Employees Experiences at JPMC

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

The next seven posts (sorry its so long) was my experience at JPMC. It was a letter written to JPMC HR with a little investigation but as I suspected all the employees could not remember or forgot very. Please read and consider all your options when joining JPMC.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

Part 1
Dear Name Omitted,
I would like to take this time to discuss matters that transpired during the Year of 2005. My name is Name Omitted and I was recruited by JPMC from Name Omitted and relocated with my wife and three children ages 11, 7 and 3 respectively to Columbus in February of 2005. I joined the Name Omitted under the direction of Name Omitted as a Senior Manager, who at the time reported to Name Omitted who in turn reported to Name Omitted.

I would like to start by saying that during my employment under the management of Name Omitted was one I can only describe as a reign of terror, mental abuse and sheer un-professionalism.

Let me start with the interview phone interview process Name Omitted conducted. During the interview the standard interview questions were asked and answered, and the general tenor of the interview was quite cordial. After the interview questions were answered and the topic turned to general conversation, the topic of my Irish ethnicity came up. Name Omitted proceeded to insinuate that the “Irish drink a lot” and we should all go out for a drink when I came to town, apart from being taken aback at Name Omitted comment and insinuation, I was not in a position to comment and informed Name Omitted that I really did not drink a lot. Name Omitted having being the hiring manager all I could do was gloss over the comment. After I was hired Name Omitted later informed me that after the conversation during my interview and comment surrounding my ethnicity and drinking, Name Omitted was so nervous and “freaked out”, the she had to call in some of her staff, Name Omitted and Name Omitted into a conference room to discuss what she had said.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

I did accept the position with JPMC under my own free will and thought the comments in the interview were a one off thing. I accepted the position because according to all of my research, JPMC was a world class company to work for and the opportunity presented for growth and advancement was something that I thought would be an excellent opportunity for my career and family.

I moved out to Columbus ahead of my family in the middle of February, leaving them in New Jersey to handle the relocation.

The relocation was a nightmare. First, the relocation package I received in my offer letter, the one we based part of our decision to move to Columbus on, was not the one I was going to receive. This was only communicated to me when I had tendered my resignation with my former company and moved myself to Columbus. This was a major distraction for me as the two packages were entirely different. Second, after a meeting with Name Omitted surrounding the package’s, I was basically told that I should be happy with the wrong package and welcome the opportunity and growth potential presented in the opportunity working for JPMC. After much back and forth it was agreed that the original relocation package would be honored.

Name Omitted orientation to the group was non existent. Apart from receiving an excel spreadsheet with names and numbers of the people I should contact, I received nothing else, that was the extent of the orientation.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

My responsibilities were the Name Omitted. Unfortunately that is not what I actually did for the group during my employment at JPMC. I really was in a lead business analyst role and was responsible for the Name Omitted which was not operational. My responsibilities were to meet with users or potential users and garner requirements and work with the developers who would develop the requirements. My group had the responsibility for testing and training the Name Omitted also. Although I was happy to do whatever Name Omitted requested of me ,none of this was Name Omitted which was my core competency. Since Name Omitted was well aware of my background I assumed she would understand if I had more questions than someone who did have this background. Rather than supporting her new employee with dignity and respect, I was treated as if I were a bug that could be crushed and held at her will. I was not able to lead my team since she undermined ever conversation and decision I made in their presents, she hired and laid off people on my team with out my input or request. I was doomed by the very person who hired me.
During the first weeks at JPMC Name Omitted asked me to put together an approach document surrounding the Name Omitted. Not knowing the business of JPMC, Banking, or any of the key people or their responsibilities, I came from a Name Omitted background, I felt it would take me more time to ramp up and come up to speed. After I delivered the document Name Omitted , all I could say was it was down hill from there. I was informed that my work was sub standard and that this type of work was what she expected from a manager. I was completely on the defensive, scared and to say the least paranoid from approx two weeks after I started till the time I was laid off.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

During my move to Columbus I traveled back to NJ after my house sold ,the day I was physically moving my family to Columbus I received a phone call from Name Omitted again saying my work was sub standard. I had spoken to my wife regarding the suspicion I had surrounding my employment and the treatment I was receiving from Name Omitted and we came to an agreement that I would discuss with Name Omitted and give her the opportunity to allow me to leave JPMC and be released from the relocation commitment. Name Omitted assured me that everything would be OK. I also had to take vacation time to move my family to Columbus. I was not given any time from Name Omitted. In fact I received an email from Name Omitted saying she was concerned with the amount of time I was taking off. “I was moving my family what did Name Omitted expect?”
Break
Over the next several months up to and including the month I was laid off things went from bad to worse. Name Omitted was awarded a two week stay at a consortium for women. Up to and after her stay at the consortium it was referenced many times in public by Name Omitted as a “dike” conference. Everybody laughed, Name Omitted, Name Omitted, Name Omitted, Name Omitted to mention a few. I felt quite ill at ease.

Name Omitted, when she was in the office and not traveling, held weekly one on ones. During the course of our one on ones Name Omitted informed me she would like me to take away all of the responsibilities surrounding asset management that she was carrying as these were my responsibility. I agreed and started to “wean” Name Omitted from the asset management responsibilities she had. After I did not invite Name Omitted to some meetings I was publicly chastised in front of some of my team members and accused of “cutting” Name Omitted out of these meeting when it was originally agreed that she would be taken out of the process.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

I was accused by Name Omitted of telling my staff not to come to her at all with any problems. I did not say that to my staff, I simply said that if there was an issue within the group that I would like to be given the opportunity to address the issue and try to solve it before it got escalated to Name Omitted.
But Name Omitted always took the word of Name Omitted who was on my team, over me.

