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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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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. "Director"

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

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid, strong balance sheet and focused strategy

    Cons

    compensation not always in line with performance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No Career Path"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Product Accounting Control in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Product Accounting Control in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great heath benefits, vacation time

    Cons

    I suppose it is an ok place for entry level people, but there is no career potential after that. Promotions and pay increases are nonexistent. The systems are terribly deficient so the manual work arounds take a lot of time. Poor management no leadership high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unprofessional and unproductive management. Hire qualified people.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, great work-life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    5-6 weeks vacation per year
    Very friendly environment
    Excellent management - high degree of transparency
    Great 401k plan with 5% + up to 4% contribution matching

    Cons

    Coworkers typically complain about pay, but considering the relaxed environment and the very generous benefits package, I feel that the compensation package as a whole is very competitive. If you would prefer working 80 hrs/week for 52 weeks a year for maximum pay, then BNP Paribas isn't a good fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    The only weakness I can possibly find in this job is that it's in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco. It would be nice if there was an office in a warmer location with a lower cost of living.


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  5. "Vice President"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes interest in employees through mobility events and business networking groups. Promotes transparency

    Cons

    Could do better with management training that is aligned with company mission; systems need upgrade for increased automation instead of layering one system over another.

    Advice to Management

    Ideas are great, but action moves them forward. Connect employee management with company mission.


  6. "Good place"

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

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

    Pros

    Get exposure to sr mgmt. Vacation package is great. Flexible work life.

    Cons

    Don't speak French you don't move up.

    Advice to Management

    If you are doing business in America try installing more locals to md and director spots.


  7. "Assistant Vice President - Operations"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance & internal mobility

    Cons

    Very large company, which has many silos & layers of management


  8. "Relaxed working environment"

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

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation, relaxed working environment

    Cons

    NY office very much a satellite office to London, management don't care about added value

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for performing employee's


  9. "Vice President"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation, cost of bennefits, they still have travel to europe and holiday party

    Cons

    Low pay, no senior level opportunity


  10. "Change"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, french culture, lay back for most people

    Cons

    Lots of change except is not for the better, behind in technology and no budget to invest

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology


  11. Helpful (7)

    "COO Controls and Efficiencies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic and engaging work environment where staff is encouraged to participate. Some of the managers are very respectful of staff and take decisions based on input.

    Cons

    Teams are only as good as the members, especially the management. The big obstacle at BNP Paribas is the lack of quality management at the top. While managers are excellent, majority is promoted and awarded based on politics and Paris connections.

    Advice to Management

    Merit should be valued in order to enhance the bottom line and the decision making quality of the firms, and especially within IHC domain. Managers (D and MD's) currently in key positions should be independently evaluated and the right talent should be promoted rather than just the Indian or certain Paris related staff. This would help morale within the bigger organization.


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