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BNP Paribas Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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3.5
68%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
1,054 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "french can be promoted rather than nationals(in 292 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    good exposure and team members

    Cons

    Poor management from the top down

    BNP Paribas2019-05-15
  2. "Paraplanner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraplanner in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging and fast paced- everyday is different

    Cons

    Admin can be boring

    BNP Paribas2019-11-25
  3. "GM performance management"

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    Current Employee - Head of GBL Supervision in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International, flexible, easy to speak with many different deparrments, friendly management

    Cons

    Difficult to progress or to move as management likes to leave people in their area of expertise

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid to let your team try something new

    BNP Paribas2019-11-25
  4. "A little behind the curve"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and OK staff benefits

    Cons

    3 years behind tier 1 rivals

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the Zeitgeist

    BNP Paribas2019-11-25
  5. "Full time analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance and environment

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for non French employees.

    BNP Paribas2019-11-19
  6. "Growing platform but bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Coverage 

    I worked at BNP Paribas full-time

    Pros

    Nice work life balance, very good employee benefit such as vacations and transportation cost

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic when trying to implement change or propose new ideas

    BNP Paribas2019-11-25
  7. "Friendly and competent"

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    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Unreliable systems Can be frustrating for non French speakers

    BNP Paribas2019-10-31
  8. "Not ideal place to start career in Sales & Trading"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Analyst (Derivatives Sales) in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good graduate programme structure, support from the HR team

    Cons

    Not enough support and guidance when working on the trading floor, not good orientation and limited oportunities to switch positions internally, difficult time to work in derivatives sales given new regulations (MiFID 2 etc.)

    BNP Paribas2019-11-12
  9. "Senior Finance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work - life balance Benefits Internal Mobility Career progression Development

    Cons

    Salary Work-load Culture Systems Not much flexibility Not much remote working

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    BNP Paribas2019-10-27
  10. "Good company, good people"

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    Former Employee - Market Risk Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, vouchers and discounts almost everywhere; considerate teammates, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Diversity is poor, especially at senior level, strong French culture, might be hard for people to integrate if they are from other backgrounds

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to non-French speakers

    BNP Paribas2019-10-23
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