HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. A Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice. Good pay

    Cons

    Hours can be longer than expected at times

  2. Great micro culture but too bureaucratic

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunity and mobility
    Strong management for card business unit
    Good recognition of high performers
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic that can stifle creativity
    Too focused on commercial banking

    Advice to Management

    Empower local management teams
    Streamline bureaucracy

  3. Global Banking Credit Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    good training, salary is also good, has good leadership, the atmosphere of the office is great, a good place to work at.

    Cons

    there is nothing bad to say.there is nothing bad to say.there is nothing bad to say.there is nothing bad to say.

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  5. Well run company with very talented employees and I enjoyed a variety of positions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent employees and the business is well run. I enjoyed the opportunity to work in various departments during my career.

    Cons

    Business went through some abrupt changes and from time to time people were shaken out.

    Advice to Management

    create steadier business plans with less dramatic changes

  6. Really great experience so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Internal recruitment is really pushed

    Cons

    salary not good in comparison to competitors

  7. Fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, satisfying salary

    Cons

    goals are set too challenging, processes are just built up

  8. Great people in a changing organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fellow corporate employees are very bright, positive and a pleasure to work with. Most individuals are thoughtful, focused and take their responsibilities seriously. Leadership is focused on doing the right thing and enabling employees to succeed.

    Cons

    Technology is way behind the times and on boarding process is disorganized and unclear at best.

    Advice to Management

    Processes and internal technology infrastructure needs streamlining and long overdue upgrades.

  9. Exceptional learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Several dedicated and smart professionals; great opportunity to develop professional insights. Interactions were very productive and most people I worked with were very cooperative.

    Cons

    They need to reduce working hours

  10. Intern in Wealth Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in China, ME
    Current Intern - Intern in China, ME

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The working environment is good

    Cons

    The salary is not good enough

    Advice to Management

    No advice at the moment

  11. Great place

    • 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 Holdings

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

    Pros

    Good training
    Good corporate culture
    Global mindset and focus

    Cons

    Not aggressive
    Needs more focus
    Needs cross-border assignments

    Advice to Management

    Be aggressive

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