BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
162 Ratings

Pros
  • Work-life balance is overall reasonable (in 55 reviews)

  • Interesting working environment (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance: Frequent need to stay OT till as late as 11pm (in 13 reviews)

  • senior management allowed to meet him (in 10 reviews)

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  1. No cons in my day to day

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Casual, comfortable atmosphere. Opportunity for advancement and mobility exceeds many competitors. Many long term employees, shows BNP can be a home.

    Cons

    Communication between groups can sometimes become complicated, but that goes with any business.


  2. Good benefits, good mix of French and American advantages

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    After almost 2 years in the company, I appreciate the mix in between a French and American bank, meaning it is still possible to keep a piece of French culture and be connected with France while working in America. Good to be eligible to overtime.

    Cons

    Promotion is a very slow process and management is not always looking forward to reward its current employees and is looking for external employee while openings happen.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your current employees and make them feel appreciated and important.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Client service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNP Paribas

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

    Pros

    I have worked with the best team ever. Managers did care if you have a problem.

    Cons

    It takes too long to be promoted


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  5. Poor Morale / Poor Pay / Unprofessional Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Derivatives - Front Office in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Derivatives - Front Office in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    - plenty of vacation time 30 days for an associate - some people are very friendly - great healthcare package

    Cons

    - French Management - Two Class system - just forget about pay/promotion unless you are French - Complete operational nightmare

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure if there is hope. Paris has too much of a hold on you.


  6. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Good internal mobility in terms of moving jobs

    Cons

    Pay is below market rate


  7. Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Trade Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Trade Support in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    They give you a lot of vacation. They are also good with the promotion of Internal mobility. Lots of employee development programs.

    Cons

    Bad bonus awarded at the end of year. You are paid overtime which in the end affects your overall compensation figure.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay needed


  8. Job Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at BNP Paribas (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and collaborative culture. Flat structure with easy access to senior people who are willing to make time for younger staff members.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management style, with little poor retention of younger staff. Too high a percentage of older to younger workers.


  9. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Efficient - worldwide - professional- conservative

    Cons

    Too big - too french -


  10. Work Life Balance?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Lots of vacation days each year

    Cons

    Low bonuses minimizes incentives to outperform


  11. An AVP's look at BNP Paribas

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

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

    Pros

    Generous compensation and benefits. Overtime paid for AVP positions. Five weeks vacation to start. People are friendly and cooperative.

    Cons

    Systems are old and need updating. Work hours are long.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money for software and general ledger updates.



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