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Extremely frustrating layer of middle management

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at BNP Paribas UK

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 ManagementAdvice

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

No opinion of CEO

29 Other Employee Reviews for BNP Paribas UK (View Most Recent)

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    Not really rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fixed Income Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Fixed Income Sales in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BNP Paribas UK

    Pros

    Good work / private life balance

    Cons

    Very low salary, possibilities of promotion only for Parisians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salaries rise

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at BNP Paribas UK

    Pros

    good work life balance, friendly

    Cons

    pay is lower than other banks, no pay structure or job titles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people more

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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