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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated 17 Aug 2019

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BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
958 Ratings
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  • "french can be promoted rather than nationals(in 255 reviews)

  • "Charge de travail et gestion des m(in 69 reviews)

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  1. "good bank with smart people"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    top European bank; good work environment

    Cons

    too top-heavy, not enough staffed in juniors

    Advice to Management

    cut some of the top to pay the base more fairly; hire more analysts to spread the workload more evenly

    BNP Paribas2019-06-29
  2. "Good employer with opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good employer with opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Salaries fairly low compared to competitors

    BNP Paribas2019-08-11
  3. "Great Bank"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Green focused and great group of people

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging albeit some of the time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    BNP Paribas2019-08-11
  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company where we can learn a lot. Treat employees fairly

    Cons

    Lack of diversity at managers level

    BNP Paribas2019-08-05
  5. "Really really really really quantitative"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Lots of technicity and professional people

    Cons

    If you do not speak french you are excluded

    BNP Paribas2019-07-29
  6. "Typical big bank"

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Size of operations and assets managed/ advised on. Genuine international focus.

    Cons

    The usual downsides of a large financial organisation: bureaucracy, slow decision making, politics

    BNP Paribas2019-07-28
  7. "Benefits vs culture"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits making up for lack of remuneration. Work life balance is respected.

    Cons

    Inconsistent approach to projects and process. Knee jerk decision making.

    BNP Paribas2019-07-24
  8. "Great Bank"

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    Former Employee - Commodity Broker in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    People, atmosphere, benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    No career advancement. Too many contractors. Location, Poor systems

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff

    BNP Paribas2019-07-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for in London"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lean Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great benefits, fun place to work for. Always great events organised. Work is interesting as well, with many business trips to different locations in Europe.

    Cons

    While I personally love it, not all people are fond of the French culture

    BNP Paribas2019-06-21
  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer 

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good people

    Cons

    Not up to date on technology Quite a bit of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to good, experienced Outsourcing doesn't always solve problems

    BNP Paribas2019-06-22
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