HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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  1.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by a recruiter from posted resume on Monster. Received invitation to interview. Interview lasted all day long, really!
    I received an offer 2 days later. Started work 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • There were several proprietary questions I could not answer. Most others had to do with experience or what would you do if . . .   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Reasonable. Brief
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interviwed with HR at Texas and VP at buffalo. The VP asked Typical corp finance questions: experience with Balance Sheet and asset management.

    Interview Questions
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Manager Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mettawa, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mettawa, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews one with HR, senior manager,and director. All three interviews had me walk them through my résumé. Standard question of why I was looking for a job.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you want from a job? What prompted you to get the promotion in your last job? Do you read any professional journals? What is fair lending? Who do you give presentations to and how often. Do you have experience with SaS? Do you have experience pulling data from other sources. Is it great volumes of data? Did you work with other departments?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Technology Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    i had a quick phone interview with HR. A short, 30 minute, interview with the hiring manager and came in for a 1:1 interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall any tough/unexpected questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mettawa, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mettawa, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    initial conversation, phone screen, group interview

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to come up with an architecture for a given problem   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Vice President Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was quite smooth, a former worker referred me to a position and set-up a phone interview. 5 days later I came to NY to interview face-to-face with the first interviewer (my soon to be future boss) and 2 more people. 4 days later I received the job offer. At HSBC it is unusual such a quick process. I was lucky to be interviewing with a more forward and efficient manager.
    The hiring process took months. HR asked me to send the same documents many times. And e-mail after e-mail they asked me to send new documents as well. HR super disorganized, slow, inefficient.

    Interview Questions
    • No hard question, just straight forward ones. Describe your career, why do you want to move to NY, where do you see yourself working in the next 5 years.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the salary, but not to a level that I wanted. I negotiated over the phone rather than wait for the offer by mail.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Graduate Development Program Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an email asking for more info and a phone interview. The interview was behavioral. Mostly CV related and situation based questions. It went wel.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service and Sales Representa?tive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tigard, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tigard, OR
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume, had phone interview two days later and was invited to a 1:1 interview at the end of the phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Global Markets Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Pretty unorganized. Ended up getting put into a part of SNT I didn't want but over an awesome summer experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mortgage Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Depew, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Depew, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    hsbc was hiring tons of temps... i didn't even interview, I was just offered the position. it pays decent, so i accepted. several people, including myself, have no experience with mortgages.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i was offered $11/hr and got up to $14.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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