HSBC Canada Interview Questions & Reviews in Burnaby, BC
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Personal Banker Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Canada in August 2012.
Interview Details – 1 phone interview around 15 minutes with HR, 2 face to face interviews, 1 with the hiring manager and another one with the branch manager
Interview Question – basically asking if i am comfortable with sales target, high volume of customers since the location is busy most of the time, and how do i feel working with upset clients (if any) View Answer
Technical Support Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at HSBC Canada in June 2009.
Interview Details – Resume by referral, brief telephone Interview followed by 30min interview. Interview was job experience as it relates to computer systems. The interviewer was very nice and didn't seem too concerned with details although this was an entry level position. Some questions on leadership and thought process were perhaps the hardest to answer.
Interview Question – What was the largest computer project you worked on recently. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Rates were standard.
Software Programmer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at HSBC Canada in February 2011.
Interview Details – My university has a co-op program, so I applied for the position on the co-op website. I was invited to do a 30 minute panel interview. The panel consisted of two interviewers, an HR representative and a Software Programmer. The interview was broken down for me at the start into three phases: the first part was about me. They asked me to talk about myself, my strengths and weaknesses, my extracurricular activities, past employment, etc...It was basically me talking about myself for 10 minutes with a few prompts from them. This was followed by the logic portion. They asked me two logic questions so they could see what my thought process was like. One was the rope burning question (given two ropes and a lighter + some additional knowledge, how would you determine when 45 mins have passed) and one was about how to determine the number of camels used for transportation in Egypt. They gave me some hints for the rope burning problems and plenty of time. The interview concluded with about 5-8 minutes for me to ask them any questions I had. I received an offer 8 days later.
Interview Question – You are given two rope of equal length and a lighter. If you light a rope at one end, it takes an hour for it to completely burn, but it does not burn at a constant rate. For example, the first quarter of the rope might take 50 mins to burn and the remaining three quarters might only take 10 mins. Using this knowledge, how would you figure out when 45 mins have passed. View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Negotation is not allowed in the co-op program.