HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated August 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. Analyst Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in China, ME
    Former Intern - Intern in China, ME
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, supportive environment. Acceptable working hours.

    Cons

    Quite stressful, high volume of work.


  2. Good experience

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very diverse office that serves also a wide diversity of clients.

    Cons

    The process might take long time

    Advice to Management

    Was to get a bigger office and they already did


  3. Trader

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    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career growth, great salary, knowledgable management

    Cons

    beauracratic, long hours, very clicky

    Advice to Management

    I really had no complaints with management at all


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  5. One of the best

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    Former Employee - Collecter II in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Collecter II in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    HSBC cherishes its employees and strives to show that. The bonuses are generous and they listen to employee feedback.

    Cons

    Hard to move up to management

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. I enjoyed working for HSBC

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Co workers were fantastic, Management was great.

    Cons

    Too bad everyone got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great


  7. Customer Service / Collections / Foreclosure Specialist

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very versatile company, very good benefits, flexible, managers and supervisors always there for their employees, a lot of tenure long time employees, employees treated as one big family, trained to learn new skills, fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Once known as a good stable company, several years ago the company decided to move out of the United States onto emerging markets and started laying off employees.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Upper Management : Your Employees are People not Numbers.


  8. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love work in GB Department.

    Cons

    Cannot do the analyst job

    Advice to Management

    No


  9. Payment processor

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    Former Employee - Payment Processor in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Payment Processor in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the department and the people I worked with. The management team was amazing. I also love the benefits that was provided. They gave me opportunities to advance in my department.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that fact that the company moved locations and I couldnt work with them any more.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management. I think that they did an amazing job creating a good working environment.


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    Sales department

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    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people who are willing to help and teach you

    Cons

    not very efficient work flow


  11. Fraud

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. Huge on customer interaction. Amazing work ethics and great people.

    Cons

    Pay below average. Advancement in other area had larger chance

    Advice to Management

    Continue being great



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