BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
16 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. Poor Morale / Poor Pay / Unprofessional Leadership

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    Current Employee - Equity Derivatives - Front Office in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Derivatives - Front Office in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Work Life Balance?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of vacation days each year

    Cons

    Low bonuses minimizes incentives to outperform


  3. its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    its okay company values time-off

    Cons

    training office persk promos fun


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  5. Managing Director CIB

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Vacation and Health Care Policies. Laid back environment if that is important to you.

    Cons

    Limited to no career growth Poor bonus Preference for French natives

    Advice to Management

    Increase Diversity Allow US personnel to make key decisions Invest in US business and clients


  6. great lifestyle, poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    vacation, friendly atmosphere, good IT systems

    Cons

    The organization is Paris-centric. The management is very risk averse (and in some departments has no clue). Lastly, the bureaucracy seems heavier than in other organizations


  7. Falsely Advertised Summer Internship

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    Former Intern - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern (Less than a 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 Management

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


  8. comfortable at bnp

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    increase in salary/bonus


  9. Helpful (1)

    Trading analyst in equities derivatives

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  10. Helpful (3)

    was good, getting bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Vacation time, health insurance benefits

    Cons

    Recent cost cutting measures most jobs moving out of NYC to somewhere else. Management does not care or unaware of poor morale. All great employees leaving to other firms, no focus on retaining top performers.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Bad pay, worse management

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    Former Contractor - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Presentation Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas as a contractor (Less than a 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.



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