BNP Paribas Reviews in Paris, France

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
449 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 50 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment with the opportunity to learn (in 29 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.  

    Very normal job, a bit monotonous

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Officer Junior in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Account Officer Junior in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Holiday stipends, cheap canteen, Holiday packages. Good salary prospects, even for interns. I have heard of bonuses for interns staying more than a year, at least.

    Cons

    Not enough responsibilities for the interns, making it a very monotonous job... Only little by little one gets to be given more work, but at a very slow pace. One wouldn't learn as much as expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get closer to their employees. Organization a bit too hierarchical. I have only seen the manager a few times, and interns were all put aside of the full-time employees, so one wasn't feeling as being fully part of the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best banking experience an intern could ask for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Intern in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, friendly environment with much attention paid to the development of the intern, all coworkers very accommodating and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Due to the amount of interns, it can be difficult to separate oneself from the pack. few other negatives to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on incorporating the intern social programs that help interns adjust to the culture of working full time within a corporate bank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    review internship at BNP Paribas, paris

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structuring Assistant in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Structuring Assistant in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there are : work-life balance, good traning, daily following, full integration in the team and missions, doing real work.
    Interview : normal interview, you take a finance-math test and if you are succeful you take an interview with 2 or 3 of the team members. 40min-1h with each.

    Cons

    Some of the chalenges that I faced while I was working in BNP Paribas in paris were the important missions I was assigned to do.
    I spent 6 months there and I think I learned a lot about banks, front office.
    it is a good internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive environment, good technical expertise, strong exit opportunities thanks to reputation

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

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

    Pros

    Reputation, networking opportunities, interesting and constant deal flow

    Cons

    Difficult business environment due to increasing restrictions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Change Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Change Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Change Manager in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Corporate spirit, financial and non financial employee benefits, Internal opportunities

    Cons

    Low wages raises, complex structure, difficult to go up and to leave a position to get a new one within the group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Analyste at Financial Management dept

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Competent people
    Good work / life balance mix
    Interesting working environment

    Cons

    Very French environment at the head office
    Management made from top French engineering school.
    Weak HR follow-up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Paris (France)

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Good active nice cool great

    Cons

    not applicable i don't know

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bonne formation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Business Performance in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Assistant Business Performance in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    - Occasion d'apprendre plein de choses
    - Bien payé
    - Les gens sont très gentils

    Cons

    - Pour mon poste, il faut commencer le travail quotidiennement avant 8h

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Immobilier et services bancaires privés Real Estate & Private BAnking

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyste Industrie in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Analyste Industrie in Paris (France)

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Forte culture entrepreneuriale, professionnels de haut niveau ouverts d'esprit

    Strong entrepreneurial culture, open-minded senior professionals

    Cons

    Bas salaires, faible infrastructure, mauvais équilibre travail-vie

    Low pay, low infrastructure, bad work life-balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Grandes opportunités mais beaucoup de politique Great Opportunities But Lots of Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyste d'entreprise principal in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Analyste d'entreprise principal in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    D'énormes opportunités, c'est une banque tellement étonnante probablement la banque la plus mondialisée ayant une expertise dans tous les domaines financiers. Le salaire est généralement correct. L'atmosphère est aussi généralement agréable et vous faites

    Huge opportunities, it is such an amazing bank probably the most global bank in the world with expertise in all financial domains. The salary is usually ok. The atmosphere is also generally nice and you do lots of passionate things with great people.

    Cons

    Pas toujours très diversifiée (notamment les superviseurs, tous des français) et à gravir les échelons, il y a toujours beaucoup de politiques en cause. Par conséquent vous vous demandez comment certaines personnes incompétentes ne sont pas renvoyées (ne pas demander, demander qui est qui ..). Aussi, lorsque vous vous retrouvez dans une équipe avec des gens incompétents habituellement cela influe également l'efficacité de l'équipe et par conséquent l'équilibre travail / vie privée parce que vous finissez par avoir à rattraper pour le gaspillage d'énergie.

    Not always very diverse (especially management, all French) and to climb the ladder there are always lots of politics involved. Therefore you wonder how some incompetent people are not fired (don't wonder, ask who's who..). Also, when you end up in a team with incompetent people usually it also influences the team's efficiency and as a consequence your work/life balance because you end up having to catch up for the waste of energy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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