BNP Paribas Employee Reviews

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Challenged management team, low comp, poorly structured
Equities Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 20, 2018
Management can be very hands-off, but slow decision-making and bureaucracy make progress difficult, with Paris as the priority for everything.

Has lean operations in many divisions, which can be a good opportunity for people to gain experience and responsibilities beyond which many hierarchies would normally allow. However, a lack of clear career progression and poor compensation mean's that the opportunity is capped.

Enormous organization, and US operations are not a focus or priority of the main bank.
Pros
28 days plus vacation, lax management, travel opportunities
Cons
Poor comp, lack of perks (as typical in finance), disorganized
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Heavily administrative; all about politics; demeaning and uninspiring management
Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 11, 2018
After a few years, desperate to find a better place. No viable business strategy. Poor management that seems to be more interested in saving their jobs than doing business. Managers totally lack charisma and just follow guidelines from Paris. All about politics not business - except doing what every other bank does but five years later. Not mentioning compensation or the lack thereof. Oh and HR are complete morons. If you are smart and want to close deals, just stay away from BNP.
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none
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Good place to work
Middle Office (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 22, 2018
Good Place to work.
Good benefits. French culture

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I worked at BNP Paribas full-time

Pros
A good work life balance

Cons
French and not in a hurry to do things.
Centralised roles in Paris who will not respond to urgent requests.
Ashamed of its Cayman Islands staff.
Pros
Vacation
Cons
Below market pay
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good work life balance
avp (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 25, 2018
It used to be a good place to work. The benefits and compensation is decent but not great. Constant reorganization with no clear missions. While work life balance is promoted by the bank on paper it is rarely allowed.
Pros
health benefits
Cons
disorganized
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good place to work
Business Continuity Manager (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJNovember 2, 2018
Great benefits . Good atmosphere
friendly employees. Management seems to be responsive.
The overall impression is positive but the compensation may be lacking
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good
Senior SLAB Settlement Officer (Current Employee) –  Distrito de LisboaOctober 7, 2018
company is good to work but salary and management is poor.. maybe due to new set-up but still it affects the goals. more benefits and better work conditions i needed
Cons
salary very less
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Fine Place to work
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 13, 2018
Decent place to work. Most of the time the work life balance is pretty good. Benefits are solid. Great vacation time. For the most part there is good leadership
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Finance Control, Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJAugust 21, 2018
Good benefits but management is questionable. Only way to advance is to be of the native country, and very hard to really voice your opinions as management is for bias.
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Good Organization with good benefits.
Assistant Vice-President/Vice-President (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJ/New YorkJuly 19, 2018
Good Organization with excellent benefits and lots of volunteer opportunities.
Hard working staff in a busy working environment.
Lots morale enhancing staff perks.
Pros
Q/E Lunches
Cons
Micro-Management
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Bank of the Worst
Senior Service Officer (Current Employee) –  ColoradoAugust 9, 2018
There is certainly a reason that Bank of the West is known among employees as Bank of the Worst. The sales goals are comparable to other banks; however the products are not. The pay is less than other financial institutions and the benefits are average. The best thing about the company is the ability to use tuition reimbursement. The management is TERRIBLE at all levels including branch, region, and executive. The culture is rather cutthroat given that the goals aren't that challenging. I was a high performing banker without having to put in an excessive amount of effort. This company is all about who you know and not what you know. Nepotism gets you far.
The growth strategy of the company is not sustainable and often leads to further setbacks because the plans are not well planned nor executed. The only thing I enjoyed day-to-day was customer interactions. 5 years ago, when I came on board, I felt that the company was headed in a good direction, at this point, I feel that the company will hire anyone willing to show up. The employees often behave as though they are being inconvenienced by the work itself or customers.
As a whole, knowing what I know now, I would never have started with the company. I stayed because of the location being close to home. A market manager was brought on that was very thoughtful and encouraging and she was great for my development. She has left the company due to many of the reasons listed above and this has been a catalyst in my seeking employment elsewhere.
Pros
tuition reimbursement
Cons
management, unsustainable growth plan
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Great place to work!
Universal Banker 1 (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, NEApril 25, 2018
Worked for a local bank in my area for 15 years before BOTW. I feel like our branch is a work family and it is a great place to work! I have learned so much in my 3 years with this bank, much more than the last job. If you are on the fence, I say give it a try, you won’t regret it! Also, the company really focuses on customer service and we go above and beyond to truly do what’s best for them! Benefits are great as well as the pay.
Pros
Great pay, positive management, weekends off
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BNP Paribas Review
Assistant Vice President, Data Scientist (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJOctober 2, 2018
My boss at BNP was exceptional. Approachable and smart.

