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It's a OK place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great international exposure, significant workload that can enrich your experience and colleagues that don't mind helping. Good banking benefits to staff compared to other local banks in Canada however this benefit is on the decline.

Cons

Very poor management structure that is confused between going global or staying local. No proper focus on any activity or business process. The technology division is divided into fiefdoms with a small diminishing camp of do'ers and a growing population of only talkers. Limited (read as no) career opportunities, little to no pay reviews and average bonus. Definitely pay way below market and they don't care, they believe being global gives them access to cheap labour. However with going cheap, quality suffers, Low employee morale across the organisation. Lacks dynamism and definitely hates dynamic employees as they push the envelope that makes sr.management uncomfortable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This is rather simple... All you need is to 'Act" on what you already know are the problems. To be employee friendly, you must pay as the local market and not considering your options with low cost markets.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for HSBC Canada

  1.  

    Personal Banker at HSBC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker  in  Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Easy to get in
    -Good clients

    Cons

    -Managers picking favourites
    -When making referrals, IRs are slow at their jobs and have to book at a later date

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Help promote the younger staff
    -quit picking favourties
    -increase diversity rather than picking cantonese speaking IRs and chinese speaking IRs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Values driven organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Senior leaders driven to do the right thing. Opportunities to work internationally

    Cons

    Middle management lacking holistic vision of senior leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your middle management becoming good managers of human capital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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