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HSBC France Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC France in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    apply on line and contacted by HR for the first round of telephone interview about 15 minutes for the general background and motivation test. Then the first round of interview at the HSBC Paris Office, 2 analysts 40 minutes interview followed by a quiz about elementary financial knowledge. Then tomorrow the second round of interview with a senior manager to test the motivation and personal experience. One week later, contacted with offer

    Interview Questions
    • Please cite 3 most important types of costs for the bank.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative 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 dayinterviewed 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.  

    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Apprenti Guichetier Interview

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

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    J'ai rencontré un structureur de chez HSBC à un salon pour l'emploi. Après le salon, on m'a proposé un entretien pour un stage d'un an dans l'équipe gérant les produits dérivés.

    Le processus d'entretien s'est uniquement déroulé avec les structureurs d'HSBC (pas d'entretien avec les ressources humaines)

    1e étape : entretien avec plusieurs membres de l'équipe (1:1)

    Présentation / Questions contextuelles / Questions d'ordre général sur les produits dérivés

    2e étape : entretien avec le chef d'équipe

    Des casses-têtes / Maîtrise des lettres grecques

    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
    • Ils m'ont posé des questions sur les corrélations (Basket vs Worst of etc.) et sur comment homogénéiser les discontinuités des produits exotiques . À chaque fois ils m'expliquaient les concepts basiques et je devais trouver les réponses mais ils étaient s   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
    Pas de négociation (grille de salaire)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Analyste de crédit Interview

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

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    J'ai postulé via le centre d'orientation professionnelle de mon école de commerce. J'ai reçu un appel pour un entretien. J'ai dû passer deux entretiens avant d'obtenir le poste. Le premier était mené par deux personnes. Après deux semaines, je reçois un appel pour un deuxième entretien. Deux personnes m'ont fait passer l'entrevue. Les deux entretiens ont duré environ 30 minutes chacun.

    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
    • Comment faire l'analyse de la qualité de crédit d'une entreprise ?   How do analyse the credit quality of a company?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pas de négociation. Les choses sont pratiquement fixées dès le début en France.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Contrôles des Produits Interview

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

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Un entretien technique et une interview de RH.

    Questions techniques sur les produits financiers (swap, swaption) et le prix des obligations. Quand le taux de revient augmente, quel sera le prix des obligations. Questions VBA.

    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
  11.  

    Consultant et financement immobilier HSBC Interview

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

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Des questions classiques : déclaration de pertes et profits, méthodes de consolidation etc.

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

    Interview Questions
    • Des questions sur le secteur de l'immobilier : comment estimer un bien ?   Questions on the real estate sector: how to value a building   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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