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BNP Paribas France Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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  • Work life balance could be better (in 39 reviews)

  • Senior management from France rotated every 3 years (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate and Institutional Banking"

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    Current Employee - Telangana in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Telangana in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Good access to senior management, strong global standing, positive growth outlook, clear strategy for India and APAC, long vintage of employees

    Cons

    Conservative risk and business culture, pay may not be at par with other European or American Banks, learning curve in APAC region


  2. "Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Trainee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Trainee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good company to begin your career with

    Cons

    It is good of you know to deal with them

  3. "Apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, big name, good benefit.

    Cons

    Much politic game, too structured organization


  4. "Deputy Head Prime Broker Operations"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    International environment, nice atmosphere, people are nice.

    Cons

    Inconsistency between what is said and what is done by the higher management.


  5. "Great opportunities for learning"

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    Former Intern - Conduct Analyst in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Conduct Analyst in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - stimulating work environment
    - possibility of interacting with top experts
    - interesting benefits

    Cons

    - long hours
    - important workload at times


  6. "Nice but not perfect"

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    Current Apprentice - Apprenti in Paris (France)
    Current Apprentice - Apprenti in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environment and location, relaxed work for apprentice and intern. Welcoming team, good brand. Good access to financial practice.

    Cons

    Limited responsibility hence not much growth. Fixed position for long. Strong hirarchy and sometimes too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    For anyone interested in Finance, it is the best place to be in France.
    For function, not sure.


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Intern - Assistant in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Assistant in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Impressive experience. International and nice colleagues. One of best employeurs. It depends also on which level you are at and the team ambiance. Training opportunities, etc.

    Cons

    It is a pity to find out sometimes non-qualified people on positions. Otherwise nothing to complain, there ain't any other inconvenience.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but slow evolution"

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    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good package, respectful of employees

    Cons

    Low base salary no enough possibility of evolution

    Advice to Management

    Stop devaluating employees from universities. They can be as competent as others from big name schools!


  9. "French bank"

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    Former Intern - M&A Intern in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - M&A Intern in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice and professional teams in Corporate finance.
    Wide range of corporate and institutional clients, not only French, you can be on transaction for Belgium firms that divest from its operations in the USA, or for worldwide known luxury brand acquiring a company in South Korea.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher.
    If you are not a French speaker, your career growth may be limted.

    Advice to Management

    Internal organisation is sometimes uncomprehensible. And it changes too often.


  10. "Team"

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    Former Intern - Modélisation Quantitative in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Modélisation Quantitative in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern

    Pros

    Good salary and very nice team, we help each other with our own problem and the college is ok.
    Really nice

    Cons

    the environment of the bank is not very open, we have a little more pressure than the other entreprise, so be careful to work under pressure

    Advice to Management

    Nice


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