Hi I have an unofficial interview with an executive director at JP Morgan IBD in NYC.
I wanted to ask about what the culture is like and what kind of people they look for in new hires. I've heard that people who work there tend to be pretty chill but do work and play hard as well.
JP Morgan Chase Corporate Culture - New York City
Generally speaking, our users spoke very highly of the culture at JPM. The culture was described as laid back, supportive, and full of nice people.
Overall, I think they have a great culture. Everyone I know is very laid back and easy to talk to. I have also met enough people to know that while everyone is very nice and helpful you can still find your "tribe"---whether it is more quantitative or more socially gregarious.
Can't speak for the NY office, but my impression of JPM as a whole is that they tend to hire people whom they think will stay for the long run... and they also treat you that way (i.e. they don't make your life that miserable because they don't want you to leave). That may have been just my experience though.
Nothing but good things from my experiences. Had a friend who just summered there and said that most people are relatively calm and not harsh when bringing up any mistakes you've made, will go out of their way to help you out, etc. Met a few analysts and associates and they all seemed like cool people (and I would not say the same for every analyst at other firms I've met).
However, not all experiences have been positive.
I don't know where these commentators are getting their stories from but from what I know, JPM NY culture is terrible. Almost 70% of their summer associate class from my school turned down their offers because they hated their summer experiences there. They have also pissed off a lot of people on campus because of their bizarre recruiting practices (their obsession with touch points is just way out of the ordinary and borderline scary). The reputation is so bad, that I know someone who turned down a JPM offer for a MM firm.
You can read more about JP Morgan Chase on the Wall Street Oasis Company Database.
Read More About JPM on WSO
- JP Morgan Private Bank - Compensation Ladder & Lifestyle?
- J.P. Morgan Group Selection
- JP Morgan Junior Investment Banking Analyst Program
Preparing for Investment Banking Interviews?
The WSO investment banking interview course is designed by countless professionals with real world experience, tailored to people aspiring to break into the industry. This guide will help you learn how to answer these questions and many, many more.