GradAustralia surveyed 12 graduates working at J.P. Morgan. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 12 responses.
High salary, graduate training in New York
Fantastic culture, big emphasis on personal growth and plenty of opportunities to take on additional responsibility.
Good support from fellow team members
In my first year with J.P. Morgan I was sent on two international trips as part of my training. We had the opportunity to build an international network and build enduring relationships with my globally located peers.
Endless resources to improve skills and great network of peers.
Extremely long work hours
Overly restrictive company rules surrounding trading outside of work, second businesses etc.
At the very beginning the learning curve could be considered steep.
Hierarchy limits my ability to get exposure to clients.
Working at such a large firm often means long and bureaucratic processes for what sometimes seems like simple tasks.
Depends on the manager - the managers in my team are good mentors and I have never felt shy to ask any questions relating to my development / background behind why we are completing certain work for clients.