HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
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    Retail Banking and Wealth Management Graduate Programmer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    No cover letter needed, then online assessment tests, then behavioural phone interview (make sure you know HSBC's core values: open, connected and dependable), then a one day assessment centre held at HQ. They are looking for people, who are really enthusiastic about HSBC and show outstanding leadership qualities. Educational background does not matter much.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    FX Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two steps interviews for the internship. I was questioned by two sales about the market, the rates and the macroeconomic view of the policy makers. Also technical question about FX products like spot forward and options

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    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at HSBC Holdings in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online
    1st: online reasoning, verbal tests
    2nd: phone interview e.g. Competitors, career goal,what is the most important element in teamwork
    3rd: face to face interview, not yet conducted

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corporate Banking Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have just passed the online assessment which consists of first personality test- pretty simple just giving you cases and asking you to choose what you would do for particular situations. then second test was a numerical one- mainly statistical.

    I have arranged a telephone interview next week, does anyone know what sort of questions are going to be asked for corporate banking graduate scheme? its for April start.

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    • nothing particularly hard, I think mainly have the three value in mind- being open dependable and connected when answering questions.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Executive Management Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online application which was fairly simple and basic. If successful you will be invited to complete online numerical test and following this i was invited to a telephone inter view which was based on previous experience. Ensure you can demonstrate the openness, dependability and connected values clearly and specifically.

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    No Offer
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    Global Asset Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Assessment Center - four interviews

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    No Offer
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    HSBC Operational Leadership Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    filling in the application, one numerical test followed by a phone interview and a whole-day AC. questions were very straightforward, following the competencies published on their website. not much technical knowledge required, the interviewer spent 80% of time focusing on competency-based questions e.g. name the time you had a disagreement with someone from your team, how did you resolve it and what did you learn from it, so quite predictable.AC was trickier, as it involves a written report, an exercise in role-playing, group exercise and a final one-to-one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you think your acquired skills will benefit HSBC?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied online, phone call the next day, interview within the week. Met about three people on the day. Results were known within two or three days.

    Interview Questions
    • How does weaker yen affect the Japanese and Korean economy respectively? What are the three biggest economic problems that you think are relevant?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process took me 3 weeks
    Applied online
    Online Test
    Telephone Interview
    Assessment center (numerical test on the day, 2 business interview+ 1 competency interview + 1 presentation) I found it quite straightforward. Most questions are based on my CV. Do prepare something about emerging markets.

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    • nothing really difficult. But the preparation time for the presentation is a bit tight, make sure you do it quick   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online application, phone interview, assessment centre. Phone interview was fine, competency based plus financial news. Assessment centre consisted of 3 interviews plus case study & presentation. Case study was hard, prepare by reading HSBC research.

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    No Offer

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