BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
107 Reviews
3.1
107 Reviews
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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.  

    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.  

    Good place for internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Hourly paid (overtime as an Intern)
    Great rotation program
    People on the trading floor are open
    Life balance

    Cons

    Low starting salary as an analyst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe follow other banks for compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Average bank to work for, no career development

    Cons

    Average bank to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too busy with reorganizing, not paying attention to employee satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work-life balance but too political...

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Interesting work, smart people in a few groups, excellent benefits (5+ weeks of vacation even for junior staff, good 401k, health insurance, etc.)

    Cons

    Very weak management, senior people are not willing to step up in difficult situations, lots of red tape, culture of 'passing the buck'. Compensation is lower than in other banks, especially US banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your best people. Praise during townhall is not enough. Compensation and room for advancement are key to retain your most valuable professionals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very solid company considering its long term global presence

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Efficient internal resources and processes, great people to work with (smart & reliable), great pay

    Cons

    Analysts are sometimes left off decisive processes, internal politics is very subtle and hard to detect/get involved in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better detection of skilled employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Not bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, great benefit, great colleagues

    Cons

    too much politics going on

  9.  

    Congruous work environment with excellent culture and competitive compensation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchant Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Merchant Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Learning Environment
    - Culture
    - Compensation
    - Responsibility for junior staff

    Cons

    - Slow internal promotion structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow faster internal promotion structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Global perspective with commitment to local community

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Quiet giant within exceptional capabilities in the US. Work hard, play hard. Many corporate benefits. Not overly generous cash compensation, but other benefits add up.

    Cons

    Cash compensation lower than market, still non-US/European bias for top jobs -- though this seems to be changing. Newer focus on diversity is encouraging. Spends times on surveys, performance reviews and feedback. Definitely has more heart than other banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the risk-minded focus top priority and find away to reward not only those who bring in top revenue but also equally valuable -- keep the bank from bad bets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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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