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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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BNP Paribas CEO and Director Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
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  1. "BNP Paribas Americas...a challenged environment to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    overall a lot of good people work here and have done so for many years and will be helpful to new employees trying to enter their workforce. Benefits and vacation time are very good and above industry standard.

    Cons

    Generally not a good working atmosphere and people seem to be looking over their shoulders at the next issue., Senior management seem to have little care for the worker bee and allow some of the very senior management to do what they like, right or wrong and make the employees suffer the consequences. there is a lack of career prospects but this is mainly due to the size.

    Advice to Management

    Management should actually investigate some of these managers and empower HR so they feel they can actually make an independent assessment of the way people are treated.


  2. "Okay place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working people working there

    Cons

    Bad work life balance there


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Assistant Vice President - middle office"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of vacations, laid back environment with relatively good hours, people are nice and not aggressive, ok 401k, insurance and other benefits

    Cons

    Low salary compared to market average, no room for grow unless you are French, management is trying to go lowball so the moral is terrible, people are trying to leave literally all the time


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  5. "Summer Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern

    Pros

    Very international
    Everyone is very accomplished

    Cons

    zero camaraderie
    Very formal, very hierarchical


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wantagh, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wantagh, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation time-off and health benefits

    Cons

    Moving jobs elsewhere and all new hires are temp works. Teams are very thinly staffed. No raise in 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Keep good talent and pay accordingly and foster positive morale within groups by hiring full time replacement workers


  7. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst Investment Banking in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst Investment Banking in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    -Pay is "street"
    -Bigger name in Europe, but still known in US

    Cons

    -CIB America's is poorly run and managed
    -Culture is very much like the larger BB firms
    -Facetime is a must but never talked about
    -Staffing is done through a "business manager" who doesn't know how long each assignment will take or what a potential deliverable will consist of
    -Turnover rate is higher than most of its European peers

    Advice to Management

    -Limit coverage exposure to less cyclical industries


  8. Helpful (2)

    "BNP -- look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    generous benefits -- vacation time, health insurance etc.

    Cons

    Management completely top-down driven, no input from people lower on the food chain asked for or acknowledged. Salary is low compared to other Wall Street investment banks. IT is way behind the times and the upper management is clueless. Politics drives a lot of what goes on -- counts for more than what you accomplish for the company.

    Advice to Management

    listen to someone other then yourselves.


  9. "Do NOT join this Compliance Department right now."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    At its core BNP is a good company but there aren't too many positives in the Compliance Department that I can think of at the moment

    Cons

    Unable to trust Management.. all the right things stated publicly but a different message behind closed doors. Has allowed a cut throat environment to be created. The collegial atmosphere has disappeared. The department's culture has been up ended.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about people again. Allow employees to trust you again.


  10. "Vice President - Compliance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodside, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodside, NY

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

    Pros

    34 vacation days a year

    Cons

    long hours, Paris runs the company


  11. "American way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrison, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrison, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    More stable than a US institution because of the International business

    Cons

    What goes wrong in what market influences decisions in other parts of the organization



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