BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
474 Reviews
3.2
474 Reviews
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ability to become has been thoroughly squandered

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good systems
    great research/quants
    good mid tier employees

    Cons

    poor company culture.
    no understanding of organic growth. Prefer external hires and pay more than existing employees
    no vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good opportunities for growth up to mid level mgmt

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director Tech
    Former Employee - Managing Director Tech

    I worked at BNP Paribas (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    broad scope of technology and mgmt. opportunities , not cutting edge but reasonable exposure.

    Cons

    Regions are subjected to weak snr expat French managers shipped out from Paris.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop talent in the region and rather fire the French mgrs. that aren't cutting it rather than giving pseudo promotions out to the regions

  3.  

    Decent experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Decent compensation, good work life balance, Big Name

    Cons

    Slow growth, no processes, everything is ad hoc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward loyalty and be approachable without micro managing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    It is a company designed for the French to primarily advance all others are secondary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive for equity among all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Intern in Fixed Income

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Interns are really part of the team, they undertake important missions, are given responsibilities and contribute to the team. Good training

    Cons

    There are few full time employment opportunities at the end of the internship. High intern turnover.

  7.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure in New York, NY

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Perks are really ok there

    Cons

    Management sometimes hard to cope with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more human

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to Work, But Boring

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Interesting Projects, Lenient for good pay.

    Cons

    Boring Projects, limited upward mobility.

  9.  

    Vice president

    Current Employee - IT Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The best part from the company is there are more vacation days.

    Cons

    It seems no chance for non French to be promoted locally. All managers are coming either from France or from London.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager should come to the floor to visit employee to see what's going on rather than just sitting behind.

  10.  

    Lean

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Vacation, maternity & paternity days. Over time for qualified individuals.

    Cons

    System is backwards, too by the book, too many different systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of recognition, more open door communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Average Internship Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The pay was great
    The hours were not too long and over bearing
    People were generally nice and not trying to intimidate

    Cons

    Did not learn much. Nobody takes time out of their schedule to educate
    People do the same thing every day
    No real team feeling amongst the groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more learning sessions for the interns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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