Corporate Analyst at J.P. Morgan

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£28,000 - £29,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Banking/Finance Business Analytics Business Intelligence Business Management Corporate Law Customer Service Design Financial Management Human Resources

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8.2/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

Corporate Analyst Development Program

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The people in the company are supportive and enjoyable to work with. The projects I was given were challenging. I felt valued as an employee.

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

The team I worked with were very easy to get along with. They were all very friendly. During the time I spent in the team, there were a number of social events out of work that built stronger relationships. This translated to feeling a valued employee at the office.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I had weekly half-hour catch-ups with my manager to check-in with my progress. All discussions were very transparent so I always knew where I stood in terms of progression. Evidently, this is dependent on the manager but I feel this is a general theme across the company.

The only area in which guidance lacked was with the recruitment team. On occasion, there were mixed messaged concerning progression from intern to graduate.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Most of the time, I was kept busy with project work. I was never overworked, for example, I always had a good break for lunch and never stayed in the office later than 5:30pm.

In the beginning, there were more times when I had little work to do. However, it became easier as I built relationships with my team to ask for additional work.

9/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

The tasks I was given in the beginning were simpler but no less important - the impact was clear. However, as I proved myself by producing good work, I was tested more and more.

In such a company, there will always be menial tasks to do. I was assigned some of these on occasion but I was also given difficult work that provided exposure to various areas of financial services.

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Academically, I study a degree unrelated to financial services, so the knowledge I gained may not be directly applicable. However, the soft skills that I developed during this time are invaluable.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly and reasonably calm. It occasionally became quite loud but not to such an extent that it made concentration difficult. If anything, this added to an underlying buzz in the office.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The internship was very well organized via the internal online calendar. From the first day the interns arrived, there were various program-specific events already in the diary.

9/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The company was clearly very invested in the development of the interns. J.P. Morgan brought in external companies to provide training in areas that they believed would benefit us during our time there, e.g. Excel workshop.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
9/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

The company aims to hire graduates from the existing pool of interns. This was made clear to us from the offset - we were valued employees. The graduate program corresponds to the specific internship program you're on. These programs are paid very well and are a great way to kick-start a career.

Ultimately, I was offered a place on the graduate program upon finishing my final year of university.

5/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The company organized (and paid for) various intern events. These were a load of fun and let us gel as a group.

These events usually included the graduate cohort too. This was great to get to know some previous interns and socialize with others of similar age.

5/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Edinburgh is reasonably expensive in terms of rent, eating out, socializing etc. Additionally, the office is out of the city centre so there is an associated travel cost.

However, the company does give each intern an extra sum with their first month's salary to help with the costs.

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Edinburgh has incredile nightlife - there's a scene for every personality.

Additionally, the Fringe runs throughout August. The interns took full advantage of the incredible festival.

9/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

J.P. Morgan has Business Resource Groups which give employees the opportunity to volunteer in the local area.

8/10

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