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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance could be better (in 40 reviews)

  • comme chez les concurrents pour ce poste charge de travail importante (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Okay place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "BNP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    benefits, training plan, overall culture

    Cons

    Subpar salary, talent retention issues

  3. "Summer Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    -Interns were paid pretty well, perhaps above intern "market rate."
    -Laid-back banking culture (this is both a pro and a con)
    -Good work life balance, you don't need to put in a lot of hours here.

    Cons

    -Presence in US is weak
    -Disorganized
    -Overall the bank doesn't really have any culture which further lends to a disorganized work environment.
    -Corporate culture of bank is also unprofessional due to disorganization.
    -Policies and expectations were ambiguous and inconsisent
    -Not a challenging work environment. If you are looking for a more stimulating environment with top talent this isn't the shop for you.
    -Bank's products seem to be weak in comparison to European counterparts in the US, thus less challenging work.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more organized and better structured intern program. Expectations were indeterminate from the start. Management also could better utilize interns and give them more demanding projects. However, this could just reflect the culture of the bank as well. If you want to retain high quality talent it starts from day one, and the bank overall did not lay out a high quality internship program. Transparency is essential for a successful internship program so that all interns are on a level playing field.


  4. "Change"

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    • 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


  5. "Avp"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    large company, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Harsh environment, not employee focused


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Risk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Salary is OK for the sector
    - Holidays

    Cons

    - This bank is way too much political
    - Bad management


  7. Helpful (7)

    "COO Controls and Efficiencies"

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    • 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.

  8. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Good Benefits and time off if you like that from a job

    Cons

    Very Beaurocratic and not based on Merit

    Advice to Management

    Provide help to people with their career direction


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation, and quite good balance between work and life.

    Cons

    The organizational structure is quite hierarchical.


  10. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, global firm

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, compensation not competitive


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