About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a French financial services conglomerate which, together with Crédit Agricole, Société Générale and Groupe BPCE, constitutes the "big four" of the country's banking market. As of 2018, it is the ninth largest bank in the world in terms of assets. In 2010, the bank dropped to 18th place in Global Finance magazine's list of the world's 50 most trusted banks (down from the previous 9th place). Since 2011 it has been among the globally systemically important banks.

BNP Paribas recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on BNP Paribas Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the BNP Paribas recruiter.

    • In some cases, BNP Paribas hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the BNP Paribas recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete BNP Paribas tests.

    • BNP Paribas uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest BNP Paribas headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • BNP Paribas may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join BNP Paribas.

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