BNP Paribas

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Don't like being woken up at night... but that's the job

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

Pros

Free coffee / milk... Next to a shopping mall... Flexible work hours if manager is ok, but have to cover support tasks.

Cons

Hate the open office space, really noisy and interfering each other's work
Don't like being woken up at night... but that's the job

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Bank of the changing world - not quite

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

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

    Pros

    - Vacation: AVPs get 6, VPs get 7-8, Directors get 8+
    - Health Benefits (Vision, Dental and Health)
    - 401K (Matching is fairly standard in the industry)
    - People are generally nice
    - Work-life balance is much better than American banks in NYC
    - In July and August people generally take their vacations so it isn't that hectic

    Cons

    - Way too many layers within the organization.. One person manages another 2 who then manage another 2 people.. makes no sense..
    - No management vision is articulated to employees
    - Too much red-tape / bureaucracy
    - Nothing happens when it is supposed to .. "this is a french bank, you can't expect fast turn around on anything" is a phrase I always hear.
    - All key decisions are made in Paris, so you have no visibility
    - No room to move up, people come here and stay here for years and years
    - If you are an American you will find it hard to fit in as most management is French
    - Place is very cliquey - unless you are French, you will be left out
    - Management doesn't provide direction, no ownership from management to drive the company.. the little guy gets thrown under the bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communicate more
    - Drive the company (Manage up and down, not just up)
    - Recognize people that do the work
    - Make the organization flatter --- too much hierarchy and nothing gets done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Admin Assistant at BNP Paribas

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    No room for advancement, no matter how hard you work and how much extra responsibility you take on. They will just keep you in your current position and salary, but expect you to do more and more work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard working employees, even Admins

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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