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HSBC Holdings Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
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    Assessment Centre - Summer Analyst Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Standard process for Investment Banking application. First apply online and then you may be invited to an assessment centre which consists of:
    Numerical Test
    1 Motivational Interview
    2 Business Interviews
    1 Case study presentation

    Generally, there are around 15 candidate at the assessment centre, and I have been told by HR that they run just 1 AC per desk. Successful candidate are around 25% of AC candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding the Case study. Very commercial-oriented and not so finance-oriented.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Summer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Simple but long and tedious process - after submitting the application you get an invite to complete a numerical online test. After passing this, you have to complete an additional logical online test. Then I had a telephone interview which was easy enough, they mainly asked me the standard questions such as Why HSBC, why this program etc. After that, you have to do yet another online Situation Judgement test, and you may or may not get invited to a face-to face interview afterwards (I wasn't), or just get the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you delivered excellent customer service.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Manager Marketing Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very random process, felt disorganised and whimsical . 52 page PowerPoint deck to review, then structured questions.Very random process, felt disorganised and whimsical . 52 page PowerPoint deck to review, then structured questions.Very random process, felt disorganised and whimsical . 52 page PowerPoint deck to review, then structured questions.

    Declined Offer
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    The application was reasonably straight forward. However the phone interview was obviously subcontracted and the women was sat with a tick box. No ability to form a relationship. It was very dry and probing questions made little sense as she was reading from a script.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you adhered to protocol and evaluated risk   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Commercial Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    First, fill in the application form which includes several competence based questions
    Second, Online numerical test ( they use SHL )
    Third, if you pass the previous test then logical reasoning test(SHL)
    Fourth, telephone interview ( HSBC Values, the role you applying, remember to prepare examples of the requirement they listed in the job description.)
    Fifth, Situational judgement test
    Sixth, Assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    • How do you make yourself fit into the HSBC values and why they important?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Global Asset Management Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, after 1 week asked to complete a numercy test. Recieved a 30 min telephone interview going through some compentency questions as well as a few commercial awarness questions. Afterwards there was an assessment centre.

    Interview Questions
    • What will the world look like in 2050?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Graduate Program - M&A Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    The Assessment Centre started with a numerical test, then case study, lunch, motivation interview and technical interview. You will be about ten people for the M&A division. The atmosphere is relaxed, but you should keep concentrated. During the lunch you have to talk with as many people as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • The numerical test will be quite difficult, you will have less time than online.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university, and received an interview within a week of applying. Interviews were at Canary Wharf, and they were 30m each, with separate interviews at each desk. There were 2 interviewers per desk.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were largely about the current events in the macroeconomy and financial markets. Certain interviews were more technical and some had logical brainteasers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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