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BNP Paribas Reviews in France

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
470 Reviews
3.2
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director 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.  

    review internship at BNP Paribas, paris

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there are : work-life balance, good traning, daily following, full integration in the team and missions, doing real work.
    Interview : normal interview, you take a finance-math test and if you are succeful you take an interview with 2 or 3 of the team members. 40min-1h with each.

    Cons

    Some of the chalenges that I faced while I was working in BNP Paribas in paris were the important missions I was assigned to do.
    I spent 6 months there and I think I learned a lot about banks, front office.
    it is a good internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Change Manager

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate spirit, financial and non financial employee benefits, Internal opportunities

    Cons

    Low wages raises, complex structure, difficult to go up and to leave a position to get a new one within the group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Good active nice cool great

    Cons

    not applicable i don't know

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stage de césure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, responsibilities for juniors/interns

    Cons

    Pas beaucoup d opportunites pour des jeunes graduates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pour quelque chose de stable For something stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Si vous voulez un emploi stable mais c'est compliqué d'évoluer dans cette société

    if you want a stable position but it's complicated to envolve into this company.

    Cons

    Parce que c'est une entreprise internationale

    because it's an international company

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Analyste analyst

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas as a contractor (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    De gros avantages, et beaucoup de vacances (9 mois en France) si bien que l'équilibre travail-vie privé est très bien également.

    great benefits, and a lot of vacation (9 months in France) so work-life balance is great too.

    Cons

    Le salaire initial est bon lorsque vous rejoignez l'entreprise, mais l'évolution est très limitée.

    Organisation centrée sur Paris avec des procédures administratives très lentes

    The initial salary is good when you join the firm, but then evolution is very limited.
    Paris centric organization with very slow administrative processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encouragez les employés à être plus pro-actifs et donnez leur la possibilité d'être créatif, et

    avec cela l'efficacité sera au rendez - vous.

    Encourage employee to be more pro-active and give them opportunity to be creative, and
    with that will come efficiency.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Expérience intéressante bien que pas optimale Interesting experience although not optimal

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Équilibre vie professionnelle / personnelle, atmosphère amicale la plupart du temps

    Balance work/personal life, friendly atmosphere most of the tilme

    Cons

    Salaire et fausse mobilité internationale puisque vous devez démissionner avant de rejoindre l'organisation de destination, bien que ce soit une partie du même Groupe. Incroyable.

    Salary and fake international mobility since you need to resign before joining the destination organization, although part of the same Group. Unbelievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Alignez vos salaires et mesurez les objectifs atteints avec les motivations associées. Vous pouvez en faire plus ou moins, même traitement. Ne ment pas sur la mobilité internationale ou les opportunités.

    Align your salaries and measure reached objectives with associated incentives. You can do more or less, same treatment. Don't lie on international mobility or opportunities.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aucun avancement de carrière et manque d'opportunités pour les développeurs de logiciels. No career growth and lack of Opportunities for Software Developers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stagiaire Développeur Logiciel in Montreuil, Ile-de-France (France)
    Former Employee - Stagiaire Développeur Logiciel in Montreuil, Ile-de-France (France)

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Le salaire des stagiaires est en général élevé, travail de 9 à 5, heures de travail flexibles, environnement de travail détendu. Beaucoup d'activités organisés par les stagiaires après le travail.

    Salary for Interns are generally high, 9 to 5 job, flexible working hours, relaxed work environment. Lot of After work fun activities organised by Interns.

    Cons

    Manque de mentalité internationale, la langue française est obligatoire, plus d'accentuation sur la communication et la relation entre stagiaire et directeur, sale politique.

    Lack of International mindset, French language is mandatory to work, more emphasis on Intern-personal communication & relationship with managers, Dirty politics.
    If you are an aspiring manager with no skills and lots of patience, this company will serve your needs. Caution: Installing a software/IDE/Version control in your system can take up to 6 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apprenez à gérer les développeurs de logiciels.

    Learn how to manage software developers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Super endroit pour apprendre mais pas pour évoluer, culture très bureaucratique. Great place to learn, not to develop, very bureaucratic culture

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 5 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Des compétences techniques solides sur tous les aspects de ce domaine, des employeurs convenables surtout d'un point de vue social, et des bénéfices plus hauts que la moyenne.

    Very solid technical skills thoughout the business lines, very decent employers froma social perspective with better than average benefits

    Cons

    Très bureaucratique, mauvais management, aucune originalité

    Super bureaucratic, poor management, zero capacity to think outside of the box

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Renouveler l'encadrement, arrêter de promouvoir le même genre de personnes encore et encore... Le manque de diversité dans la direction laisse la désagréable impression d'une culture d'entreprise qui ne cherche qu'à recréer ce qu'elle a toujours fait, ce

    Renew management, stop promoting the same type of people over and over again...not enough diversity at the top promotes an unpleasant "lets do what we have always done " type of culture. very boring after a couple years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bon pour l'exposition mais trop bureaucratique et rigide Good for exposure but too bureaucratic and rigid

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas as an intern (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Grosse banque avec de large ressources et des équipes de soutien, très bonne exposition en terme de travail effectué et des équipes et départements différents.

    Big bank with wide resources and support teams, very good exposure at entry level in terms of work done and different teams and departments.

    Cons

    C'est très bureaucratique et les choses bougent vraiment lentement ce qui peut devenir frustrant par moments. Les ressources humaines sont trop utiles en termes de développement salarial.

    Its very bureaucratic where things move very slowly which can get very frustrating at times. Human resources are too helpful in terms of employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faites disparaître la trop grande hiérarchie et investissez du temps et des ressources dans le développement des employés.

    Do away with too much hierarchy and invest time and resources in employee development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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