Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY) in February 2015.
Was introduced to the team at HSBC through a mutual friend. They recently had two positions open up for analyst roles so I was called in by the Senior Vice President of that division to interview at their main location in Manhattan. My first round of interviews that day was with two Assistant Vice Presidents of that division. After that, I met with the Senior Vice President that initially reached out to me. The beginning of the next work week, I was contacted for a follow-up interview with the two heads of the division. Interviews were lengthy and we mostly spoke about prior work history, academic achievements, and the like.
- Can you define leverage for me? 1 Answer
- How are your financial modeling skills? Are you able to learn new computer programs quickly? 1 Answer
- If I were to show you financial statements right now (statement of cash flows, balance sheet, income statement), would you be able to navigate these documents and summarize this company's performance? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
Phone followed by in person interview. Very specific technical requirements and lengthy discussion on Sdlc methodologies. Interview er looking for responses in smart format. Very interesting with information sharing.
- Many how to handle difficult situation scenario s. Answer Question
No negotiating as they exceeded my old salary by 10 percent
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Tampa, FL).
HSBC is a Women oriented company with excellent job training and job growth opportunities. Job security is something that is not offered. Employees can work hard and not be rewarded. It is all about who you know not what you know. Wages are fair and benefits are awesome. Work from home opportunities are very helpful for parents.
- How will you balance work and home given the amount of work on your plate? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 5 days – interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2015.
Got a phone interview, they made the app for 10 am but called around 11 am . The phone interview was fast with basic question. they were concerned of how far I live from the branch I was applying for.
- Why working with a bank? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY) in January 2015.
The process was straightforward overall, but managed via a mix of phone calls, secure corporate emails, video conferences, and a final in-person interview. The questions (all but one, listed below) were straightforward and the interviewees were professional and courteous. The stages consisted of a phone screen, a one-on-one video interview, and a final in-person interview. The entire process lasted for roughly three weeks.
- Describe a time you had to present information in a soft manner. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY) in January 2015.
I applied online and heard back a couple weeks later. Everyone at the firm was extremely nice and they made the interview process enjoyable. Phone interview was way harder then the in person interviews. Need to have knowledge of current market and business news and make sure you can talk fluently about your resume. Was asked to go into great detail about a summer internship from the previous year.
- Do you want to go into sales or trading and why? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.
Interview process took over 4 months. As I did not use a headhunter, I dealt directly with the HR consultants HSBC uses. They were polite, friendly and very informative. Delays were a result of significant waiting from outside the team for internal approvals. I interviewed first with HR as a screen, then phone interview with head of Team, then in-person group interview with head of Team and second in charge followed by phone interview with global head of Team.
- Questions were focused on my experiences and background as opposed to standard interview questions. Answer Question
There was very little negotiation. I was asked what salary I needed to accept and that was what was ultimately offered.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.
Mainly statistical concepts and project discussions. No technical questions on Statistical tools. 1 round from India and one US round. Poor hike offered. HR ppl not cooperative at all. No co-relation of qualification with the salaries offered. the only thing that matters to them is years of work experience.
- Why do you want to change your job in such a short time-period Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Poor hike in salary
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.
I applied online. I heard back within a few days with an invitation to complete the online Numerical Reasoning Test. I went through the practice questions they attached, and they were very easy. And so, I was not nervous for the real test. However, I was unable to answer a lot during the actual test. I felt that there was a large disconnect between the practice questions they provided and the real test. Good luck to all future test-takers.
- Tell us about a time when you invited or encouraged others to offer a different perspective or opinion in order to deliver a better solution. (Describe the situation, your actions and the end result). Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
3 rounds of interview... All business... No technical... simple questions ... more interested in your siblings than your skills... all generic talk... from 3 VP's... the were telling more than asking.
- How many siblings? 1 Answer
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