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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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Pros
  • Great Work life balance & internal mobility (in 239 reviews)

  • Exciting, lively and intensive working environment (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 36 reviews)

  • Senior management from France rotated every 3 years (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "hedge fund analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good Relationship, everone is open-mind,

    Cons

    Nothing to say about that


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bank Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly people and calm and steady culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes there lacks a sense of urgency.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in management related procedures and decisions.


  3. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Project Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Work/life balance
    - Good exposure to PF industry

    Cons

    Comp could be better.


  6. "App support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - App Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - App Support in New York, NY

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Professional environment
    Flexible working hours and remote working
    Dynamic teams and projects

    Cons

    Shortage of support
    Rapid solutions required to production related issues


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career mobility. A little less than intense than most wall street firms.

    Cons

    Compensation was below-average. They reported and paid bonuses late (mid-march) so it was hard to find a new job in the early year scramble, and they always preserved an option for themselves once the market had been made for bonuses by paying so late.

    Were never really taken seriously by clients.

    Technology was an issue too. Didn't spend on IT, most of the infrastructure was in Europe.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "CIB Consulting Interview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Team is very international
    - Interesting projects
    - Quickly exposed to senior management
    - Internal consulting team so easier access to clients

    Cons

    Work/life balance sometimes difficult but nothing you will not find in any other consulting firm


  9. "Identity Crisis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits-health, discounts, insurance, travel discounts,
    Great PTO
    Good people depending on which unit you are in

    Cons

    Juniorizing
    the bank cant figure out is identity in the current environment
    attrition is occuring but no one has added up the numbers
    bonus' are nowhere near what the recruiter promised or what the street is getting

    Advice to Management

    find a plan for the US and stick to it...the FED is not the EU....


  10. "Strong balance sheet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vacation plan which is very generous

    Cons

    Annual comp structure not too transparent

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clear view of the company's strategy and align employee requirements to be in line with that view


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, and company benefits.

    Cons

    Less competitive salary, reorganization, lack of clarity from Mgt

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to employees better


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