Natixis Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
60 Reviews

3.3
60 Reviews
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Natixis Directeur général Laurent Mignon
Laurent Mignon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice staff, good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Very comfortable place to work, nice people, reasonable demands, ample time off (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Top-Heavy in relation to Senior Management to Junior Staff (in 4 reviews)

  • No one knows where they are going or what their goals are (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great career growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Natixis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a place where you are encouraged to go outside your comfort zone and try new things. Time off and benefits are very reasonable, people are friendly. Can't beat the location. Product line up is arguably best in industry and is supported by a sophisticated sales model.

    Cons

    Challenges include small size of company relative to other industry leaders. An opportunity to take on challenges but at times you are at a loss for step by step guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the positive work culture going and put added responsibility on managers to coach their direct reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, but pay is lagging the industry

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

    I worked at Natixis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very comfortable place to work, nice people, reasonable demands, ample time off.

    Cons

    The negatives of Natixis are pay, pay, pay, and pay. That, and the salaries are very low, and bonuses are small to nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize yourselves better, and pay people more money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to gain knowledge in multiple areas, If you are not French you will not grow up whiten the company

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

    I have been working at Natixis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to gain knowledge in multiple areas. There is always work and they have the latest Technology

    Cons

    If you are not French you will not grow with the company.
    Example I worked over 2 years as a consultant, a new French related consultant came aboard they gave the new person that did not have my qualifications a senior position with a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Natixis is a French Bank that does business in the United States. they should have a high ratio of US employees. They should stop bringing French people with Visas to have management positions!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing experience

    • 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 Natixis as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Human experience, rewarded, with opportunities for everyone. Natixis is a great place to work and also a perfect place to learn

    Cons

    Long and complicated processes sometimes in Natixis that doesn't help to build the franchise everybody wants to in the USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to simplify processes in order to ease day-to-day deal makings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Loved working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editorial Department  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Editorial Department in Boston, MA

    I worked at Natixis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere—especially for a financial company
    Dress was casual—especially during the summer months
    Pay was comparable to other financial companies
    There were nice colleagues

    Cons

    Company on the smallish side
    Company not based in the U.S., but based in France
    Laissez Faire management style
    Poor office layout

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning environment but limited long-term opportunities for juniors

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

    I worked at Natixis as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The small structure gives juniors a direct exposure to directors and managers.
    Great learning environment as most managers have a lot of experience and have been in the firm for 10+ years
    Firm is ambitious.
    Nice staff, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Cultural gaps between Paris and NY can be sometimes frustrating for some employees.
    Limited opportunities for juniors (high number of interns).
    Lot of meetings.
    Some processes can be very bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Well oiled machine...good for bottom line

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Natixis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits/time off to volunteer, good location, good array of products so you don't feel pigeon-holed or pressured to present one solution

    Cons

    Monotonous, lack of diversity, little room for creativity, strict with hours even if it would save you an hour commute to leave 7 min early to catch a train, rigid and "classic" stereotyped sales culture, unnecessary/mandatory meetings even if no one has anything to say and looks at the clock until time's up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better development/mentor plans for employees, more flexibility/listening to employees, better promotion of and communication to women. If from the first week it's hinted that there are other departments or career avenues... or if someone is more than three times questioned by superiors if they want to keep in the field because it's male dominated (obvious) .. it's discouraging because it's already a challenge as it is to get promoted as a man without the excess baggage a woman has to deal with. May be subtle, but better management training or org behavior/change management consulting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good culture

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

    I have been working at Natixis

    Pros

    good culture, fun group, solid fund lineup

    Cons

    too much micromanagement, cold calling is tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The sky is the limit

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

    I have been working at Natixis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Positive environment, competitive, but not cut-throat, good work is recognized.

    Cons

    None serious enough worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Could be better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natixis

    Pros

    Human size company, Not much stress

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lack of good systems, slow progression, low quality of information.

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