BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
449 Reviews
3.2
449 Reviews
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
136 Ratings

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.  

    It was a intersting experience.

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    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
  2.  

    comfortable at bnp

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    very lax atmosphere. Almost everyone is gone in the months of August and December

    Cons

    Salary/Bonus is will below the industry standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase in salary/bonus

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    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
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  5.  

    Excellent financial Innstitution

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    Current Employee - Consultant Documentation Department in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Consultant Documentation Department in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, wonderful employees

    Cons

    Compliance Dept, Operations Dept, Credit Dept are company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    quant developer

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    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
  7.  

    Job experience at BNP Paribas, Boston

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    Former Employee - Operational Risk Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Management in Boston, MA

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provides great opportunity to develop skills. Bright,caring, interactive personnel.

    Cons

    Must be prepared to work under management in France

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Localize controls of day to day operations including IT.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    contractor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Lots of area for growth and management generally supportive of it.

    Cons

    Fast paced, preference for french expats and sometimes it feels like there is cronyism in the promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    BNP Paribas

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    Current Employee - Ops Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Ops Supervisor in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    It's a family environment where the people embrace you

    Cons

    Moving up for other positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Depending on group, have good work-life balance

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Criminal organisation?!?

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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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good American managers, good benefits, large balance sheet

    Cons

    Now hampered by sanctions, hopeless French top managers, compensation will be affected by sanctions, senseless cost cutting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many good people have gone because of the Bank's policies and politics. Get them back before the business falls apart. Put an American in the top spot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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