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HSBC France Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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Average Interview

Senior Accountant Interview

Senior Accountant

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

Interview Details – straight forward, no tricky questions

Interview Question – nothing really tricky   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very easy, all through HR


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

CIM Analyst Interview

CIM Analyst
Salinas, CA

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 Question – difference between merge (data step) and join ( SQL) for SAS skills   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied online and 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 Question – No specific question to mention.   Answer Question


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No Offer

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M&A Intern Interview

M&A Intern

Interviewed at HSBC France

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 Question – Questions about relution and dilution   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intern - Derivative Sales Interview

Intern - Derivative Sales

I applied online and 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.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst
Paris (France)

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Front Office Trainee Interview

Front Office Trainee
Paris (France)

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Product Control Interview

Product Control
Paris (France)

I applied through college or university and 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.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

HSBC Real Estate Finance & Advisory Interview

HSBC Real Estate Finance & Advisory
Paris (France)

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

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

Interview Question – Questions on the real estate sector: how to value a building   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Structurer Intern Interview

Structurer Intern
Paris (France)

I applied online and 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 Question – How to recreate a cap using just swaptions   Answer Question

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