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Best Banking Firms in Europe to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms that bankers find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

  • Survey Methodology

    Which are the best firms to work for? For some, this is a far more important consideration than prestige. To determine our Best 15 Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

    * 50 percent satisfaction * 10 percent hours * 10 percent pay * 10 percent manager relations * 10 percent diversity (women, minorities and gays) * 10 percent formal training

    Like our Top 40 prestige rankings, our Best 20 is meant to reflect the subjective opinion of insiders. By its nature, the list is based on the perceptions of insiders'some of whom may be biased in favor (or against) their firm.

  • Ranking History

2013 Best Banking Firms in Europe for Hours

1
SCORE
8.353

BNP Paribas SA

For a changing world BNP Paribas, which bills itself as "the bank for a changing world," is one of the largest and most successful banks...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
8.000

J.P. Morgan (Europe)

Part of a giant J.P. Morgan is part of New York-based JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial services firm with $2.4 trillion in assets...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
1
3
SCORE
7.262

Morgan Stanley (Europe)

The firm that Henry and Harold built New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses:...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
4
4
SCORE
7.120

Nomura International Plc (Europe)

From Tokyo to the world Nomura International plc is the U.K.-based subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Japan's largest securities group. Its 190 offices...

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2012 Rank
3
5
SCORE
6.983

Citigroup Inc. (Europe)

Big Citi  Citi Institutional Clients Group, one of the main units of global banking behemoth Citigroup Inc., offers a full range of investment...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
6.643

Credit Suisse (Europe)

International player  Credit Suisse Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, operating in more than 50 countries and...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
2
7
SCORE
6.455

Jefferies International Limited (Europe)

A firm on the rise Jefferies International Limited is the U.K.-incorporated and wholly-owned subsidiary of New York-based Jefferies LLC, a...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
6
8
SCORE
6.099

Goldman Sachs & Co. (Europe)

Wall Street's No. 1 dealmaker  Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a...

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2012 Rank
7
9
SCORE
5.938

The Blackstone Group (Europe)

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2012 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
5.362

BBVA S.A.

A bank for leaders BBVA's roots stretch back more than 150 years, and today it's one of the 30 largest financial institutions in the world, operating...

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2012 Rank
8