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Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    3.9
  • The Culture
    3.4

Role Description

Daily, weekly and monthly fund accounting, creating client reports, liaising with traders and portfolio managers, ad-hoc project work.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Overall I had a good experience at JP Morgan. I learnt a huge amount in the year I was there and was well rewarded for it. I really liked the people that I was working with and felt that they valued me as an individual.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone was extremely supportive and helpful and are willing to give up their time to help you. I feel that because I was given a lot of responsibility, I was valued even more by my fellow colleagues.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had both a team leader and a team manager whom were very open and made time to meet up with me on a regular basis to catch up. My buddy was also very good to chat to informally. Was also assigned a mentor, however I only met once with him as he was from a different area of the business.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I went from being very busy and work late into the evenings to having nothing to do and asking my colleagues for work. I would have preferred more consistency, although in the free time I was able to complete my project and put more time and effort into it.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was working on very large client accounts as well as liaising with senior management in operations and asset management. Although i wasn’t given full responsibility of the projects that I was working on, I was given a significant amount of work to do which was key to the success of the project.

    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 think my work ethic has greatly improved as well as my technical knowledge from being so directly involved in a financial institution, i'm sure this will aid me in my final year at uni.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Generally the atmosphere was really nice and friendly, however there were a number of redundancies whilst I was there in my team and across JP Morgan. I didn't think they were handled particularly well but its something you should be aware of if you’re interested in working in a bank.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The programme was well set up with 4 performance reviews over the year to get feedback. There were also networking events as well however more were organised whilst the summer interns were around.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was allowed to go on a number of training courses to improve my commercial knowledge and professional skills such as communication course, intro to investment management and diversity conferences.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Healthcare from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Times are tough at the moment and I'm waiting to hear back whether I've been accepted on the grad programme. Regardless, the placement is a great opportunity to impress and JP Morgan is brilliant for your CV.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There is a big placement programme (around 40 in my year) and there were some social events organised by JP Morgan, mostly in the summer. There's usually a good crowd up for a beer on a Thursday/Friday after work as well.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home but the cost of living/travelling are very expensive in central London, however this is reflected in the salary.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There’s always somewhere to go in London and so you’re never out of ideas. A favourite past time that I enjoyed with my colleagues was to go to the theatre.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • All the interns were able to take part in community team work day, where you get a day paid at work to help on a community project. This was a great way to socialise with the other interns and get out of the office for a day. There are also lots of sports clubs and a gym based at JP Morgan you can join.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Banking/Finance

12th October 2009


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