BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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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. Helpful (1)

    Associate

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    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!

  2. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Corporate Culture and vacation time

    Cons

    The Pay scale could be adjusted

  3. Horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

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

    Pros

    laid back and relaxed culture, easy working hours, no pressure

    Cons

    horrible management and staffing, two class regime of French and non-French

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  5. To build your resume

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong work ethic culture. Global platform allowing for geographic/sector mobility. Brilliant investment banking professionals. Worl class expertise in commodities, energy, infrastructure and oil and gas financing. Good perks

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Below market salaries. Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees

  6. Helpful (1)

    Summer Analyst that turned into Full Time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a lot of work, and you'll spend a lot of time at the office-- but compared to the other banks on the street, the work-life balance is fantastic. Management cares about you and your needs. Big international bank, meaning there is a lot of room for growth, but being in the NY office, it's is small and your growth and successes are noticed.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. Need to invest a lot of hours.

  7. its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    its okay company values time-off

    Cons

    training office persk promos fun

  8. Employee cares

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company says they care about employees

    Cons

    They don't care. They are all verbiage and no action

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul their HR department

  9. Sales and Trading - NY Office

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation policy

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, rigid promotion process, unmotivated employees

  10. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As every European company it has 30 day vacation and good benefits.

    Cons

    Outdated offices. Very difficult to move around in the organization.

  11. 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)

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

    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,

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