HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated July 31, 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. Grew up at this company and learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, bonuses, flexibility to work from home, autonomy as long as you got your work done.

    Cons

    The rest of the group is very hard on the U.S. Lots of layoffs since 2008 especially in Chicago area.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing some employees to work remotely full time versus insisting most be in NYC.


  2. Foreclosure Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people...overall a fantastic company to work for

    Cons

    really loved everything about the job


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    tenured employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, remote work, opportunities for advancement are the best part of working with HSBC the flexibility and time management vary depending on the department

    Cons

    benefits have declined, customer facing roles standards change too often to meet expectations

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to coach and train employees and take an interest in learning their skills that may provide greater assets to the company


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  5. i worked as a financial planning manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    good clientele and good compensation.

    Cons

    late working hours and sales pressure


  6. Manager

    Former Employee - Manager in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Salinas, CA

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility for exempt professionals, lots of opportunity to learn, advance and expand career

    Cons

    corporate communication can be cryptic, not transparent at all.. caused a lot of speculation and distrust due to lack of transparency in corporate vision to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve corporate communication and transparency


  7. Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Smart people. Challenging work environment. People are friendly when they have time to kick back and express it.

    Cons

    Audit executive assistant. Very long hours. Most people you work with, here on work visa's and are cutthroat at finishing work.


  8. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

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

    Pros

    reputation, mature management practices

    Cons

    not really touching core business

    Advice to Management

    leverage IT!!!


  9. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and team. Supervisor is very helpful and teaching me a lot of skills.

    Cons

    stressful and lots of work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    AVP audit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company culture, great people, good values

    Cons

    Poor systems, inefficient processes, slow response time, under a lot of regulatory pressure


  11. Helpful (1)

    Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sharp team of developers, management was good

    Cons

    Company was in flux, very volatile environment



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