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Updated Jan 21, 2020

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3.6
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
21 Ratings
  1. "Global Firm"

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Global firm, strong brand, great benefits

    Cons

    High employee turnover and management re-orgs

    BNP Paribas2020-01-22
  2. "A Cumbersome Approval Process that "Collapses under its own Weight""

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid benefits Manageable work hours Great dining room for client entertainment

    Cons

    Highly centralized decision making makes it hard to get approvals in a timely manner, and makes getting new business especially challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Consider streamlining the approval process for new business.

    BNP Paribas2020-01-06
  3. "This is a French Bank"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1) Work life balance, partly because of the French 2) Relatively low stress for a job in banking

    Cons

    1) French gets advantage in everything such as promotion and higher pay 2) Low salary compared to the industry for non-French employees 3) Apparently, management is running a campaign to promote women. So, we see that women are getting an advantage ahead of men in promotion. (To make it clear, French men is still higher than non-French women in the hierarchy.)

    Advice to Management

    Napoleon built its empire based on meritocracy, not favouritism.

    BNP Paribas2019-11-01
  4. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits were great as well as comps

    Cons

    Comps were not in line with American Banks

    BNP Paribas2019-09-04
  5. "BNP US"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits and paid time off,

    Cons

    Below market compensation, poor bonuses. Lack of support for mid level employees

    BNP Paribas2019-08-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, tough markets"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people Good client roster Collaborative mind set

    Cons

    Low compensation Too bureaucratic in decision making at times

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the process, empower people

    BNP Paribas2019-07-04
  7. "Managing Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunities in the group (Insurance, CIB etc. )

    Cons

    Very political environment making difficult to make decision

    BNP Paribas2019-05-25
  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you are not French, good luck"

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

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

    Pros

    good systems, high risk tolerance

    Cons

    If you're not french, you're in trouble. French is spoken most of the time on the desk, non french speakers at a huge disadvantage.

    Advice to Management

    Make English be spoken, they always say to do it, but never enforced.

    BNP Paribas2019-01-05
  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxing work environment for older employee

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in pay and promotion

    Advice to Management

    NA

    BNP Paribas2018-04-18
  10. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, Benefits, Vacation, WorkLife Balance, Laid back environment

    Cons

    Lack of exciting work in US Lack of organizational direction especially with the build out of IHC. Constant Re-Org Lack of upwards mobility in region

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear org chart and direction post IHC implementation

    BNP Paribas2018-02-08
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