What does ‘Senior Associate’ mean in terms of level at JP Morgan? Associate sounds junior but from the description they’re looking for experience of certain methods, processes and tools with experience leading streams of work.

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It’s like a (senior) manager (but not a SM). Banks are (for IB) Analyst (3 yrs) Associate (3-4) VP Director MD VP you stop being a process monkey and most never make it past VP. Senior associate is probably akin to being 1 or 2 years away from being a VP so you should be structuring things on your own having the foresight to understand what your boss wants etc atleast showing these traits if not being able to do them


Generally senior associate isn’t a designated title more of an internal thing (banking is very hierarchical) I’ve never seen someone’s title be “ senior associate” you just know who is and who isn’t

Just Google the grade structure. Why are you asking here...

Don’t you think I tried a google? All I can find is salaries, not expected years of experience or what progression looks like.

Associate is split into two bandings. Insecure people retitle themselves as senior associate once they move to the upper banding. It corresponds to 5-8 years experience.

It varies significantly by division, function, and region. I'm assuming you're interviewing so these are the questions you should be asking in the later stages.

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