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BNP Paribas Financial Analyst Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
12 Ratings
  1. "Greatest French Bank"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, collaborative, teamwork, collegiate - I had the opportunity to access senior directors who were very approachable

    Cons

    A lot of competition in the sector, so compensation maybe not as good as expected by an experienced finance manager

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    BNP Paribas2015-08-31
  2. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people in management. Great benefits, vacation time

    Cons

    pay is below market rate.

    BNP Paribas2019-01-08
  3. Helpful (2)

    "No where near my best job experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, global bank, stable work environment

    Cons

    Absolutely lacking in systems, lack of process and system standardization across regions leads to huge time dedicated towards reconciling, employee mobility program seems geared towards French nationals; poor performance incentives

    Advice to Management

    Focus on system enhancements and process improvement, with an emphasis on consolidation; hire locally - there is no reason to have French nationals occupying all these lower-level positions

    BNP Paribas2018-08-11
  4. "Good platform with nice people"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas for more than a year

    Pros

    - nice people to work with - "human" work environment for an IB - decent deal flow

    Cons

    - compensation is below par the more you advance in your career - some teams have an inverted pyramid organization which leads to work overload - retention problems

    BNP Paribas2017-12-08
  5. "Learn a lot but harsh hours"

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global Network Implication to the deal process Important dealflow

    Cons

    Too important dealflow Harsh hours Bad work life balance

    BNP Paribas2017-04-30
  6. "Finance"

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    Finance Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conscientious global bank with many opportunities

    Cons

    Cost conscious and many layers of controls

    BNP Paribas2015-08-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of recognition. No motivation. Incompetency of many managers"

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    Current Employee - Analyst, Finance 

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

    Pros

    The only pros I could think of is time off policy. Nobody else on the street gives 25 days of PTO to an analyst. AVPs get 30, and VPs get 35

    Cons

    No mentorship, guidance and support whatsoever. Every man is for himself. Managers are not interested to help you grow and develop, unless you self-promote and 'play the system'. Low pay with no raises for a couple of years. A lot of managers are rather incompetent, so you can't expect any guidance, while trying to resolve an issue or get a question answered, especially regarding the new and growing regulatory environment. And here is an example of a very unique situation: an employee regularly working overtime reports to a manager who is on a reduced work schedule (works 4 days a week), and who storms out of the office at 5:30 PM every day. One definitely can't complain about micromanagement here.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest into your analyst, help them grow, encourage, and promote them. Show they they are valued, don't make them feel invisible. Take them under your wing, when you can, and provide guidance. At least 2-3% yearly raise would be very helpful too. Most of us pay rent, that goes up every year by 5-10%, and can't afford the increase if you don't give us a raise.

    BNP Paribas2014-04-21
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Come here for the people and the experience, leave for better compensation and advancement."

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    Financial Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    1. The people: working at BNPP is like hanging out with your family (a moderately dysfunctional one). In the back office in particular, it's a very congenial environment, people get along very well with each other on a personal level. 2. Benefits: while we are compensated worse and get less time off than the French at HO, our time off for the US market is pretty great. They recently bucketed all paid time off into one group (including sick days), but if you take care of your health and wash your hands regularly, you have 24 days a year to play with at worst (analyst level), and at best 34 (VP/Director/MD level). If you hang around for 15 years, you get 5 days more than you had, regardless of title. 3. Experience: Good place to start and acquire knowledge.

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    Cons

    1. Compensation. You are likely to be given ten times more responsibility WAY before you ever get a bump in your salary. All compensation is reviewed by Paris HO and there is no global standard. Compensation varies greatly by department/manager and more often than not, people who do less work make more money. Title change does not necessarily reflect salary increase. 2. Very French-centric. Not speaking French here will get you nowhere. There is a French person sitting at the top of almost every totem pole and the French advance and are promoted, expat'd and compensated much faster than any American. Many Americans who have managed to reach the top get there totally disgruntled and when you complain about compensation, the typical response is "Welcome to my world". It's great that they understand your qualms, but it's almost as though you are expected to go through the same pain as they did in order for it to have been earned. 4. HR could really use some help. Their processes are archaic and mandated by Paris HR which has a completely different employee retention culture than the US. 3. Huge lack of ownership. A lot of people here stay here because it's so easy to fly under the radar, not many people take responsibility for projects and run with it, and when there is a mistake, everyone points a finger at someone else. Many employees here are not interested in excelling, they are not interested in working hard, they are not interested in staying past 4:59pm. The pro to this is that if you do work hard and want to excel, it's MUCH easier to get noticed and excel. However, you'll still get more responsibility way before you get paid for it.

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    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more focus on identifying low level top talent and not just giving them more exposure to reward them for their hard work, but also compensating them for the hard work they do. Develop a mentorship program to help younger employees with potential grow into leaders. Create more opportunities to develop middle management skills.

    BNP Paribas2010-07-16
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Career management and lot of possibilites to progress

    Cons

    ongoing restructuring that makes the environment tougher

    BNP Paribas2019-11-20
  10. "It was a great working experience being a fresher."

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    Former Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The great place to maintain work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not lucrative from compensation prospect.

    BNP Paribas2019-11-11
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