HSBC France Interview Questions

Updated Jun 16, 2014
Updated Jun 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HSBC France in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    straight forward, no tricky questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    very easy, all through HR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    CIM Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salinas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salinas, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at HSBC France in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    SAS Skills such as merge, join, duplicate and so on; leadership questions such as where do you see 5 years later?

    Interview Questions
    • difference between merge (data step) and join ( SQL) for SAS skills   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC France.

    Interview Details

    Quite short interview process, with general and Human Resources questions, and also more specific and technical questions in order to assess financial knowledge. There was a part in english too as a significant part of the job involves english language. In all it needed only 2 interviews to get an answer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    M&A Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had to tell about my motivation, my educational background. I also had a lot of questions about corporate finance (valuation methods: DCF, multiples), about previous deals, corporate culture. What my previous experiences brought me.
    It is very important to show how you learned from your previous experiences and why you are looking for a position in finance

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Intern - Derivative Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at HSBC France.

    Interview Details

    interview in 3 steps with 3 differents people:

    1st: quite basic, all about your resume and what's going on on the financial market.
    2nd: technical questions about derivative.
    3rd: generally, it will be the person you will be working for, so you are talking about the skills that they are looking for and what will be your tasks.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HSBC France in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position via the career centre of my business school. Got a call for an interview. Had to go through 2 interviews before getting the offer. 1st interview was conducted by 2 people. After a couple of weeks, I get a call for a 2nd interview. 2 people interviewed me. Both interviews lasted about 30 mins each.

    Interview Questions
    • How do analyse the credit quality of a company?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Things are pretty much fixed from the outset in France.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Front Office Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at HSBC France.

    Interview Details

    I attended a career fair where I met a structurer from HSBC. After the fair, they scheduled an interview for a gap year internship opportunity in the Equity derivatives structuring team.

    The interview process was exclusively with structurers from HSBC (no HR interview)
    1st round : interview with several members of the team (1:1)
    Presentation / Background questions / General questions about equity derivatives product
    2nd round : interview with the Head of the team
    Brainteaser / Greek sensitivity

    Interview Questions
    • They asked questions about correlations (Basket vs Worst of etc) and how to smooth discontinuities for exotic products. They explained the basic concepts and let me find the answers while being very comprehensive since I had no real experiences about pricing derivatives product   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negociation (salary grid)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Product Control Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at HSBC France in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    1 technical interview and 1 rh interview
    technical questions like financial products (swap, swaption) and bonds pricing. When the yield rate augment, what will be the bonds' prices. VBA questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    HSBC Real Estate Finance & Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at HSBC France in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Classic questions : P&L account, consolidation methods , etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on the real estate sector: how to value a building   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Structurer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC France in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Classic interview with a lot of financial questions, especially basic for structrured products (how to recreate a cap with swaptions, what si the economic and the mathematic thnq beyond the existence of the volatility smile ...)

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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