HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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    Vice President Strategy Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Efficient process and incentivates people skills

    Interview Questions
    • I belive if you are able to addapt ther are no difficult tasks   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Capital 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 a weekinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a small group within HSBC for an analyst position in NY. The initial phone interview was actually more technical than the in-person interviews...there were a few questions on the stock market and bond pricing. After that I was called down to NY for a set of interviews that took about 2 hours. It was just a rotation through some of the team members for 1:1 interviews. All questions were fit, interest in finance, knowledge of HSBC, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't really any difficult questions. Just know your story and know about HSBC.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online.... got phone call.....went to interview....... got job. It's basic customer service that situational questions. Nothing to be scared about. The company had a great bonus structure.... but changed when the company changed the bonuses changed drastically.

    Negotiation Details
    straight forward.... hourly
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Corporate Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prospect Heights, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prospect Heights, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Faxed a resume to CP and was called the same day for a phone interview. I was asked to come to a panel interview later in the week. I interviewed with a panel of 6. Basic questions about what I like to do when I'm not working and some technical questions about my current job.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Low offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Communications Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly people, but very rushed. I felt as if I was being processed, more than interviewed. Despite meeting a number of people and speaking to even more on the phone, they didn't have the common courtesy to call me to tell me their final decision. I received a form email and they never returned my follow-up phone calls. I know everyone's busy, but civility should be an absolute minimum.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you describe your previous boss?   Answer Question
    • If you could change one thing about the way your previous boss handled business, what would it be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Audit Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    it was a phone interview with three different managers in the department. one manager after another. some basic questions like weakness, strength and ask them questions..also be flexible..be willing to work ful time if the position has an option for full or part time..

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    intern so not much nego..
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Professional, and organized

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think your most challenge situtation to overcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Good experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Credit Risk Manager Interview

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

    interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview process, nothing too difficult. Mostly analytical.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you do multi tasking? mostly behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    they asked me basic questions regarding financial statements accrual methods, dividend policies. what were the biggest amounts on a financial statement. lady was a bit rough around the edges though, think it might have been because of her lack of english skills though, regardless they were easy to interview with.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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