HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive 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. 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    Global standards is outdated .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.


  2. 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)


  3. 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


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  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Quite good for starting your career thanks to its name value. I saw many people getting much better offer from other companies after two years.

    Cons

    As a big corporation, it lacks flexibility. You might feel there is not much room to grow.


  8. VP FP&A Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand awareness of name. Big company, more opportunities and exposure to different areas. Smart people.

    Cons

    Business was on decline. Morale was low. Stressed out management team. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure staffing levels are appropriate for amount of work that needs to be done.


  9. Under threat of Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    Former Employee - Professional Development Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Professional Development Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Multinational with some global oppprtunities

    Cons

    Under threat of Deferred Prosecution Agreement


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    AML PEP Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Castle, DE

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Frequently telecommute to work. Work autonomously

    Cons

    Salaried with many hours of overtime. High pressure to meet deadlines


  11. Helpful (1)

    Difficult to advance. Company politics

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Elmhurst, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Elmhurst, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance. Management is not supportive of employees moving forward to better themselves. Everything is political. Training sucked. You learn as you go.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage good staff to advance in the field of their choice. If they are dedicated to their job providing you support, it's only fair that you support them as well.



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