Typical day at work:
Go in, crunch data numbers, meet with various supporting teams, and develop project plans and automated models for reporting.

What I learned:
Everything about OTC Options - and large positions in the capital markets arena. Also, Alteryx, the data analytics software I became the company "SME" of.

Management:
direct management was great.

Workplace Culture:
Awesome holiday parties, and generally good interactions with colleagues.

Hardest Part Of the Job:
Changing higher level management created some workplace drama.

Most Enjoyable Part Of the Job:
Interaction with great people who were knowledgeable and approachable and working with great data!
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Great company
Manager (Current Employee) –  King of Prussia, PAMay 10, 2018
A great bank to work for , and growing in the US. With its extensive global reach, BNP offers plenty of mobility opportunities, provides excellent work life balance and benefits, as well as advancement opportunities. Compensation is competitive.
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Not a good company to work for
Service Banker (Former Employee) –  North Platte, NEMarch 20, 2018
Very high school mentality from mgmt. Play games and very demeaning. Very fake with customers. Nice to face but then talk behind their back. Not a good place to work. If you have a problem and go thru correct channels they say no retaliation - that is such a lie. They throw you under the bus. If you make a mistake mgmt tries to humiliate you in front of customers. Expectations are not realistic. You don't get compensation but mgmt does.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Vac time they pay much tell you when you can take it. Mgmt is not professional, work attitude is very childish, very two - faced
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Good place to work but no room for advancement
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 11, 2018
The workplace culture was fantastic. I loved working with the people there while I was employed there. The people generally cared for the job and was genuinely engaged while working. Compensation is on the lower side however the benefits are better than any bank on the street. Job security and advancement are one of the worst things about this bank. Your job may be taken over at any time with a employee working in the main branch.

If you are working at this bank and somehow management seems to skirt your meetings and doesn't seem to have any interest in your job, this is a clear sign to look for a different position.
Pros
Benefits, workplace culture
Cons
Poor management, lower than industry compensation
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Great Pay and Benefits!
Senior Service Officer (Current Employee) –  Little Falls, MN 56345February 22, 2018
$15 an hour starting wage for all positions, 401k with dollar for dollar match, medical, dental, vision. The staff here are awesome, really go above an beyond. Not micromanaged as so much as made accountable for your time, which just gives me more opportunity to SHINE!!! Merit based promotions, so if you make your goals you get a raise annually. I have gotten 2 promotions in 18 months. Real opportunity to grow within the bank. And they give you bonuses too, just for doing your job.
Pros
Excellent Benefits, Management
Cons
No Overtime
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Horrible management
Service banker (Former Employee) –  Little Falls, MNFebruary 20, 2018
Won't work with you on anything especially with your family. You go by the banks needs and they don't care about your personal life and what's going on. Very pushy on their products especially with older people who are not interested. They complain when they have to buy supplies like post it's and pens. They never advertise. You will have to reach your goals with referrals if not then don't ever expect a raise. Managers are unprofessional and incredibly micro managing.
Pros
None
Cons
Management
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French culture
Communications (Former Employee) –  NYMay 25, 2018
Very much French culture. Very good benefits and if you search for a place to grow you can definitely make it happen there. A lot of traveling available if you want to.
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Compared to other banks, BNP is overall a nicer bank to work for
Securities Lending Trading Operations (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 23, 2018
BNP Paribas is one of the more socially responsible banks to work for. The culture is not as brash as some of the other banks, and they do care about their employees as shown in the benefits. Lateral and department mobility is good.
Pros
Good benefits, Nice culture, Global presence
Cons
Culture changed a little when they purchased Bank of America's Prime Brokerage
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Used to be a good place, now very underpaid with a lot of bureaucracy
Vice President (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 27, 2018
It used to be a good place to work. While the bank has a decent benefits the compensation is very low and doesn't increase year over year. The bank became very bureaucratic with many layers of not-effective management.
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