J.P. Morgan Employee Reviews about "great benefits"
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- "Benefits are good and hours" (in 1328 reviews)
- "Great people to work with and able to see yourself hanging out outside of work." (in 1129 reviews)
- "good work life balance and having the option to work from home is a plus." (in 1061 reviews)
- "The company has a good culture which can be seen in coworkers around the firm." (in 993 reviews)
- "The pay is good and is higher than similar telephone sales jobs in the area." (in 814 reviews)
- "long hours and sometimes not a lot of work to fill up the time until much later in the day" (in 691 reviews)
- "Middle management is poor but are selected strategically so the top are protected from them." (in 597 reviews)
- "life Balance and extended working hours" (in 393 reviews)
- "good employees are often lumped with bad managers and it takes forever to fix the problem." (in 358 reviews)
- "time with senior management and more aligned to actual performance on d job." (in 108 reviews)
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- 4.05 Sept 2020Data AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Company has great benefits & is very progressive in the types of benefits that are offered.
Still a bank and the bottom line is always priority
- 4.021 Jan 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great benefits in terms of 401k match and medical. Vacation is ok at starting at 3 weeks leave and 2 weeks paternal paid off
Harsh work environment as everyone is competitive and compensation is not entirely performance based.
- 4.016 Jul 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
I loved working with my team. There was minimal micro managing if you are doing your job well and not fooling around. Benefits are great and very pleased with the 401k plan. Also very convenient to be able to visit a nurse in the same building you work at and it’s covered by the company. My team had a great group of people working there and I miss them! I can’t speak for other teams, but my team rocked. Also, it looks great to have chase on your resume if you want a career in the financial industry.
There are so many lay offs happening at Chase. The way they choose who to lay off is very political and not always by performance. I wish chase could somehow prevent this from happening because they are notorious for lay offs. Also, it would nice to have more snacks or meals available to staff like most large companies are starting to do for their staff.
- 3.09 Feb 2011Technology AnalystCurrent Employee
The company has many plus sides to be employed as a technologist. The first of which are the vacation times allotted per employee. Technologists are generally given 4 weeks right out of the gate when they join the company. I don't know if that is the case anymore, but it can always be negotiated in the initial hiring process. Additionally, the company provides a very flexible workplace experience, technologist's are often involved in pilot programs that improve the day to day work experience. As such, luxuries such as working from home via remote connections, signing up for virtual workstations that can be accessed anywhere, and blackberry adoption are encouraged. The benefits that are offered to the employee are great and provide coverage for pretty much anything you can ask for. The system also allows for modifications to benefits when life events such as marriage and childbirth occur so you can easily adapt it to changes in your life. With the employer being a large financial institution, your 401k organization is generally very well explained with a great management system that allows you to allocate money to funds at your whim. Additionally, the company will match your contributions up to a certain percentage. Granted this only occurs if the company is doing well. The work culture here provides for a very diverse experience. People have been and will always be very accepting, cordial and professional with you. I have never had or seen a conflict in the office that was not resolved quickly or with either party feeling bitter or resentful of the outcome. The bottom line is that JPMorgan Chase is a globally recognized brand, as such, attaching the name and experience to a resume gives you instant recognition in casual conversation and helps your resume stand out should you choose to search for a new job.
The good talking points above also come with a significant amount of bad aspects as well. Unfortunately the biggest drawback to employment here is found in your advancement and compensation process. The system works on a yearly 3 point scale of either meeting, exceeding, or lacking in your performance goals. Only technologists who rate in the exceeds category can stand any chance of raise that gives the employee an improvement in their consumer purchasing power while the rest of the employees will get a minor pay increase that will possibly cover the cost of inflation over the year. Cash bonuses generally are small for technologists as they don't bring revenue into the bank and therefore shouldn't be a deciding factor when you choose to work there, no matter what any recruiter says. Now this ratings system may sound like a fair process, and in theory it is, in practice however it is not. Only ten percent of the entire bank's population of 180-200k employees can get the rating that puts them into a chance to make more money. The process of identifying and placing those employees into the categories is also a purely political process. Placement is often decided by management levels that are several above yours, thus putting your fate into the hands of someone who you most likely never interact with beyond saying "Hello, how are you?" to at Christmas holiday parties. The end result is that the ratings that are desirable tend to go to the supporting employees that directly report to the executives that decide the ratings as they have the most daily interaction with them. This is a broken system that has been acknowledged as such by several senior managers, however, no real action beyond streamlining the current process is being done to correct the system. The end result leads to many talented and hardworking employees that are left in the cold over the years that have left many demoralized to the process and untrusting of management when year end review time comes. Aside from the big pain point listed above, there are always the nuisances that come from working with a large corporation: . Bureaucratic red tape: could be used to decorate the halls for every holiday and there would be plenty left over afterward to use as toilet paper. Your going to need a form for everything you do. Reliance on cheap offshore labor: from a bottom line standpoint, it makes sense, cheap labor provides a lower operating cost. However, the companies that are contracted have high turnover rates and in the technology realm you cant rely on keeping your contacts for long. Gatekeeper Employees: this term is used to describe the large number of employees that have built processes or permissions solely around themselves to ensure job security. This is especially bad in the technology realm, you will be working with one or two subject matter experts per application. Unqualified Employees: this happens more than one would expect. Often a technology role will not be filled with an employee with much technology experience or none at all. This is a "filler" employee that tends to do an adequate job after a large ramp up time but does not bring much to the table. Office Space moments: yes, this is a reference to the movie that lambasted corporate America. You will have moments that will mirror this movie directly, there's no avoiding it.3
- 4.027 Jan 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Company offers great benefits as well as vacation days are mandatory three weeks per year! Plus paid personal and and sick days!!
Moving up within the company takes time.
- 2.07 Jul 2021Compliance AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Flexible with days and time off Decent amount of paid time off Nice coworkers
Benefits are not great considering that it’s one of the biggest banks in the world This particular department is clicky and you can’t get promoted unless you’re golfing with one of the higher ups on weekends, a good friend or a family member Upper management are arrogant liars and not sincere and give you the run around and no straight answer to anything regarding promos and org changes. They make it like they care about your future and job but they clearly don’t Constant nagging over your numbers and how much work you submit. They Preach quality is more important than quantity than micromanage and whine if you submit a low number for a day Upper management is clueless on how much work they dump on us daily Your day is never an 8 hour day and they expect you to work later hours when we are salaried and don’t get OT Grossly underpaid, we basically get paid lower just to work for the name The office is lame. We have no drawers and they expect us to lug all of our stuff back and forth to the office when most of us have an hour or longer commute on the train and subway Org changes are immediate with no warning such as demoting a bunch of people to consolidate the department