Number of Employees: 83,400
Headquarters: 1 St James's Square London SW1Y 4PD Tel +44 (0)20 7496 4000
BP, or British Petroleum, is a multinational gas and oil company with headquarters in London. It is the fourth largest company overall in the world, and the third largest among energy companies. Additionally, BP is one of the world's six "supermajor" oil and gas companies. Operating in all areas of the industry, BP has stakes in exploration, production, refining, distribution and marketing. Additionally, it deals in gas and oil trading, power generation, including wind power and biofuels, and petrochemicals. BP is engaged in business in more than 80 countries, producing the equivalent of nearly 3 million barrels of oil per day.
The majority of applicants that interview for a position with BP report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face and/or group panel interview, in which a skills test and a personality test may be given. A standard interview question might include, "Tell me about a time when you had to work with a diverse group of people." Potential employees can apply online or in person, and phone interviews are sometimes conducted prior to the face-to-face interview. Some applicants who are offered positions can expect to submit to a background check.