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Application Process & Interviews at J.P. Morgan
- Average rating for Recruitment, based on 13 reviews8.2 / 10
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Easy to apply and rigorous but fair interview process
Phone interview, group assessment (working together with other applicants), individual interview
Two online assessments, phone interview, followed by a group interview then one on one interview
Standard online assessments then interview rounds with both junior and senior staff.
1) Online application 2) Telephone interview with two senior bankers (technical / behavioral) 3) In-person interview with three senior bankers (technical / behavioral) 4) Case study interview with other candidates
There is an online application, online assessment, in-person assessment center and interview.
Standard investment banking process with case studies, assessment centres, interviews and the like
Simple and smooth process
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
First two online assessments were mathematical assessments and character assessments. Phone interview involved broad questions such as "why do you want to work for J.P. Morgan?" and "What areas of technology are you interested in?" Group interview involved a case study followed by group discussion and presentation to come up with a solution for the case problem. The final one on one interview involved an extensive character discussion, strength and weaknesses, interests and approach to various work hypothetical scenarios.
Questions regarding my personal background and fundamental knowledge of financial markets.
Questions included why I want to work for J.P. Morgan, why I want to work in investment banking, what I thought J.P. Morgan's strategy was in Australia
Mainly behavioral questions with some technical during the case study
Lots of variety, a few technical, financial and a few on the softer skills (teamwork, leadership and communication)
Range of personality and technical questions
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Read up on emerging technology trends having an impact on the finance industry. Research the company, have a clear and concise understanding of why you would want to work for this company, what would you hope to achieve.
Be prepared as it is easy to pick candidates who aren't ready to tackle simple questions. Contact employees at the firm to better understand what is expected of candidates.
Make sure to read the news / follow market trends - Speak to someone in the role that you know, and perhaps don't know (at networking events) to gauge whether this is really the right role for you
Don't be shy to showcase your personality - it's what differentiates you as a person and makes you irreplaceable by a robot.
Study up on the company, what are our goals and objectives? Where do we do business? How have we been performing? Make sure you demonstrate competence and confidence throughout your candidacy.