Promotion Watch (Or Lack Thereof) '12: BNP

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BNP Paribas has some irate junior mistmakers on its hands.

"In addition to variousother recent offenses, BNP has promoted a very small number of juniors. There are MANY 4th year associates, 4th year analysts that didn't receive a title change. The bank is sending a clear message that it does not care about its junior employees. They don't pay, don't promote, they just don't care."

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