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BNP Paribas Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

Interviewed at BNP Paribas

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews. First with 2 analysts, second with a lf associate and analyst. Not much tech, mostly behavioral/fit.

Interview Question – tell me about some of the products we offer.   Answer Question


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Operations Rotational Analyst Interview

Operations Rotational Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BNP Paribas in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through career services on campus. One phone interview lasting about 30 minutes with two directors. Mostly behavioral. After that, went on to the superday at the New York office. It consisted of four interviews, all 2 on 1. A few technical questions involving derivatives, but nothing too crazy. Received the offer the same day.

Interview Question – Describe the ins and outs of a call option   Answer Question


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Fixed Income Interview

Fixed Income
UC Berkeley, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BNP Paribas in June 2010.

Interview Details – Good planning, pleasant to deal with HR and technical resources. Questions hard, but the interviewee is helped to get through them and provide his or her best answer.

Interview Question – Details about interest rate derivatives, theory and practice.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation, as it was an internship.


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Easy Interview

Executive Assistant Interview

Executive Assistant
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BNP Paribas in January 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was pretty easy...more about the job and basically verifiying that I can deliever. It took a few weeks to get a call back. I interviewed with 4 individuals.

Interview Question – There were no difficult question, I suppose because it was probably a temp to hire and not direct hire.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Since it was through an agency, there was not negotiation


1 person found this helpful

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Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst
Miami, FL

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BNP Paribas in July 2009.

Interview Details – Very smooth and laid back. Everyone was very friendly and professional.

Interview Question – Very easy and predictable questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – BNP ended up offering 15 % more and I accepted the position.


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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BNP Paribas in May 2010.

Interview Details – After an initial contact, since I was in France at the moment of my application, the company proceded with a series of phone interviews. The interviews were not technical, what was evaluated was my motivation and my language skills. After a first round, a background check was made (since I needed to apply for a Visa) and a 1:1 interview via Skype with my future boss finalized the process. After I was accepted, as part of the recruitment process a drug test was made.

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Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales & Trading Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BNP Paribas in February 2011.

Interview Details – Interview was all fit based. No brainteasers or market questions. The most important part was being able to sell yourself. I interviewed with two guys from Prime Brokerage. To prepare for your interview though, you should still know all your market info, basic math, and obviously your fit answers. The interview depends heavily on the person that is interviewing you (i.e. trader = market questions).

Interview Question – Why should I choose you over the other 9 candidates that I just interviewed?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary is competitive.


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Fixed Income Analyst Interview

Fixed Income Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BNP Paribas in March 2010.

Interview Details – First round interview, the MD I interviewed with asked me about digital options. Since I come from a non-finance background, he wanted to see how quickly I can pick up information and apply them. Second round, I interviewed with 4 people. Some questions involved short/long positions, how the market is doing, and what is going on in the markets lately.

Interview Question – What is an option? What is a digital option?   Answer Question


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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BNP Paribas in July 2010.

Interview Details – I got the interview call through a Recruiter.

I first had a phone interview and then I was invited onsite where I met 4 people, 3 technical and 1 pseudo-technical/HR.

The whole process lasted for 4 hours and had questions on C++, multithreading, projects on my resume and questions about basic finance and low latency.

Interview Question – Implement a thread safe queue con-formant to POSIX APIs and specification. There are multiple readers and writers indefinitely reading/writing from/into the queue.   View Answer


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BNP Paribas in January 2007.

Interview Details – initial phone internview + met about 4 managers, they asked me about my work experience and then about financial industry terms like options, greeks etc
They asked me in particular about the data elements of options and structured products. apart from that some other questions were on corporate actions, back office and compliance experience

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Negotiation Details – pretty easy, they asked me for a number and accepted....they have a very good relocation package

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