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Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Natixis CEO François Riahi
François Riahi
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Pros
  • "bonne ambiance , infrastructure excellente au sein de l'entreprise(in 59 reviews)

  • "Environnement de travail satisfaisants(in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Development opportunities for non-French is very little once you reach a certain career stage(in 47 reviews)

  • "tre embaucher pour les profils juniors(in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Junior"

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

    I have been working at Natixis full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great team. You can meet with some of the nicest people.

    Cons

    The headquarter in Paris centralizes everything which means the local platform has little power over many topics. Company is French speaking and English can be non-existent sometimes. Very limited growth opportunities for non-french speaking people. Very political overall. Very backward in terms of technology. You can have tons of...

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    Advice to Management

    Please do invest in technology because it's preventing the company from growing.

    Natixis2018-03-22
  2. Helpful (3)

    "associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Natixis

    Pros

    great team, smart people, good benefit, good location

    Cons

    low pay, absurd amount of dumb french people, low quality juniors (especially from graduate programs..seems like all the left overs come and hired for the sake of running the graduate program), not enough female on the floor but mostly if there are some, the ones with lower educational level and questionable backgrounds are promoted

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring sub-par french people from Paris.

    Natixis2017-12-05
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Typical French Bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Used to have a pension

    Cons

    Typical French bank with all the headaches you can conjur up

    Natixis2017-12-05
  4. "Permanently small company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natixis full-time

    Pros

    great people working there. benefits a plus.

    Cons

    no room for career growth unless you're French. awful management. high turnover rate at all levels. absurd lack of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    expand diversity selection if you really expect to be international. establish employer loyalty by adjusting the turnover rate.

    Natixis2017-08-07
  5. Helpful (4)

    "a Small bank aiming to stay small"

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

    I worked at Natixis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a few very good individuals in either management or front office a large balance sheet which they are willing to put to work strong expertise in certain specific areas (lending in particular)

    Cons

    platform is too far behind as compared to competitors when it comes to legal, operations, systems, models, risk and business strategy. Environment is very political with a clear divide between French versus Americans, regional platform versus Head office, Equity versus Fixed Income. Management lacks vision and ambition to grow and gain market shares. Name recognition is a...

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    Advice to Management

    change the management team: they are old, bitter and need a complete overhaul

    Natixis2017-05-03
  6. "Deception"

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

    I have been working at Natixis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Specialized bank, very active in certain niche sectors

    Cons

    Politics, lack of reactivity, not competitive with regards to pricing. No real advancement possible if you are not a French national

    Advice to Management

    Improve international representation in management

    Natixis2017-02-01
  7. Helpful (3)

    "VP"

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

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

    Pros

    Natixis offers a very good benefit package, it has a European mentality in terms of work/life balance and it is small enough that provides access to the senior management

    Cons

    Priority in terms of career advancement is given to French people who come here in a working visa and then do not want to leave at the given time. The compensation is not market.

    Advice to Management

    The french connection if very strong which gives very little space to everybody else to advance.

    Natixis2016-11-02
  8. 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
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Totally underpaid"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous vacations, but then you need it for the stressful work load

    Cons

    A lot of deadwood at management level. Poor pay relative to street. Little to no advancement unless you are French and male. Policy of moving deadwood from HQ to satellite offices. US still has largely all french senior management, which all came from HQ. Support areas are totally understaffed, and as cuts continue, your career is...

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    Advice to Management

    Having these chats with employees asking us how to make this place a better place to work, doesn't cut it when you are still looking for more places to cut costs.

    Natixis2016-04-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Natixis"

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

    I worked at Natixis full-time

    Pros

    - very good benefits specimlay if you have a familly - very good if you are in structured finance

    Cons

    - compensation is poor - lack on internal opportunities - still very focus on French market and clients

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees skills. Reward better cross functions

    Natixis2015-10-21
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