BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas Reviews in France

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Salaire correct pour un stage d'été, collègues agréables Decent salary for a summer internship, nice coworkers

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - facile

    - peu fatigant

    - collègues agréables

    - chef sympathique

    - easy
    - not exhausting
    - nice coworkers
    - nice boss

    Cons

    - ennuyeux, peu de choses à faire en été

    - quelques clients très peu sympathiques

    - boring, very few things to do in summer
    - some customers are really not nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrêtez d'utiliser Windows XP et Internet Explorer 6.5 - nous sommes en 2013

    Stop using windows XP and Internet explorer 6.5 it's 2013

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    remarquable great

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Professionnel

    Dévoué

    Serviable

    Grand penchant et environnement d'application

    professional
    dedicated
    helpful
    great leaning and application environment

    Cons

    Problème de langage qui n'était pas digne d'un environnement international

    language prob as not so international ambience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Structuration interne. Intern structuring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Travailler avec des personnes très talentueuses et hautement qualifiées.

    Work with very talented and highly technical persons

    Cons

    Pas d'embauche au front office de GECD pour le moment.

    no hiring in front office of GECD for the moment

  6.  

    Expérience enrichissante. Worthwhile experience

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Environnement de travail multiculturel.
    Reconnaissance de la marque - SIFI.
    Programmes en place pour la mobilité interne.

    Multicultural work environment
    Brand name recognition - SIFI
    Internal mobility programs in place

    Cons

    Aucun commentaire négatif pouvant être révélé.

    No negative comments that can be disclosed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Davantage d'opportunités pour les candidats en milieu de carrière.

    more job opportunities for mid-career candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Structure financière de BNP Paribas, beaucoup de gens intelligents, management dans la moyenne. BNP Paribas Structured Finance, a lot smart people, average management

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    D'après mon expérience (des structures financières), la qualité du personnel des bureaux européens est très bon, l'ambiance de travail est assez sympa et les heures de travail sont comparables à d'autres banques d'investissement. La position de leader en

    In my experience (structured finance), staff quality of the european offices is very good, working atmosphere is fairly friendly and working hours are comparable to other BB Investment Banks. Leading position in Europe makes for interesting projects and A-list clients.
    Juniors are usually quickly involved in all aspects of transactions making a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Les conditions de rémunération de BNP Paribas sont généralement en dessous du marché pour des postes juniors et intermédiaires.

    Étant très grande, l'organisation des processus internes sont assez lourds et bureaucratiques.

    La mobilité interne est faible et la progression de carrière peut être lent (encore avec les séquelles de la crise financière, ce qui est probablement vrai pour beaucoup de grandes banques d'affaires et d'investissements).

    Un management de qualité n'est pas vraiment recherché, il en résulte une gestion de niveau moyen (parfois médiocre).

    BNP Paribas' compensation packages are generally below market for junior and mid-level positions.
    Being a very large organization internal processes are fairly cumbersome and bureaucratic.
    Internal mobility level is low and career path can be slow (although with the after effects of the financial crisis it is probably true of many large corporate/investments banks.
    Management qualities are not really valued, resulting in average (sometimes poor) mid-level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    L'évaluation des performances et les promotions devraient mieux prendre compte des capacités de management, une évaluation à 180 ° bénéficierait grandement à l'organisation.

    Accroître la mobilité interne pour réduire le turnover et aligner les salaires s

    Performance evaluation and promotions should better account for management abilities, 180° evaluation would greatly benefit the organization
    Increase internal mobility to reduce turnover and align salaries with market benchmarks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Institution conservatrice, mais compétente. Conservative but competent institution

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 10 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Grand groupe engagé dans toutes sortes d'activités ;

    Qualité de travail élevée ;

    Exigeante éthique dans le travail.

    Big group engaged in all sorts of business
    High working standards
    Demanding work ethic

    Cons

    Approche conservatrice dans toute chose ;

    Temps de travail élevé ;

    Très centrée sur l'Europe.

    Conservative approach in everything
    Long hours
    Very Euro-centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhère à des valeurs plus modernes et promeut la méritocratie.

    Embrace more modern values and promote meritocracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Support informatique IT Support

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Très bon suivi de carrière, des gens ouverts et plein d'opportunités

    Great career follow up, open minded and plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Grande différence entre le secteur informatique et le secteur commercial

    Hight distinction between IT and Business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Spécialiste de structure financière - Atout & Acquisition financière Structured Finance specialist - Asset & Acquisition Finance

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Qualité de vie, premier intervenant en Europe, gestion expérimentée

    Quality of life, leading European player, Experienced Management

    Cons

    Rémunération, mobilité internationale, HR et cadre moyen

    Remuneration, International mobility, HR and middle Management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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