I was told how to rate my staff. I was told the “expected rating” for each of my team and although Name Omitted in my group did not rate an “exceeds” I was informed what the expected rating for Amy should be. Like wise I was told the “expected rating” for Name Omitted. Name Omitted did not rate a “needs improvement” but I was informed of the “expected rating” to give him.

Name Omitted made fun of Name Omitted on many occasions. In front of me, in front of her team and my staff regarding how Name Omitted pronounced some words. Name ommitted had a habit of pronouncing the words Tampa, data and Name Omitted with an “r” on the end. Name Omitted attributed it to Name omitted from New York and that’s why he miss pronounced words.

Name Omitted likened one of the people on my staff, Name Omitted, to the little woman from the Poltergeist movie because of her size. I was shocked and dismayed to hear such a comment. Again Name Omitted had the power.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

Upon my review I got a needs improvement. I was so stressed and distracted at that point that my health began to fail. My confidence was gone and my moral was shattered. My family suffered tremendously all at the hands of Name Omitted who made the wrong choice when hiring me and mad me pay for it. One person on Name Omitted team was passing blood from the stress that Name Omitted brought to bear. I had never been put into position in the past where I was seen as a sub standard employee. I have always been, and with my new company, seen as a great employee. I can not see how under the direction of one person was I supplied such a different point of view. As I continued to try to meet Name Omitted expectations I knew that unless I became a woman, her good friend and shopped, there was no way this situation would work. Her leadership was inconsistent, promoted lack of trust and was unprofessional. All of these attributes were not apparent to me during the hire process. If they were I would not have accepted the job with the company. I did not have to leave my job, I was taking this job as a career change for long term goals.
To put the icing on the cake, when it was time to be laid off Name Omitted was not there to give me my documentation. Name Omitted was traveling again. Name Omitted took care of it. I was not allowed to finish up my project and I was escorted off of the premises. I had not seen other people laid off by the company treated this way. My co workers were brought into a room and were told not to speak to me. If my position was eliminated and I was laid off how can this be? I believe I was fired, but to cover legal ramifications Chase called this a “lay off”. As a manager in the past I understand that there are demographic as well as other factors that went into a “legal lay off” I am not sure that criteria was used. Name Omitted saw this as an opportunity to let me go without cause and she took it.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

My only questions is why did she wait until we had purchased our home and had completed the relocation process.
If she had only address the issues as a professional we would not had been put in the position of being stuck.

Name Omitted, I was hired as a Name Omitted space responsible for Name Omitted and laid off on December 26th due to merger related activities. I moved my entire life to Columbus, quit a perfectly good job to join JPMC for 10 months employment. I can only imagine how much money was wasted on relocating myself and my family to Columbus. I find it ironic that an institution whose business is financial management would waste so much on my relocation and let me go after 10 months. Something is not right. I was laid because of merger related activities. But I was hired after the merger!. I do not believe my lay off has anything to do with merger related activities and I would venture to guess that if requested the criteria used to establish the lay off was not documented or well thought out. As a result, I am asking is for JPMC to relocate my self and my family back to NJ where we have all of our contacts and family. At the very least this would assist us to not pay further for the demeaning, unprofessional and sickening way we had to live while working for the company.

I would be happy to provide the company documentation to show my physical state of being during this time. We have video to show my throwing up before going to work in fear of seeing Name Omitted. She does not like men, and she certainly created a distain for me which drove her behavior and treatment of me. We are not asking for anymore than to return from the nightmare that was created when we took this job. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

94 months ago

I assure you that everything documented in the letter happened. I have provided with in the body of this letter the names of those people who were present when the situations occurred. I know they all cover for each other unfortunately however I hope their integrity will show through and provide you the truth. I only hope that it will lead to some good and people under Name Omitted rule will not have to go through what I endured.

I look forward to your response.

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Joel in Amityville, New York

94 months ago

If you were being harassed because of the fact that you are a man you should file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:

www.eeoc.gov/types/harassment.html

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Charlie in Stockbridge, Georgia

94 months ago

Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio said: I look forward to your response.

You're an absolute fool if you believe that anyone actually read all of that. Have a problem with self importance there do we?

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Mary in Kingwood, Texas

93 months ago

I read it all. Sorry that you and your family had to endure this. Charlie in Stockbridge you are a jerk.

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Former Employee in Dublin, Ohio

93 months ago

Thanks Mary. Charlie is not worth it.

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Keeping Corporations In America Honest in New York, New York

93 months ago

I read this too - sorry that this happened to you. Speak with Outten and Golden. I am going through a similar situation - it is tough especially when your ex co-workers are told not to communicate with you and you're made to feel like you did something wrong when you haven't. It's the Big Brother world we live in and they are afraid. We need to go through this fire to attest to the truth so that others may not live in fear. Be strong my friend.

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Disgruntled Current Employee in Monroe Township, New Jersey

44 months ago

Every word is true, I am undergoing this same experience today. I have been working at JPMC for 8 months and have been getting the same treatment in NJ under a male boss. EVERY WORD IS TRUE about the culture there. SOUL-Less, Shameless abusers everywehere.

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