Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    3.9
  • The Culture
    2.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The internship was a very enjoyable experience. I had a positive experience with everyone I worked with. We were made to feel valued as interns and the Campus Recruitment team put a lot of effort into making sure our internship was both useful and enjoyable. There was a good mix of work activities and also social events run by J.P. Morgan employees. We were also given lots of opportunities to learn about the work environment and culture at J.P. Morgan, and how it would be if we were to receive a graduate offer.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt valued by colleagues. We were given multiple managers, as well as both a Junior and Senior mentor - so there was always someone to seek advice from if you had a problem or were stuck on how to complete work. There was a very strong point made about the value of interns to the firm. We were made to feel as though our ideas mattered and added value. We had the opportunity to hear talks and have Q&A sessions with people from all levels of seniority - even CEO Jamie Dimon - which makes you feel an important part of the organisation if these people are willing to take time out of their busy days!

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • We were given multiple managers, a project advisor, and both a Junior and Senior mentor - so there was always someone to seek advice from if you had a problem or were stuck on how to complete work. Weekly meetings with both managers and both senior mentors were had. Everyone cared about how we were getting on in the internship, and making sure we were making the most out of it. We were given feedback by our managers at weekly intervals - all of which was constructive and helped me to develop over the course of the internship.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Interns were busy on a daily basis. Towards the beginning of the internship, days consisted of orientation activities and meeting other interns, managers and mentors. As the internship progressed, intern's calendars had more free space to plan work ourselves with our intern team. We also were encouraged to fill time not working with networking sessions with employees of J.P. Morgan to get a deep understanding of the teams and divisions within the company. There was always a full-packed day but not so much that you were overloaded.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Due to the virtual nature of the internship, I gathered it was different from how the internship would've been conducted had we been on site. For that reason I believe the responsibility we had was less as we weren't able to be doing 'Business As Usual' work. However, we were able to work on our own projects with our team. We were expected to meet and produce work with some guidance from our managers and project advisors. Given the circumstances under which we completed the internship, I think we were given as much self-sufficiency and responsibility as we really could have been.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I developed so much over the course of the internship. We received a large amount of training on the banking sector and financial regulation which was very useful. We also received training in excel and presentations. We not only had mandatory trainings to complete both before and during the internship, we also had access to a large variety of trainings on JPM's own learning page. Access to all of these resources was invaluable to progressing skills and knowledge. I developed team skills which I will use in my degree and beyond. The communication skills I learned around email etiquette and reaching out to people in the firm for networking was something I had never had a chance to practice before, and I know will come in useful in the business environment when I graduate. Finally, time management skills was an area I developed massively over the course of the internship. Balancing meetings, work, social events and networking was challenging at the beginning but it taught me how to organise my calendar and prioritise tasks.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • We weren't in the office as it was a virtual internship, but the atmosphere was still good, especially among the intern team I worked in.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship was very well organised and structured. We had a daily intern agenda and also an outlook calendar. We had many introduction sessions and Q&A's, as well as a balanced amount of social interactions and meetings with managers, teams and mentors. Campus Recruitment put a massive effort into structuring our program and organising activities for us even though it was all virtual. We knew details of the induction week before we arrived which was useful too.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The firm invested huge amounts of time into the interns. We had many employees managing and providing advice to us throughout the duration of the internship. The sheer number of talks and people who were willing to network with interns showed us how much they valued talking to us and wanted to invest time in speaking with us. They invested a lot in making sure we were completing training. We had personal and business goals to work towards throughout the internship, and we were assessed to make sure we received feedback to develop us personally and professionally.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Working from home

    Healthcare/Dental

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Future employment prospects within the organisation are very appealing. It seems there are a lot of opportunities within J.P. Morgan as it is such a huge company with a global reach. Many employees we spoke to had been at the company for 15+ years as the opportunities to move within the company were so vast they didn't need to move companies. Opportunities to move across countries seemed very achievable too. The company culture was very appealing.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • All the fellow interns I met were friendly. We had the most interaction with our intern team due to the virtual nature of the internship. Also as a consequence of this we weren't able to meet as many interns one-on-one as we would perhaps have had the opportunity to do in person, but Campus Recruitment still made sure we had virtual quizzes and social activities to meet as many other interns as possible. Very good.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cant comment was virtual

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Cant comment was virtual

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work. Firstly, the Business Resource Groups at JPM are similar to university societies set-up where people can meet other people with similar interests and goals to themselves. Secondly, voluntary and charity work is highly encouraged at JPM. We participated in a volunteering afternoon on our internship, and also completed a work related charity project. Finally, there were multiple quiz evenings to participate in outside of the work hours to meet other interns.

    3/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

South East

November 2020


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