BNP Paribas Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    GECD Summer Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BNP Paribas (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Went through five half-hour interviews back-to-back, and each interviewer had a "category" of questions to ask me (leadership, brainteasers, markets, sales and trading, and just me). Questions included tell me about a time when you motivated someone, what would you invest in, do you want to do sales or trading, basic fit questions). After the interviews I had a negative perception of the firm. Some of the interviewers were very aggressive and shot me questions very quickly, one scrutinized my resume and asked me to explain every single thing on it, and would go very in-depth... my explanations were always followed by "why?" The interviewers didn't do a good job of making me feel comfortable.

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    • When is it ok to postpone a decision?   1 Answer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

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

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    Java Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BNP Paribas (New York, NY) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Technical Interview one on one interview.
    No procedure for the interview, Looking for developers who have finance experience.
    I got the call from reciter. Interview process is very easy if you have finance basics along with java development.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    mostly competency based questions, technical knowledge not so important

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    Operations Rotational Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BNP Paribas (New York, NY) in November 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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  7.  

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BNP Paribas.

    Interview

    Had lunch with the manager, very friendly woman, walked me through my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • How has the cost of finance changed for Latin American companies as the dollar gained on them?   Answer Question
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BNP Paribas (San Francisco, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by their recruiter for the position. I went through:

    1) A screening telephone interview with HR rep.
    2) Telephone interview with hiring manager.
    3) In person interview with hiring manager.

    My last interview with the the hiring manager seemed to go very well. At the end of the interview I was told that one last call would be setup to speak with a division VP.

    I never heard back from the hiring manager or HR rep. After two weeks I emailed the HR rep and have not received a response to date.

    This is the worst possible interview process I've had in my career.

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    Summer Analyst (ECM) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at BNP Paribas (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    First round OCR interview and Superday at their office. On first round, I interview with two different people. On the Superday, I interviewed with 4 people at their office including 4 MDs

    Interview Questions

    • One guy from structured finance with PhD from MIT bombarded me with brain teasers. Most of them were typical ones that you would expect to find from a brain teaser question guide.
      The most difficult/unexpected question that I got from this interview was when an MD asked me to walk through the steps of dealing with an unsatisfied client.
      Other than that... the rest were the typical behavioral and markets questions.
       
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Hiring and Interview process to standard. Phone Interview, In person interviews and management team meeting. All on separate days/period.

    On average the interview process was fair. Nothing difficult at all.

  11. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BNP Paribas in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online - the process took a couple of weeks. Based on my location at the time I had two Skype interviews. Both of the interviews lasted about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were mostly behavioral. However, technical questions included bond valuation, basic market knowledge, and a investment strategy question.   Answer Question

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