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8.0 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Although part of a large company, everyone knows everyone. Colleagues are happy to help and very friendly. We have multiple out of hours events – there's a very social atmosphere."
Graduate, London
"The Birmingham office is friendly and welcoming. We have recently moved to agile working and have a newly refurbished office, which has made the atmosphere even better."
Entry level, Birmingham
"We have very fun monthly company drinks event where a different department hosts each month. The hierarchy is not evident at BNPPRE – everyone seems to be approachable and happy to help."
Graduate, London
"Extremely social, both in the office and after hours. There's an abundance of activities, groups and teams to get involved with. We have the usual hierarchy from a company of this size with all levels running from graduates to senior directors."
Graduate, London
"Despite being part of one of the larger global banks, I do not feel that we are overly corporate. Because of the size of the company, I suppose you do feel the pressure of billing fees more than if you were in one of the big five."
Graduate, London
"Although it depends on the team you are in, there is generally an integrated culture within the office and after hours. Seniors sit with interns and graduates – there are no clear lines of separation. This helps information flows in particular. There is a clear hierarchy: board – directors (multiple levels) – surveyors (multiple levels) – graduates – interns. The level of cooperation and teamwork could be higher and the company is aware of this, with systems being implemented to enable a higher degree of cross-selling between departments. Within teams, teamwork is often essential and it is generally done well. The organisation is very social. It is invited to all the major networking events and gets involved with organising events itself. It also has a diversity and inclusion movement that I am part of through the multicultural network (just one of the many branches)."
Graduate, London (City)
"In the office, I am surrounded by people with a whole wealth of experience. I sit next to my line manager (who is a director of the department) and sit close to our estate assistants and other surveyors of various hierarchical statuses. The Birmingham office works well as a team and this doesn't go unnoticed within the business. We are a sociable office with regular department socials and nights out. We also get together for other events such as sports fixtures, birthdays etc."
Graduate, Birmingham
"I think that the culture here is great. Everyone works hard but even senior colleagues make time to explain things if you need their advice on a piece of work. There are lots of opportunities to be social within the team and also with the wider departments, which is really good for meeting new people. My current team even has dress down Fridays."
Graduate, London

2014

"We work in small individual teams made up of a director, surveyors and graduates. In the office we have a social, relaxed atmosphere."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Socialising amongst colleagues at different levels is excellent at work and after-hours."
Graduate, London
"The culture in the office is very supportive. The departments are largely autonomous but we get to know everyone in the office as we may need help from other departments from time to time. After-work we often meet up for drinks to socialise."
Graduate, Birmingham
"There is a relaxed atmosphere in the workplace and a good social circle amongst the graduates in the office."
Graduate, Birmingham
"I would say the culture in the office is friendly yet hard-working. We strike a good balance."
Graduate, London
"The company is very sociable. There are lots of sports teams/activities to get involved with and a real sense of being part of a 'team' both inside and outside the office."
Graduate, London
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