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"A typical french bank but based in uk"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good grad training programme for starters

Cons

Don't go there if you are not french

Advice to Management

none

Other Employee Reviews for BNP Paribas

  1. "Patrimony management intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Patrimony Management Intern
    Former Intern - Patrimony Management Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn and have a quick overview about how to deal with high level clients
    Famous Firm (in France)
    Great offices

    Cons

    Poor Ratio Salary/personal investment
    Poor Middle Management
    Vague Career forecast

    Advice to Management

    reward more the performers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Head of A Fixed Income Area
    Current Employee - Head of A Fixed Income Area

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, BNP is a great company to work for. The people are nice and amicable. The environment in CIB is laid back. Working in the US, its a change from stereotypical American Companies and is a nice alternative due to its European culture and values. In my experience, talent is recognized and you are allowed to move up the ladder if opportunity allows. I was able to get promoted in under 2 years to running my own department.

    Cons

    The most common criticism you hear about BNP is that it is heavily Franco-centric. This is true and the bank's major decision making is centralized from Europe. Meaning that if you are working elsewhere other than France or London, that you will find some bottlenecks in thinking. BNP is great for a young ambitious person or mid career person. However, once you pass this threshold and are more seasoned promotions become more difficult due to the highly centralized power hold with the French and Brits.

    Advice to Management

    If it is to be a truly global bank, then the French would best benefit in listening to other regions and allowing the culture to assimilate more freely where the operations are located. Morale is diminished when executive management is abundantly occupied by French Men.

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