HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
Stuart T. Gulliver
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Pros
  • Flexible time with work/life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • flexible working, able to work from home once if not twice a week (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance in phone positions (in 37 reviews)

  • senior management don't seem to care too much about those who actually do the work (in 50 reviews)

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  1. HSBC ended my post 65 medical bemefits

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    Former Employee - Administrative Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    International Multicultural organization with many fingers all over the globe..

    Cons

    Advancement in the officer ranks is limited due to Group slotting international officers in positions of authority over local management.

    Advice to Management

    CEO hid bonus money offshore. No excuse. Should be fired for lack of integrity.


  2. Leaving...

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, good abilities to communicate with colleagues in remote locations.

    Cons

    Prioritization is a challenge for management.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize.


  3. Fun while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, good people, fair pay, and very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Laid everyone off and closed the building.


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  5. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working remote a plus due to location of office.

    Cons

    Long term business plan in states is non existent

    Advice to Management

    Grow the US book. Who else is lending to the sub prime population


  6. Company

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    Current Employee - Credit Policy and Risk Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Credit Policy and Risk Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and friendly environment to work in. HSBC is highly established bank throughout Hong Kong and many other international cities as well.

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes long and boring, it is usaully an 9-6 PM shift with a hour lunch break. Not really content of the work provided.

    Advice to Management

    The management should really keep in contact with their own employees. Lack of communication between higher management and lower employers. However, everything else is good.


  7. No platform!

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    Current Contractor - Contractor(Really Not Sure of Position) in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Contractor(Really Not Sure of Position) in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some employees has great attuidue. However, it overshadow lack of operations . You can move to another position after a year . Payrate is ok .

    Cons

    Global standards is outdated . They take short cuts to avoid applying proper due diligence. Roles and departments are unnessarry which within 3 years can become obsolete . They overload you with work because of the non existance of work structure.

    Advice to Management

    Re-construct departs and role.. And be more consistent . Limited exposure by applying better due diligence . Open to constructive criticism and applying those methods.


  8. Collections specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers were great. Good training. Good managers, good infrastructure.

    Cons

    High demand quotas. No time to relax at all (always on the phone)


  9. Review

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    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and very diverse

    Cons

    no set policy,. Things change rapidly with no just cause


  10. good starting job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings part-time

    Pros

    good starting job and benefits

    Cons

    not that much oppurtunity for growth


  11. Sofewar Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    New system, new tech, and new work flow.

    Cons

    So far, so good. No comment.



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