HSBC GLT

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HSBC GLT Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
301 Reviews
3.4
301 Reviews
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HSBC GLT CEO and Head of Global Technology Centers Richard Farrand
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85 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is completely dependent on department you work for (in 98 reviews)

  • Good work culture ,Nice work life balance , Cool atmosphere (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Only if you want to have a good work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Promotions and onsite opportunities are very rare (in 13 reviews)

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15 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This Company Sucks

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC GLT

    Pros

    No Pros this company is there to suck blood out of employees

    Cons

    No leaves... No Growth.... low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire management should be kicked out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A company for OLD folks who could just sit and think how to make more money for themselves!

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

    I have been working at HSBC GLT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Just work at 1% of your overall capability and you'll get 9 to 10% hike easily. Make a trusted 'best' slave of your manager and maybe you can get 15-17% easily.

    Cons

    Many. Let me list them -
    1. No onsite for new joinees for upto 3-4 years of your joining the company. (1-2 years if you are a lady and your first and true love is your manager.)
    2. Now let's say you slogged for 3-4 years and bingo after every one from your team has visited onsite, you got this BIG Opportunity. You will only be sent for 3 or max 6 months.
    3. This is the sad part, even though you get an onsite they will pay you 20 pounds daily (bare minimum to help you survive in London!) Gone are your plans of having your own home back here in India. Stay homeless on the streets. They really don't care!
    4. Ok, you are making accusations or cribbing about the fact that "How can you make big in the company", congratulations you are fired!!!
    5. "Do something new, learn new tech!" Well management won't promote this thinking, Thinking you would leave the company!
    6. MAPS by Sapience. This is a work hours monitoring tool and I guess everybody knows what the tool might be doing. So 'They' now have a point how to not give you rating!

    Many more but I am tired now!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will they really care?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience at HSBC

    • 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 GLT

    Pros

    Easy work
    Easy work culture
    Easy managers if you get along
    Smooth going life
    Less tension

    Cons

    No growth
    Lesser innovative stuff
    No appreciation
    No challenges
    no scope for growth

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fake equal opportunity employer, partial to favorates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant Specialist in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at HSBC GLT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Time pass culture, tea shops near by, no real intellectual task.

    Cons

    Managers love only girls, they hire girls, they promote girls, really dumb girls, if you want to go to onsite, be a girl, get a boyfriend, husband at onsite and just fly. Give any professional reason you are doomed. Terrible biased working culture, this is across projects not a particular one. Talk about technology, they have nothing which could give you an edge in market. Stay away from HSBC guys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They won't listen to anything, no point saying nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst experience ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at HSBC GLT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work environment is good and nothing else

    Cons

    Please dont work with Middle east department. All South Indians follow racism here. your work is not identified and undue advantage is taken. All u need here is favourism and you will be screwed in name of performance for not doing something innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management sucks and no onsite opportunites and very less growth and increments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    experience good and bad both

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at HSBC GLT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work-life balance, sports and activities

    Cons

    Bad politics, favoritism, blame games

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice, change the way the middle management is functioning. Strengthen the support to junior level workers, through HR forums or Senior management forums. Initiate a employ grievance system and find out the best solution to avoid such kind of bulling management. The reputation of GLT is getting worst day by day. The days are gone, when deserving people were appreciated for their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    stay in organization not more than for 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)

    I worked at HSBC GLT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good learning curve till you are a SSE or TL

    Cons

    High level of politics when you grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to open their eyes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Rampant Politics, Bad Policies, No Growth

    • 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 GLT

    Pros

    Stable Job, Work life Balance

    Cons

    No Growth opportunity, Bad Managers / Leaders. No firm policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide one direction & work towards that,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Worst Company to Work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSE in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - SSE in Pune (India)

    I have been working at HSBC GLT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Brand Value 2.If you don't want to work and do politics , this is the place for you.3. No technology exposure

    Cons

    1. Worst Management
    2. Dont care attitude for resources.
    3. Manager is god.
    4.Don't matter how much you work,your relation ship with manager matters .
    5. very less salary hikes now . 9. No more a Stable JOB . 10. Lot of internal politics 11. No matter how long you serving HSBC , they do not care u.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open ur eyes before it gets too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    good for lazy, aimless people, otherwise a big NO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pune (India)

    I have been working at HSBC GLT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fixed pay, no variable component

    Cons

    So much Bureaucracy that if you are not in the good books of your manager you can't survive
    The lowest layer of the HSBC business, work wise - leftover work comes to the company
    If you wish to learn, its certainly the worst place. No domain knowledge, work not good, nothing to learn. People don't work here, they simply pretend they are working
    Work life balance as people doesn't exist in every project..working 9-6 everyday provides no flexibility. Even if you are idle, you are supposed to sit and pretend in office..
    Work culture sucks. People are more bothered about your work than theirs.
    No onsite, Promotion on need basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the culture of the company otherwise employees will leave as fast as they join
    Provide regular promotions and better onsite opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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