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BNP Paribas Associate Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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  • Work life balance could be better (in 40 reviews)

  • comme chez les concurrents pour ce poste charge de travail importante (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, great work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    5-6 weeks vacation per year
    Very friendly environment
    Excellent management - high degree of transparency
    Great 401k plan with 5% + up to 4% contribution matching

    Cons

    Coworkers typically complain about pay, but considering the relaxed environment and the very generous benefits package, I feel that the compensation package as a whole is very competitive. If you would prefer working 80 hrs/week for 52 weeks a year for maximum pay, then BNP Paribas isn't a good fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    The only weakness I can possibly find in this job is that it's in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco. It would be nice if there was an office in a warmer location with a lower cost of living.


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want more responsibilities , you can get more within your department.

    Cons

    mobility. very difficult to switch departments once you have been assigned one.

    Advice to Management

    give junior people more chances.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    culture, mobility, benefit package, work environment

    Cons

    low salaries, no remote work, slow career progression

    Advice to Management

    valorize and reward junior staff


  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Lower than industry salaries and limited maternity leave


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work / life balance, including vacation days that you can use

    Cons

    Lower than industry comp, limited opportunities for ambitious people to excel.


  6. "Asscoiate - Market Risk"

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    Current Employee - Market Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Market Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Serious comapgny with clear objectives

    Cons

    Salaries and management opportunities are limited


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Potential growth due to turnover

    Cons

    Company is seeing some lay-off

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A good place to work as an intern.
    Fair management
    Clear Strategy
    Focus on employee retention, internal mobility

    Cons

    There is no cons as such.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Job Review"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BNP Paribas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and collaborative culture. Flat structure with easy access to senior people who are willing to make time for younger staff members.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management style, with little poor retention of younger staff. Too high a percentage of older to younger workers.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best global banks to work in the world that accepts diversity and is a leader in banking. Unlike what people think, BNPP is actually bigger than Citi, JP & BOFA Merrill Lynch in the US & pays comparable to Goldman Sachs on Wall street.

    Cons

    The drawback for working at French bank is that the bank's culture has silos and management decision making is concentrated at the top where most executives speak French. Depending on where you work and what position you are in - you might see redundant process oriented work & a more bureaucratic work environment with boring culture.

    Advice to Management

    Cheer Up!