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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

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

Interview Details

Applied online through a my college career page and was called back for an interview about 2 months later out of the blue for a part time school year internship

Interview Questions
  • Very simple interview, just asked how many hours I can work and tell me something about yourself that isn't on your resume. Overall it was nothing over ally intense or difficult.   Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for HSBC Holdings

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Sent application via campus recruiting, two phone interviews with team, online quantitative exam.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected - only market-based was "how do you value a company"   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    30 minute phone interview (mainly behavioral). Online numerical reasoning test. 4 Interviews in person.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you expect is going to happen with the global markets in the short run?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Standard competency questions. Telephone interview seemed like it was outsourced to an recruiting company, but was helpful enough when asked about the structure of the internship and the following stages.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask about core competencies that they state on their website.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied online, phone call the next day, interview within the week. Met about three people on the day. Results were known within two or three days.

    Interview Questions
    • How does weaker yen affect the Japanese and Korean economy respectively? What are the three biggest economic problems that you think are relevant?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 rounds of interview conducted by HR. The first Interview was outsourced to an HR in mainland China. It took 30 minutes without follow up. They will go through the questions quickly. As for second interview, it was hosted by a senior manager who was quite chill and relax and took 30 minutes as well. He was willing to share with me his experience

    Interview Questions
    • Strength and Weakness, Why HSBC, Why commercial banking, and 3 competency questions   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was quick and very useful.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Interview Details

    Phone interview. Relevant questions about the company and about yourself and future plans.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a rotational internship in the UK offices. Two weeks later given a numerical test and then a few days afterwards they called me to schedule a telephone interview. The interview lasted around 30 mins based on competency and commercial awareness. After the telephone interview they get back to you within 1-2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Why is it important for banks to have principles? (especially HSBC)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Received an invitation for a telephone interview shortly after applying on-line. The interview begun with a background check. Besides the usual strength/weakness questions, they also asked me specifically about HSBC, like its values, future challenges, etc. One thing that bothered me was that there was no interaction with the interviewer. She asked the questions, pressed the recorder, then you would hear a beeping sound, start talking for a minute, and that was it. In the end, she didn't even ask me if i had any questions for her.. Nevertheless, the questions were insightful and went a little further than the traditional HR bs ones.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you see the financial world evolving the next 50 years?   Answer Question
    • Have you read anything in the news that you would like to talk about?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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