HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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    Branch Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very exhausting. Phone screens, 3 interviews, extensive paperwork needed for background and credit checks. Drug testing, finger printing,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    had my first interview over the phone and then I came in for a interview then i had to take atest, then they ask me to come back in to the interview to talk to the supervisor. AFter that I had to travel to another town and tak to their boss. OVerall a very detailed interview process

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    The application process began with an online application that was similar to most other banks. The firm was very quick with its review of my application and cv (24 hrs). I then took an online set of tests, and was invited to a first round interview. There was a slight delay in being able to pick a time slot for the interview, but eventually more times were listed. The interview was by phone, and was entirely competency based questions. My interviewer was very friendly. I advanced past 1st round, after which my application went on to further review but did not progress past this state. I was not notified of why I was rejected.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bowling Green, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bowling Green, KY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    HR Recruiter -> Branch Manager -> District Manager

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a staffing agency recruiter who directly sent my resume to the hiring manager of HSBC Securities. I was brought in for an interview with the manager and some of the team, and then I was given a phone interview by an HR Coordinator

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for this company or in this specific role   View Answer
    • I see your background thus far has been engaged in consulting projects, why did you undertake so many and why do you now want a permanent role? (in my case I had undertaken three temp or project-based assignments before deciding to focus on procuring a full-time permanent role)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I wasn't able to negotiate. In considering the offer, I would recommend you ask a lot of questions about the role, about recent projects that the group has undertaken, and the growth prospects in the role.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 daysinterviewed 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
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    Business Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in November 2007.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview for the new IT project they are working on. Received the call (not exactly at the appointed time) and after exchanging greetings, was asked in depth about the processes required to implement the product. The discussion was deep and appropriate to the topic. Interview was done by three persons. No personal interview was required after the telecon (I was the only one without personal discussion). They offered to choose one position out of three available which I did. Working conditions average.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Compliance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very straight forward. Apart from the generic questions, it was the technical round which was slightly difficult. However, It was not an extremely difficult task as I have been in the industry for quite some time.

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst, Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    AC at HQ:
    1. Numerical test first, those who didn't meet the cut off were asked to leave (just after finishing the compensation form)
    2. Motivational interview: standard, there were people asked to leave after this too.
    3. Group discussion (case study): easy compared with other banks. A few were asked to leave after this.
    4. Technical interview: pretty fun, they adjust the questions to your qualifications.
    5. Competency interview: quite lengthy.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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