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HSBC Holdings Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Relationship Manager Interview

Relationship Manager

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – three rounds of interview, with HRs, interview with test of writting skills and interview with direct managers.

Interview Question – what you will see yourself do in five years?   View Answer

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Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – Consisted of several questions from a panel of judges, some personal and technical:

1. Tell me about yourself.
2. Why HSBC?
3. something about how you solved a problem
4. some technical questions like: if you were to lend money to a business, what factors would you consider?
5. If a client is very angry, how would you handle the situation?

Interview lasted more than 30 minutes. The panel then said I would have to wait for 2 weeks to 1 month for a reply if accepted.

Interview Question – "If a client is very angry, how would you handle the situation?"

I tried to answer it to my best ability. Just said whatever came to my head at that time.
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Global Development Programmer Interview

Global Development Programmer

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – Online Application?Online Test)----Phone Interview 1----Phone Interview 2----Onsite Interview

Interview Question – What can you see in 2050 for the world?   View Answer

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Global Client Management Interview

Global Client Management

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – Typical fit questions and competency questions to test how you reacted in certain scenarios

Interview Question – how did you deal with an unpopular decision   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – Nothing happened much, everything was done on the phone as I live abroad.Very nice and pleasant, I had a great time discussing markets and economics during half an hour

Interview Question – Not really tricky questions   Answer Question

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Management Associate Interview

Management Associate

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – there are three rounds of interviews - HR, group assessment, assessment centre. HR interview was largely competency based questions. We were given mini-cases for the group assessment and the interviewers sat in the room while we discussed, before presenting our solutions to them. We were each asked one question regarding the cases.

Negotiation Details – still pending final assessment centre

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Summer Analyst - Trading Interview

Summer Analyst - Trading

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – Online application - CV / cover letter / motivational questions
1st round telephone interview
2nd round AC

Interview Question – Why do you want to do trading, without using any of the following phrases: fast-paced, markets, etc (all the usual reasons)   View Answer

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Bank Development Program Interview

Bank Development Program
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I applied online and interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

Interview Details – self-introduction, why hsbc, why this position, what's your strengths, previous internships, leadership experience, teamwork experience. Adaptability
GreatestAchievements
Howto manage a task
Demandinggoal and get through
such kind of phone interviews, I have more than two and do not know why, but still did not make it to the second round, the assesment center.

Interview Question – what's your specific idea about hsbc   Answer Question

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Management Trainee Interview

Management Trainee

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

Interview Details – This was organized through a collaboration between my uni. and HSBC, and was instrumental in making me realize what I want to do.

Interview Question – Why do you want to go to financial markets at this time of crisis?   View Answer

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Global Markets Analyst Interview

Global Markets Analyst

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details – Had a phone call from HR to setup an interview. 1st round interview with 2 heads of desks. 2 second round interviews with executives and heads of desks. Mostly technical and fit questions.

Interview Question – last song played on your ipod   Answer Question

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