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Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Natixis CEO François Riahi
François Riahi
4 Ratings
  1. "The sky is the limit"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive environment, competitive, but not cut-throat, good work is recognized.

    Cons

    None serious enough worth mentioning.

    Natixis2013-08-06
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Structured Finance"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natixis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good location. Decent benefits. Challenging goals to achieve. Lots of work. Good place to learn.

    Cons

    Deteriorating work environment (french expat). Unclear strategy. Pay lower than bigger banks. Name recognition issue.

    Advice to Management

    Promote US staff. Get rid off the expats gradually. Develop clear strategy and achievable goals. Poor working environment with Global Markets group

    Natixis2016-04-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Reasonable benefits but still very much a satellite office"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Natixis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits (health, 401k etc)

    Cons

    Very Paris-centric Lack of willingness to invest in infrastructure

    Natixis2015-04-01
  4. "Director position"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director, Institutional Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Natixis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good health benefits as well as time off.

    Cons

    Management was often kept in the dark from those in France. The French seems to manage by consensus and decisions take for ever to made.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your US counterparts like the cousin you wish you didn't have.

    Natixis2015-02-27
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, but pay is lagging the industry"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Natixis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very comfortable place to work, nice people, reasonable demands, ample time off.

    Cons

    The negatives of Natixis are pay, pay, pay, and pay. That, and the salaries are very low, and bonuses are small to nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Organize yourselves better, and pay people more money!

    Natixis2014-06-03
  6. "Built and developed a franchise"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative and accesible senior management

    Cons

    Very Limited compensation. Very centralized organization

    Advice to Management

    Do not promise something you cannot or won't deliver

    Natixis2013-04-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not much development opportunities for non-French"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively good work life balance A caring culture

    Cons

    Notoriously slow. Very french centric. Development opportunities for non-French is very little once you reach a certain career stage.

    Natixis2019-06-14
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Official language French"

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    Current Employee - Director in Kowloon City, Kowloon City
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location Free espresso and fruits

    Cons

    This review only concerns hk office First of all this is a third / fourth tier bank globally and in HK. In Hong Kong it lacks infrastructure and people to even to be close competing with other foreign banks, by far. You have parachutes from Paris that are old (think 50+, still ED) people who lost the game of thrones in Paris and found them another safehouse in HK. These “heads” don’t speak competitively English (not...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn English and think bigger, don’t be narrow minded.

    Natixis2019-01-24
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place where people matter and business grows"

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    Current Employee - Director in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natixis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In Asia, the size is big enough to cover a wide range of activities while at at the same time it is small enough so that everybody know each others. It;s interesting to see things evolving as they happen instead of reading it in the news, also initiatives are always welcome and internal mobility is quite easy. Strong French culture, becoming more diverse lately with the business expansion in the region.

    Cons

    Too Paris-centric, and that lack of local delegation is a hurdle when it comes to executing transactions quickly or bringing innovative solutions to the market quickly.

    Advice to Management

    More local decision power.

    Natixis2018-10-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natixis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Innovative and rapidly expanding business adding lots of valuable experience onto my CV, nice colleagues and supportive management, actively promoting diversity in Asia, work-life balance

    Cons

    More opportunities for travelling to and getting in touch with headquarter and better back office support

    Natixis2018-09-28
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