HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview

    One phone interview and two on-site interviews. First had a call with an internal recruiter; then met with the hiring manager and team members; lastly met with direct manager's manager. The entire process is concise but well-organized. The interviewers seemed to be well-prepared. Some of the questions were difficult but I did not take them personally. Confidence and some sense of humor would definitely help. Do your homework!

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    • Typical behavioral questions plus questions about the specific areas applied for. -Strengths and weaknesses -How to work with difficult people -What would your current manager say about you -Why are you interested in this position, HSBC and this industry? etc.   Answer Question
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    Customer Experience Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Bethesda, MD) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Initially participated in an informal interview with a branch manager. The initial interview was very informative. An open dialogue was conducted to find out if my goals aligned with the position and potential future opportunities. It was clear that HSBC is looking to hire those with the intention of making a career out of joining the bank as opposed to those using it as simply a stepping stone.

    Interview Questions

    • What area are you interested in finance and do you see this opportunity as a potential career?   Answer Question
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    Summer Work Experience Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview

    Long wait and thin pay. But well, it is worth doing especially if one plans to develop his/her career in HK, the most brand-conscious place in the world. HR was always in a condescending tone. However, I show my greatest respects with this company for their willingness to take in candidates with no work experience (even said that this wasn't a problem). Interview was 2 rounds, first with HR (based in mainland) and line manager in HK. Both were behavioral questions except for a little bit general knowledge of HSBC expected in the 1st round. They expect specific answers. Just answer as detailed as possible, and try to carry the convo (not being overly dominating tho of course).

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a problem you encountered when working in a group What are the core values of HSBC Talk about what you do outside the classroom etc   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview

    it was very difficult. questions were very tough. started with technical round and all questions were bouncing back. some questions included what is your previous experience, how were you able to over come your weakness

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    Managing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    the interview is about 60 minutes long and a lot of fit questions such as in a certain scenario how would you manage a problem. Also, know your resume well and be prepare to tell your experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • describe a difficult situation and explain how you overcome it, what's the result?   Answer Question
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    Collector I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Depew, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Depew, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had a 20 minute phone interview that wasnt too hard..then they called me the same day for a interview on site..when i went to the interview the manager i interviewed with made me feel very comfortable, discussed about the company with me, and asked me a few questions and gave me a tour..all in all ot was a good interview!

    Interview Questions

    • describe a situation where you felt you went above and beyond to provide customer service?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didnt really need to negotiate feel like it is going to be a great company to work for!

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    Private Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online at the company website. After you fill out the application, they make you take a math test. The test is multiple choice and is pretty easy. First round was a basic phone interview. Nothing out of the blue. Your basic "walk me through your resume" and "what are your strengths and weaknesses"? After that, you are invited to the New York Office for a Superday.

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    Assistant Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY).

    Interview

    My resume was lying with them for a month or so. However when I was called for interview, it was a a whole day face to face interview. Interviewed ith several managers. All the managers were professional and friendly. They asked practical real life problem solving questions. At the end I met the senior manager, who briefed me about the benefits etc and asked general questions. While walking back, i was given the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions.Real life practical problem solving questions. Simple logic testing questions.   1 Answer
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    Corporate Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online through a career website at my college. The entire process up until my acceptace letter took about 3 weeks. Started with an over-the-phone interview with an HR - all behavioral questions and asked about my resume. Next round was on site with 3 people from different groups. 2 asked purely behavioral questions and 1 asked technicals. Know your resume to the last detail and make sure to have an example for every behavioral question (some got tricky). Also have a general opinion about the economy and how it's doing. The interviewers were friendly and I enjoyed my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think the economy is doing? Any specific factors?   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was totally skill based. The questions asked were from mathematics and algorithms. The interviewer were very smart enough to know when you are confident and when you are not. ...... .... . .... ..... ..... . ...... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

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