HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    Credit Policy and Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview with hiring manager, directors, managers of related department, and lunch with the team. Technical session and case study were included, and there was no much negotiation on the salary due to the nature of entry level position.

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    Branch Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at HSBC Holdings (Melville, NY).

    Interview

    applied on line on the website, had a phone interview, later was invited for one on one branch interview.. about a week later got a call that i was accepted for the role

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I applied on the company website and had a phone interview. The interview was pretty standard. There were a lot of behavioural questions and a few technical questions. Went through your resume, introduce yourself, teamwork experience, strengths and weaknesses, etc. The whole process took around three to four weeks. Just be well-prepared.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Three rounds including phone interview with HR, meeting the Global Head and then the rest of the team members of 10+ people. Asked some technicals, transaction experience, and questions to grasp if the candidate has strong interest in the group. Strong group in the industry. Office space wasn't as impressive especially if you'll be working long IB hours.

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    • Not too many difficult questions, just prepare for the technicals and understand logically how to answer even if you don't know the right answer as it will help show your thinking process to the interviewer   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Took a while as they required approvals from the group

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in November 2014.

    Interview

    They were very chill. It was a phone interview and then a face to face interview. It was mostly based on fit questions and there weren't any technical questions. it was a back to back interview with two people and it seemed like it was a good cop and bad cop type of interview. The fit questions were very typical, revolving around leadership experience, why HSBC, and name your weakness.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in November 2014.

    Interview

    after taking the online test, there is a telephone interview. basic behavioral questions, focuses a lot on business culture. no technical questions. The phone was from UK, therefore the interviewer has some English accent. The interviewer is very nice. The whole process lasts for 30 minutes and more than 10 questions are asked. Not very challenging but require some understanding of the financial trend.

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    No Offer

    Interview

    applied through school system, selected for on campus interview; back to back; total 60 minutes; nice people; questions are not very difficult, mostly behavioral, got only one technical question, walk me through Discounted Cash Flow valuation model and how to calculate Free Cash Flow; small investment banking arm in United States

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    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call back 3 months later out of the blue. There were 3 rounds of interviews - an initial phone screening, an in-person with two hiring reps and final round with Group head. The most rigorous screening occurred in the first in-person interview where I answered a laundry list of questions that were mostly personality/fit questions with some technical banking questions.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied through university website. HR contacted me a few days later and set up a phone interview. They asked basic questions like 1) Tell me about an individual problem and how you solved it 2) Tell me about a problem you had in a team and how you solved 3) What are your strengths and weaknesses

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    Senior Operations Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very short actually, I was asked a few very pertinant questions regarding the position for which I was applying by someone who was retiring from the position I would fill. I was surprised when the interview ended after a very short period. I really wasn't wure if I would get the job.

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    • I wasn't asked any questions that I was unable to answer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase

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Pros: “Pretty good place to work, probably better than the average company. Personally I found the location to be rather convenient to where I live but that would obviously vary.”“Pretty good place to work, probably better than the average company. Personally I found the location to be rather convenient to where I live but that would obviously vary.” – Full Review

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