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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance could be better (in 38 reviews)

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

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  1. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment in Jersey City is so-so; some employees appear to understand their work; others appear to not care or not be informed enough of their position.

    Cons

    Role is very plain, can be very routine. Not much room for innovation or progression. Ineffective managers and employees are held in their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront in interview process to describe the role. Evaluate employees and managers; put more effort into building superior teams.


  2. "Asscoiate - Market Risk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Market Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Serious comapgny with clear objectives

    Cons

    Salaries and management opportunities are limited


  3. "Employee-title withheld"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefit package and great co-workers. Work home balance needs improving but some people find it sufficient. Mobility is available if your are French

    Cons

    If your aren't French, good luck advancing. Old and outdated systems. Too much cost cutting. Over worked employees. Never or rarely replace exiting staff which leads to heavy workload for the remaining staff. Work life balance is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Don't over stretch your current employees. Recognize diversity and give us the tools to do our job properly.


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    "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    large wall street bank with high quality equity derivatives traders, innovative entrepreneurial environment with opportunities to work across product lines. Large amount of vacation time in line with European norms.

    Cons

    Low risk tolerance for traders, delta neutral trading across all products. BNP compensation is not as high as American banks but they offer significant time off standard.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting the bank to behave more like its American counterparts and allow more opportunities for employees to act independently.


  6. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, 35 vacation days, good visibility, great co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of perks, byzantine org structure, all major decisions made in Europe, not enough presence in the U.S. for a global bank.


  7. "Eexcutive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work culture and environment, excellent colleagues to learn from. Executives are great to work with. Plenty of room for growth and establishment.

    Cons

    Small Bank, if you prefer a large bank this is not the place for you.


  8. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Pretty good culture. Positive environment. Diverse group of people

    Cons

    More hierarchical than imagined. Can be cliquey

    Advice to Management

    Speak less French to make sure non-French speakers feel included


  9. "American way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "AVP - Senior Java Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - NJ - New Jersey in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - NJ - New Jersey in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and generous vacation days.
    The coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    The work environment does not like a French bank. There is a lot of silos between systems and departments.


  11. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of vaction, good hours

    Cons

    Pay lags market, i have only seen incremental rises, dispute excellent reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Firm going overboard with governance and relocation.


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