BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
36 Ratings

Pros
  • Work-life balance is overall reasonable (in 55 reviews)

  • Interesting working environment (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance: Frequent need to stay OT till as late as 11pm (in 13 reviews)

  • senior management allowed to meet him (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Nice place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Trade Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Trade Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you a lot of vacation. They are also good with the promotion of Internal mobility. Lots of employee development programs.

    Cons

    Bad bonus awarded at the end of year. You are paid overtime which in the end affects your overall compensation figure.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay needed


  2. Vice President

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Efficient - worldwide - professional- conservative

    Cons

    Too big - too french -


  3. Cool place to work in

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Team I worked on was friendly and helpful
    -Lots to do
    -Plenty of ways to contribute to improving systems

    Cons

    -Heavy siloing
    -You were stuck doing one or two tasks, sometimes for years at a time
    -No clear cut policies in place, you were expected to just learn as you go, and it would take anyone about 6-12 months to learn the processes and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Quit the siloing, put people where they are interested in, put more in documentation


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNP Paribas as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work very friendly people and very progressive environment and very high pay for the industry.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative about working at this bank. I am not s full time employee.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. AVP

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, plenty of vacation, bank promotes activities and diversity, good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are under market, bonuses are lower compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. Another Hole on Wall Street

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Strong quantitative culture and team composition.

    Cons

    Bad culture, at least no better than any of the big Wall Street firm. Strong favoritism for certain school, family connections (especially for French), and so on so forth.

    Advice to Management

    Distinguish yourself someway so that talents will want to come and stay.


  8. associate - syndications

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good opportunity to work on deals
    good exposure to credit markets
    good work life balance

    Cons

    below street pay
    political
    unorganized at times


  9. Credit officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good benefits especially 401k and vacation days
    There is also back up care for children under 13 years old.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement, job opportunities are limited for mid levels individuals

    Processes are long. Systems are not very efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with employees.
    Promote employees
    Make managers manage down and not just up.
    Hire motivated and skills people.


  10. Average IB firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Vice President in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Although in the finance industry, BNP have good work life balance. It is not as stressful compared to other IB firms.

    Cons

    Structure is missing and those who are in the executive and senior management position lacks rationality.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more engaged so you can make better decisions.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best global banks to work in the world that accepts diversity and is a leader in banking. Unlike what people think, BNPP is actually bigger than Citi, JP & BOFA Merrill Lynch in the US & pays comparable to Goldman Sachs on Wall street.

    Cons

    The drawback for working at French bank is that the bank's culture has silos and management decision making is concentrated at the top where most executives speak French. Depending on where you work and what position you are in - you might see redundant process oriented work & a more bureaucratic work environment with boring culture.

    Advice to Management

    Cheer Up!



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