BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas Reviews in France

462 Reviews
3.3
462 Reviews
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really friendly place to work with a great approach to work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • Good working environment with colleagues who are very willing to guide me along when I was in doubt (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Not enough people to perform the necessary work; not a good work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior management doesn't acknowlege you if you don't have a title (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    La banque d'investissement - prop. division commerciale: peu de personnes compétentes - atmosphère malsaine Investment banking - prop. trading division : few competent people - unhealthy atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proprietary Trader in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Proprietary Trader in Paris (France)

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Certaines activités sont situés à Paris.

    44 jours de vacances avec un contrat français

    Some activities are located in Paris.
    44 days of vacation with a french contract.

    Cons

    L'indemnité n'est pas alignée sur celle des concurrents et est lié à la durée du service plutôt qu'à la perf.

    Très peu de responsables compétents. Très peu de motivation au sein des équipes de soutien.

    Beaucoup de contraintes sur le plan commercial: de nombreuses procédures internes inutiles après-ventes l'existence de mandats.

    Trop de testostérone sur le terrain commercial: le stress inutile+ culture malsaine + environnement sexiste ...

    Compensation not in line with competitors and related to length of service rather than perf.
    Very few competent managers. Very little motivation in support teams.
    Lots of constraints on the trading side : many useless internal after-trades procedures, existence of mandates.
    Too much testosterone on the trading floor : unecessary stress + unhealthy cultur + sexist environment...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lorsque vous payez des cacahuètes, vous avez des singes.

    When you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bonne opportunité de gagner en connaissances sur le groupe, mais dans un environnement inamical et très stressant Great opportunity to learn about the Group, however in an unfriendly and very stressful environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspecteur À L'Inspection Générale in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Inspecteur À L'Inspection Générale in Paris (France)

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Job riche en apprentissage
    Exposition internationale

    learning on the job
    international exposure

    Cons

    Environnement inamical et stressant
    Horaires de travail à rallonge
    Traitement inégale des employés

    unfriendly and very stressful environment
    extensive working hour
    unequal employee treatment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Endroit très select où il faut être meilleur ami avec les bonnes personnes Very clique place where you have to be best friends with key people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Directeur in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Directeur in Paris (France)

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bonne entreprise solide, nom connu, rend bien sur un CV, peut être impitoyable au besoin, bon PDG

    good solid company, well know name, looks good on CV, can be ruthless when needed good ceo

    Cons

    Trop politique - beaucoup de choses faites pour le show - mauvais management. La communication n'est pas professionnelle et la publicité est embarassante. Pas internationale. Tout est basé sur Paris et centré sur Paris. C'est comme si on exportait du camembert et qu'on essayait de faire croire que c'est du cheddar : ça sent français, ça a le goût français et ça ressemble à du français...

    Too political - a lot of things done for show - middle management is poor. Communications team is unprofessional and the advertising is embarassing. Not international - everything is paris based and paris-minded. It is like exporting Camembert and and pretending it is a kraft cheese slice - it looks frenc, tastes french and smells french - get over it..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernisez l'entreprise pour qu'elle devienne une banque internationale, amenez des gens de l'extérieur pour avoir plus de talents

    Modernise the company so that it becomes an international bank, bring in people from the outside to add more talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Une banque commerciale / de détail ; oublions son IBD A retail / commercial bank in general, forget its IBD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Stable
    Acquisitions opportunistes dans l'histoire
    Meilleurs horaires de travail qu'aux États-Unis

    1. Stable;
    2. Opportunistic acquisitions in the history;
    3. Better working hours vs. US peers.

    Cons

    Rien d'exceptionnel, juste de l'IBD basé sur du crédit
    Le salaire est bien en dessous du marché, et ils en sont fiers
    Trop risqué

    1. No real rain-makers, lending based IBD;
    2. Pay significantly under market-level, and is proud of it;
    3. Too risk-averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Montrez moi l'argent ou un vrai potentiel de carrière, sinon BNP Paribas ne peut pas être une banque d'investissement digne de ce nom.

    Show me the money, or real career potential, otherwise BNP Paribas can never be a top IB.

    No opinion of CEO

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