HSBC Canada Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Canada.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, the process took about a week, then got an email from HR to schedule a phone interview, and then another week later got a call from branch manager to schedule a face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    • common behavior questions, what you know about the company, what do you see yourself in 5 years   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Canada.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through their career site then the first step was the phone interview.Focus on preparing stories to answer the "tell a time when..." behavioral questions. Lasted for about 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked a question related to analytical skills to which I had no prepared response and had to think on my feet.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Canada.

    Interview Details

    mostly about sales. so be prepared for all the sales-related interview questions.Describe yourself as a result-driven person. Failures may happen sometimes but the most important thing is determination. When you set your goal, you try everything possible to reach it. Make sure to emphasize that you are different from other people in the mindset. And describe how much you like about doing sales - it's self-rewarding, and recognizable. There is nothing else that can be compared to the feeling of helping clients meet their needs by choosing the right products for them.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you cannot meet your sales target.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Canada.

    Interview Details

    I had on in person interview with HR and the CTO who was hiring at that time for this postion. They asked me all the standard questions and I gave them all my answers. This was 10 years ago so the interview process was quite different from what it is right now. Two days later I got a phone call from HR saying that they are going to make me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you set up a facility from scratch. Whats the first thing you would do...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Personal Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I have received an email ask that if im interested on personal banker position in HSBC. If so pleas send them my resume. Few days later they reminds me again so i send my resume via email. On the next day a lady contact me and she gonna arrange a phone interview afternoon. On the next day i got the phone call from the bank and they would lime to arrange the face to face interview on the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • the interview is sth about why u choose HSBC and if you cannot reach your target what will u do. Other questions is about that what u want bank do for u.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    face to face interview
    no hard question,
    past experience
    tell us about a problem you encoutered while working with a group & how you resolve it
    what is great customer seervice
    how to handle compalin
    how to accomplish a tough tasks

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Canada.

    Interview Details

    Interview process took about 3 weeks total. Applied at the end of March and received a call in early April for a phone interview. First round was a 1 on 1 phone interview that consisted of all behavioural questions. After phone interview there was a group interview and another 2 on 1 interview. No technical questions were asked only "fit" type questions and behavioural.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a project you completed and walk me through the process you followed to complete it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    RBWM Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Canada.

    Interview Details

    It was a very fast process. Through every step you would get a bit of feedback and the recruiter would explain what would be the next steps.
    1. Online application/University career centre
    2. Phone interview: common interview to talk about your previous experiences, why you want to work there, etc.
    3. Group interview: very different interview experience. Never talked about the bank or your experience.
    4. In-person interview with the division of your interest: focused on the position and your skills relevant for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • The group interview was very unexpected in general. It seems that they try to test your presentation/improvisation skills and the ability to work with others. You had to talk about a random topic (e.g. Tim Hortons) for a minute. Then you had to prepare a pitch in a team of 3 (dragon den type pitch).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The deadline was very tight. Not much space to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Canada in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st Interview - On the phone. Asked questions about your experience and why you want the position etc.
    2nd Interview - Group. Written behavioural questions, presentations on how well you think on your feet (random topics), a dragon's den type pitch at the end on a random product they give you.
    3rd Interview - Why you want to work for the department. Technical questions & judging for good fit on their team.

    Interview Questions
    • Draw a word from an envelope. You have 1 minute to prepare for a 1 minute presentation on the topic   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Premium Banker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Canada.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. HR email for telephone interview. Normal basic behavioural questions. Second interview at branch with branch manger and manager of personal banking. More of a fit interview. Emailed branch manager afterwards thanking him for interview and was emailed offer that day.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing. Easy questions on what my experiences matched those of the job requirements.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a little higher approx 5% and was accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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