BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 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.  

    Fantastic benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Falsely Advertised Summer Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Number of friendly interns - intern class is quite big and lots of friendly folks.
    Pay was decent - especially for those who worked long hours.

    Cons

    The position you get may not be what was promised before the summer - you may end up doing work you have absolutely no interest in.
    The company also has a very loose moral compass and an 8.9 billion dollar fine to show for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix the summer internship program - hire interns for the positions they are promised.

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

    Please figure out if you really want to be in the US...or shut it down

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay is average
    Most people are nice

    Cons

    US Equity management has no clue what they are doing. None.
    Too much politics
    Too much dependence on French to run US biz.
    No commitment to US biz, all flow is driven from internal sources not clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrape off top two layers of US GECD management and you might actually grow the biz.
    Invest in new technology.
    Invest in the US or close it down.
    Hire management that actually has talked to clients.
    HR is a mess, too protective of own jobs not the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place for the Benefits but not for Career Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    It was a intersting experience.

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are startig out in front office this is a great place a s lots of freedom to manage and develop your own ideas.
    The best vacation ploicy on wall street.

    Cons

    Pay sub par and too much volatility in policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Good to work here Good to work here Good to work here

    Cons

    no cons Good to work here Good to work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Mgt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    quant developer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good bonus
    quantitative trading experience
    quality people

    Cons

    work culture wasn't great
    too secretive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depending on group, have good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    - Work-life balance is overall reasonable
    - Opportunity to take more responsibility if proactive
    - Bank is growing platform in the U.S.

    Cons

    - Pay is below banking peers (CIB team)
    - Not good visibility into remuneration and promotion path
    - Mentoring of career track can be lacking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trading analyst in equities derivatives

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Small office, less hours than many of the competing banks

    Cons

    Equities division is overwhelmingly french speaking, very few juniors, juniors pay is much lower than competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad pay, worse management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Young, driven team. New equipment. Great location. Free food often.

    Cons

    New manager completely overwhelmed. Fired four people in nine months out of a six person department and encouraged employees to work off-clock to meet impossible deadlines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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