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
144 Ratings

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No frills big fin tech job

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k benefits for an entry level position
    Good experience for an entry level IB with the expectation to work with non wall street obnoxious types.
    Company initiatives are on the right track

    Cons

    Red tape
    French senior management often disruptive and closed
    Tenure over merit cultire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more inclusive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Totally enjoyed it

    • 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

    People there are very smart and responsible

    Cons

    few full time opportunities to get

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Environment

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment and decent pay.

    Cons

    Some people speak french which I cannot understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it pretty well for the management.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cut Throat Environment

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas (more than an year)

    Pros

    A European company so everyone gets great vacation time.

    Cons

    Upper management pressures sales teams to bring in book of business. Traders must make money fast or they are out. Can't use all your vacation days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    4 of 5

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Equity in Paris, TX
    Former Employee - Intern Equity in Paris, TX

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    there are good and intelligent colleagues. the atmosphere is friendly and demanding. work is is also interesting and demanding

    Cons

    sometimes boring work. no jobs for interns (none of my fellow interns got a job offer).
    sometimes long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire own interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too french!

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

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

    Pros

    None not much goof pay if your french

    Cons

    Alot if your not French

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication try it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Average across the board, hard to move internally

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better working environment than most investment banks, international, great people

    Cons

    Lower on the pay scale than other IB's, hard to move internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much red tape to move internally, especially if you are coming from a middle office or support role

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistance Vice President

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    more vacation days, nice co-worker.

    Cons

    you has to be french to advance your career in the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    True Corporate America in Today's World

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and some decent employees

    Cons

    A lot of back stabbing and must be management people person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to the fakes and stop rewarding the underperformers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience, Great Brand

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with a dynamic team with lots of knowledge.
    Good Pay.
    Great brand name.
    Manhattan location was actually quite optimal.

    Cons

    Lower level employees were running around doing mundane tasks were really not all that relevant to the job description. I didn't end up pursuing an offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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