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Three things you didn’t know about working at J.P. Morgan

Category: J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, with origins dating back more than 200 years. Today it serves clients in more than 100 countries and employs over 260,000 staff.

The business is well-known for its core principle of putting its clients’ interests first. Alongside this, the company has become a leading light in promoting an inclusive and rewarding work environment for its staff. It also works to operate responsibly on a community level. Here are three things you might not know about working at J.P. Morgan.

1. Business Resource Groups

J.P. Morgan works hard to ensure it fosters a culture of inclusivity across the business. Its Business Resource Groups provide support, internal career advancement, awareness and appreciation across a broad range of employer communities. These include:

  • NextGen – Serves as a forum for recent university graduates by providing professional development and mobility resources for early career professionals
  • VETS (Voices for Employees that Served) - Serves as a forum for military veterans, retirees, reservists, National Guard, military alumni and their supporters that focuses on the contributions that military veterans make to the firm and the community.
  • PRIDE - Engages and supports LGBT employees and allies, and helps management continue to promote an inclusive environment within the firm.
  • Working Families Network - Open to all employees, with an aim to promote knowledge sharing and provide networking opportunities to support employees with work and family integration.
  • AsPIRE (Asians & Pacific Islanders Reaching for Excellence) - Enhances the professional development of employees of Asian heritage.
  • Adelante – Promotes professional development and leadership opportunities for Hispanic and Latino employees.
  • BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership Development) - Provides employees, and specifically those of African descent, with an empowering environment that focuses on professional and personal development in support of the company's business goals and initiatives.
  • Women on the Move Interactive Network - Provides access to the tools that enable the successful, development, advancement and retention of women at all levels of the firm
  • Access Ability – Membership is open those affected by disabilities, care for people with disabilities, or are interested in disability issues

2. Career Development

J.P. Morgan is committed to ensuring its employees reach their full potential. The company provides internships, undergraduate programs and MBAs for those at an early stage of their career.

The business also offers many ways for employees at higher levels to connect with and learn from each other. Its training and development programs are designed to foster continued career development and mentorship. Programmes like Women on the Move and Advancing Black Leaders offer access to tools that enable successful development and advancement. The groups also provide invaluable networking and professional opportunities.

3. Corporate Responsibility

J.P. Morgan understands that as a business it has a massive corporate responsibility. It works to create lasting impact in our communities and give everyone a chance to move up the economic ladder.

To achieve this mission, the firm is focused on four key drivers of inclusive growth. These are:

  • Jobs and Skills – “Leveraging our core businesses”
  • Financial Health – Providing skills and expertise, fostering collaboration
  • Small Business Expansion – Building capacity
  • Neighbourhood Revitalization – Investing philanthropic capital, delivering data and analysis


J.P. Morgan recognises that tackling discrimination is more than just following the law. Its initiatives and company culture show a real commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace environment. If you’d like to join them, start your job search here today.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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