Anyone worked at socgen/BNPParibas here before?? Anyone worked at socgen/BNPParibas here before??
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    Default Anyone worked at socgen/BNPParibas here before??

    Just got a contract offer from both of these guys and cannot really decide

    Has anyone here worked for them before?

    Were they a good bunch>?

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    Their trading floors tend to get a bit wiffy towards the end of the week. They are French after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMcadden1 View Post
    Just got a contract offer from both of these guys and cannot really decide

    Has anyone here worked for them before?

    Were they a good bunch>?
    Take both and invoke the subs clause (if one exist). That way you can earn money on both. HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMcadden1 View Post
    Just got a contract offer from both of these guys and cannot really decide

    Has anyone here worked for them before?

    Were they a good bunch>?
    Socgen.

    Hated it.

    French management technique is very different to what you may be used too ...

    Very hands on, and micromanagemet. I had team meetings, plus one on ones every week ... did my 6 months and gtf outta there.

    Plus they're very slow moving, in investment banking terms, actually any terms. Stuffy comes to mind.

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    I failed an interview at BNP Paribas once. I really impressed the technical people, but I didn't get on with the French manager who insisted on going over all the technical stuff his staff had already been through with me (as if he didn't trust them). Funny bunch, and in a way I'm glad I didn't get the gig.
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    BIL works for BNPP - says its an ok place but you gota get used to the way they do things and if they dont like the look of ya theyll get rid - simple as.

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    I interviewed for a contract with SocGen about 2 years ago.
    The manager was some sort of arrogant muppet who clearly only recently arrived from Paris and did not have a clue what the difference between a contractor and an employee is.
    Contracting work is not nearly as common in Paris than in London, that must be why.

    Anyway I'd go go BNPParibas if I were you as they appear to be more adapted to the anglo-saxon ways of working. (Based on what friends told me)

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    Sorry for reviving an old thread. I have landed an interview with BNP Parabas. Any new views of them?
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    Immediately prior to going contracting in 2007, I was lined up for a
    3RD interview for a perm role at BNP Paribas. Nothing at interview put me off the company, just that someone else offered a contract quicker.

    Sorry no view on SocGen.
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