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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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3.0 148 reviews

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Paulo Maia

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Where positions allow it, they offer the best work-life balance you could find(in 8 reviews)

  • Nice building; good benefits; people generally fine to work with(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, not much work life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • Long long hours with no OT pay since everyone is considered a "manager"(in 7 reviews)

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    All over the place...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe work was interesting and the company name is well known and looks good on a resume. They seem to believe strongly in trial by fire, as their training on new systems or proprietary systems is very lack-luster.

    ConsManagement and objectives are all over the place. They don't seem to have clear goals from year to year except to maintain the status quo with aging systems and IT infrastructure as a whole. From a top down perspective, it seems as if there is a lot of talk about things, but no one really taking action to make things happen, even when things are necessary. They are very reactive to problems instead of pro-active to ensuring problems do not happen.

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    AML Compliance Analyst

    AML Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat environment to work in HSBC

    ConsAML / ATF field challengeable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great environment and and friendly team

    Co-Op Intern (Former Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Prosgreat facilities including napping room, gym and a big cafeteria. Friendly working environment and very casual during meetings and day to day work. Work life balance was good, and was encouraged to not work late with flexible hours and option to work from home

    ConsConsidering the size of the company and the large building, it is hard to get to know everyone in the company, relationships with other teams may be challenging to establish may be due to lack of communication of misunderstandings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A global bank which is not localized enough.

    Premium Banker (Current Employee) Richmond, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits. High staff turnover, which means faster promotion.
    Global network connection.

    ConsLimited products. Limited network support.
    Limited team collaboration between departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on client, less on product sales.
    More collaboration among retail, business and commercial banking, as well as investment department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great staff, lots of fun.

    Collections Representative (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsExcellent management, listened to staff, HR really took our concerns seriously. Good hours, open communication and lots of fun get togethers

    ConsSome evening and weekend work, did have issues with previous management, but HR took action.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, where ever you may go next.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Place to learn fast and work with very talented employees. Project Management is well established.

    Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefit package
    Good PMO Structure

    ConsLong hours, not much work life balance
    Poor pay
    Human Resource is located in UK. Hard to get information.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance
    Human Resource should be available to locals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sr. Modeling Analyst

    Senior Modeling Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsStructured org to start your career to build your hard coar analytics skill set and soft skill set requred in large organizations

    ConsSlower career growth path compare to other industries, but still be able to ahead the curve if you are able to capticalize the opportunites along the way

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more into analytics function and embrace more talents from different industries like retail, telecom to innovate analytics practises

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood support from managers; Will guide you to where you want.

    ConsWhen I first start, the training wasn't that great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be better to train supervisors how to train newbies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, it was a good experience, hence I stayed there for 5+ years.

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsBenefits package is pretty good and vacation days are fairly generous. Better than other people I've spoken to that also work in the banking industry. I work on projects and the people I generally deal with are pleasant to work with. I did like the culture and value of HSBC.

    ConsI find that the salary is not as competitive as other banks. Probably not a con for everybody but their head office is in Vancouver. Since I work in a project environment, majority of our meetings were held online/ over conference lines. Face to face meetings were not always possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great opportunities if you know where to look in an international bank.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong global brand, international bank, located in Vancouver

    ConsTop heavy, and limited banking in Canada

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