BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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  1. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, convenient location, excellent room for growth, great benefits, lots of vacation. great holiday parties,including summer party and thanksgiving luncheon

    Cons

    there is really not much bad to say except this is an operations job and can get boring and repetitive. at times, it is possible to go days without doing anything,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Positive

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Contributions are appriciated and rewarded.

    Cons

    No work from home, Work after hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Plenty of work

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    Former Contractor - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, had plenty of work to do. Able to interact with different departments. Encouaged to take the initiative. No hand holding.

    Cons

    Lots of downsizing, heavy pressure put on remaining staff to get work done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide capacity, find ways to cut costs instead of people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Messaging Administrator in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Messaging Administrator in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Great technology. Awesome vacation package and medical benefits.

    Cons

    Office moved to NJ City

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation time is awesome.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Place for the Benefits but not for Career Growth

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Normal hours and you even get OT pay as as AVP, and the benefits are top notch - great medical plans, plus 30 days PTO.

    Cons

    Quick to move jobs to Montreal, Canada to cut costs in NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and actually listen to people who have a normal head on their shoulders and can actually think, not just be your best friend in the bar after work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Fantastic benefits.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overtime + Bonus for AVP and below. Vacation and Paternity leave awesome as well.

    Cons

    Great benefits lead to complacency and the bank is very slow to fire, as such you have to manage a good amount of terrible performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run your lean team through ops with the ability to identify and fire where necessary. Your HR department is killing your talent pool by protecting the fat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible Work/Life, FRENCH Politics

    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    12+ hr workdays with no promotion unless your'e French

    Cons

    management, no work/life balance,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize the talent and overperformers

  9. Great experience while it lasted...

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a great tenure at BNP Paribas.. Great people, a huge talent pool and the best time off policy on the street

    Cons

    Management stinks. If your not a part of the "clique" you are invisible & easily replaceable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Watch your back!

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    Current Employee - Structured Finance in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Structured Finance in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Eventually you can go home

    Cons

    If not French, you will never have a career or chance, management not the brightest, its all a CLUB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    True Corporate America in Today's World

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and some decent employees

    Cons

    A lot of back stabbing and must be management people person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to the fakes and stop rewarding the underperformers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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