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HBOS Chairman Lord Dennis Stevenson
Lord Dennis Stevenson
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  • HBOS Branch life

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Savings Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Savings Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO


    Some nice people (customers and colleagues), some notion of progression and movement. Inside. No chance of getting hurt other than untidy cables. Education is supported and there is an ethos of further education being vital for the business at all levels


    A lot of restructuring of branches and the company means that progression is halted. Company values aren't adhered to. Sales vibe when there isn't anything good to sell along with the supposed customer focused values. Lots of mundane work which is monotonous and doesn't change from day to day. Feels very stagnant

    Advice to Management

    Support the staff more. Make it a more enjoyable workplace which is actually customer-centric not salesy. Provide paths for careers which actually pan out. Support the values and lead from the front not hiding at a desk

HBOS Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Customer Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HBOS in May 2010.


    Applied online and did a multiple answer personality test. Vaguley ok, contradictory but that's by design. Was then invited to do a numbers test online, mostly averages and %, number handling test on a time limit. After that I was invited for a 1 to 1 interview and the local branch which took about 1h 20min

    Interview Questions

    • What was the last mistake you made?   1 Answer

HBOS Awards & Accolades

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Top 100 Graduate Employers , The Sunday Times (UK), 2009
Top 200 of the Global 2000 , Forbes, 2008
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Headquarters Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (HBOF)
Industry Unknown
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

HBOS is the name, mortgages the game -- that and insurance, banking, and asset management. One of the UK's top mortgage lenders, HBOS's far-flung empire spans the UK and Australia. It also offers corporate and retail banking in Canada, Europe, and the US. HBOS operates through five divisions: insurance and investment (40% of revenues), retail banking, corporate banking, international operations, and treasury and asset management. Holdings include life insurer St. James's Place (60% owned). Non-UK companies include Bank of Scotland (Ireland) and BankWest ... More

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