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BNP Paribas Employee Reviews about "french"

Updated Dec 1, 2019

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3.7
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BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
1,384 Ratings
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  • "french can be promoted rather than nationals(in 292 reviews)

  • "beaucoup de travail dans la banque(in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Good working environment"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at BNP Paribas

    Pros

    Nice Mentorship, no French bureaucracy

    Cons

    Low salary and long hours for interns

    BNP Paribas2018-10-09
  2. "This is a French Bank"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1) Work life balance, partly because of the French 2) Relatively low stress for a job in banking

    Cons

    1) French gets advantage in everything such as promotion and higher pay 2) Low salary compared to the industry for non-French employees 3) Apparently, management is running a campaign to promote women. So, we see that women are getting an advantage ahead of men in promotion. (To make it clear, French men is still higher than non-French women in the hierarchy.)

    Advice to Management

    Napoleon built its empire based on meritocracy, not favouritism.

    BNP Paribas2019-11-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    they like you if you are French

    Cons

    they don't like you if you are not French

    BNP Paribas2019-10-07
  4. "consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    decent salary and nice coworkers

    Cons

    only hire french for management position

    BNP Paribas2019-10-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Vacation days, high starting salary

    Cons

    Lack of mobility, constant re-org, inability to move up if you're not a white french male

    BNP Paribas2019-09-25
  6. "Not advantageous for non-French employees"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, work like balance

    Cons

    Heavily favor French employees, regardless of talent

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your local market talent.

    BNP Paribas2019-10-07
  7. Helpful (3)

    "If you only care about money and time off, just suck up all the rest and work here"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, work/life balance. My hours are pretty stable. - I get in at 7:30 and able to be out of the door by 5p. They have a generous vacation package and encourage employees to utilize their vacation time.

    Cons

    Poor Management Lack of respect for employees Underrepresented minorities are treated like 3rd class citizens Non-French/British are treated like 2nd class citizens Mobility is preached, but, is not available to everyone (no feedback from internal interviews to help employees grow) Poor formal and cross-Training opportunities Siloed departments Poor long-term strategic planning Poor processes and systems Chaotic,... reactive environment Known for CSR, but, does an awful job in this are compared to other banks (they must have paid someone to get the recognition)

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    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership is awful. Overhaul leadership and provide opportunities to everyone, think outside of the box.

    BNP Paribas2019-08-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work there"

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    Former Employee - IT Audit Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    French-centric company. They despise Americans

    BNP Paribas2019-08-01
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    The culture sucks. The management sucks. French nationals dominant company. The management does not care about you. They will give you zero flexibility. They are mean to the core and will expect you to be in office until 7 or 8 because the management folks who live right across the street have no life and they come in office at 7 and leave only at 8. Say goodbye to your personal life if you want to work here. You... won’t grow here, your work is not valued, you are not valued, you are not heard, your problems are not heard. There is favouritism everywhere and you’ll feel like an outsider if you are a person of color. There are better companies in the market, unless you have nothing in hand, don’t join them.

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    Advice to Management

    Empathise. Don’t just focus on writing emails about what you wish to do and achieve; rather start to care about your Employees, listen to their problem. Don’t be selfish!

    BNP Paribas2019-06-08
  10. Helpful (5)

    "BNP is a horrible place to work, avoid at all cost!"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    many vacation days, decent benefits

    Cons

    Management uses Fear tactics. Extremely deceptive and always lying . Prevalent discrimination and favoritism, only french and men are promoted; harrassment and bully go unaddressed by the management; ambiance depressing; Very low recognition

    Advice to Management

    Perform an anonymous review on department heads; line managers need to be held accountable; Do not tolerate harassment or bully; enforce your no-retaliation policy

    BNP Paribas2019-06-05
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