasgow city center)
    Quite good salary in compare with other Scottish companies
    Holidays
    Flexible working hours , normally 9-17 , no over hours in my team
    Possible to work from home
    Possible to change team inside company
    Bicycle parking in the basement

    Cons

    Poor technical expertise on all levels. A lot of incompetent people even among team leaders. And even you are qualified enough you can be under the leader who don't know some basic computer science conception.

    I know the people who lead the web app project without relation database knowledge. I mean at all. Can you imagine the code quality? Moreover in the same time the same person don't understand the principles the object oriented programming. I mean at all even such basic things like inheritance and interfaces. I have never seen such unqualified people.

    Politics and meetings, meetings , meetings. A lot of bureaucracy, you need to get approvals for everything.

    Chaotic management, very often project manager in US and available only by conference calls.

    No architecture design as class, usually the only criteria "it should work, no matter how"
    No algorithmic challenges, just stupid monkey coding like read from db / write to db and display something on web page. And because of this no learning and development for you.

    Nobody care about how good are you as software engineer, it is much better to have strong communications skills. Looks like they don't need engineers. In the bank they need people who can demonstrate that they do something. So typical bank managers psychology. Performance review are more important that real work.

    Forced visualization as mentioned on of the previous reviewers, yes. If you are linux /unix developer, you have to live on virtual machine.

    Terrible overcrowded office. Often desks installed literally in the passages.
    Once I have seen that 5 developers sitting on the 4 desks. Desks compression!

    A lot of people -> difficult to find vacant toilet.
    Difficult to find table in canteen during the lunch time.

    Really I can't recommend this place for experienced engineers. If you want to concentrate on technical tasks this place is not for you. May be it depends the team. But my impression is like this.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what to recommend.


  10. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J.P. Morgan full-time

    Pros

    excellent place to work. very dynamic

    Cons

    nothing to improve on really

    Advice to Management

    keep it up. the best bank to work for


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