HSBC Canada Reviews

Updated May 25, 2014
Updated May 25, 2014
156 Reviews
3.2
156 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Very welcoming and pleasant work atmosphere with friends employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AML/KYC Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - AML/KYC Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada as a contractor

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Great location
    Friendly atmosphere
    Great schedule
    Management is open to ideas and views.

    Cons

    Travel time is the only cons I could say about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Global company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premium Banker  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Premium Banker in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good manager/good office culture/lots of opportunities/fast promote

    Cons

    limit training/low salary/old system,need upgrade/

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding workplace with great opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work. Opportunities for career progression at home and internationally. Benefits package is generous. Co-workers are great people to work with. Workplace has great amenities.

    Cons

    Because of a lack of overall resources, the workload can be overwhelming at times. However, the extra work and occasional long days are offset by working for a great company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    IT Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, challenging environment with many different IT roles and opportunities, including positions overseas.

    Cons

    Complex organization structure slowing down decisions and requiring many IT roles to work extended hours to interact with colleagues overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward your key managers & individual contributors, who often need to make sacrifices in their personal lives in order to excel in your global organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've worked at HSBC for over 25 years. Each time I needed a new challenge, I only had to look inside our company to find my next job. The Bank is very supportive of their employees and is genuinely interested in their personal growth and development. Where positions allow it, they offer the best work-life balance you could find.

    Cons

    I can't think of any downside to working at HSBC. Truly enjoy my job and my team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good and great career opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Canada

    Pros

    good and great career opportunities.

    Cons

    Do not know at this moment.

  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small bank, get to see a lot of thing you wouldn't normally see at a bigger bank until much later in your career

    Cons

    salaries seem to be below market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My favorite employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at HSBC Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great positive energy, good training, the company really knows how to take care of their employees

    Cons

    aggressive sales targets regardless of client catering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review sales targets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's been an amazing experience to work within Performance&Rewards team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reward Analyst  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Reward Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn latest HR practices, great people to work with. The biggest pro is that HSBC values diversity. It doesn't matter where you come from, you always feel that you are a part of this big team.

    Cons

    There is not much to say. The only thing that I would comment on is that because of the size of the company, it's hard to have close relations with the people from different departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Personal Banker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Current Employee - Personal Banker

    I have been working at HSBC Canada

    Pros

    Good Part Time Job for students

    Cons

    Gets Repetitive, and not as challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Bankers! Sometimes the lines just get way too long. More Bankers would make customer satisfaction better. Our jobs would be easier too

    Recommends

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