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Extremely frustrating layer of middle management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at BNP Paribas

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I think BNP Paribas has masses of potential to have the best possible working environment in Investment Banking in London. Senior management seems to endorse initiative and have a good and sensible ambitions for the bank. I've met and worked with some of the nicest and most friendly people of any job I've ever had in Investment Banking in London. Its a casual and friendly working environment. Close to West End, good gym, good canteen, close to Regent's Park. An idyllic location away from the hustle and bustle of the City and the Wharf.

Cons

Unfortunately the vast and growing layers of middle management seem to destroy morale, hinder progress, and celebrate incompetence at evey opportunity. Instead of investing in technology and in empowering its staff, BNP Paribas seems to have started hiring many of the dregs of middle management from other failed banks (at great cost) in the wake of the global financial crisis. This has served to squash opportunity and frustrate anyone who has good ideas or potential.

Advice to Management

Thin out the dead wood in middle management and focus on empowering the rising stars in your workforce especially in the supporting business lines.

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    Tough interview

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice Office. Co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Very conservative. Compensation may not matching up to the market.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and act to it


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    Leading European Corporate Bank

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leading Corporate Bank, but lacking coherence for investment banking lead

    Cons

    Difficult working environment due to merger Fortis

    Advice to Management

    More communication with regards to merger Fortis / BNPP is needed. Good corporate client coverage, but not enough for investment bank.


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