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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
Stuart T. Gulliver
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  • Great micro culture but too bureaucratic

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings


    Lots of learning opportunity and mobility
    Strong management for card business unit
    Good recognition of high performers
    Decent benefits


    Too bureaucratic that can stifle creativity
    Too focused on commercial banking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower local management teams
    Streamline bureaucracy

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

HSBC Holdings Interviews

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    Graduate Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    There was a brief phone call then the next step was a panel interview. The phone call was easy and the interviewer was very friendly and personable. When I went to the HSBC offices for the second interview, there was a panel of 3 people. Afterwards, I spoke with current participants in the development program. They were all very nice.

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HSBC Holdings Awards & Accolades

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Best Banking Performer in United Kingdom, Global Brands Magazine, 2013
Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1865
Type Company - Public (HSBC)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

HSBC would be a real alphabet soup if the company's name reflected its geographic diversity. One of the world's largest banking groups by assets, HSBC Holdings owns subsidiaries throughout Europe, Hong Kong and the rest of the Asia/Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. All told, the company has some 7,500 locations in more than 80 countries. Its... More

Mission: Throughout our history we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. We enable businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, helping people... More

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