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Great Work-Life Balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Business Systems  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Business Systems in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

Pros

+ Depending on your team you can choose your hours and work remotely.
+ Sicks days, Study Days and Holidays are all bundled so if you don't get sick often or need to study you get a lot of holidays.
+ Free banking, discounted loans, stock trades, currency exchange and mortgages. discounted mortgages makes a big difference. Banking perks for an IT job is quite nice.
+ Employee Stock savings plan
+ RRSP matching with limit
+ Flexible health benefits, given credits to use for 100% if you don't need much or you can use them buy 30%/70%/90% coverage plans with it.
+ Beautiful building, small gym and amenities
+ Work remotely from home or very remotely from an office in another country
+ Huge Yearly Cash Bonuses for top performers, you get what you put in. Huge as in from below average IT pay to above average IT pay.
+ Global and Diverse leading very interesting work, different rules in different countries (also a con)
+ Huge company can find almost any type of role meaning lots of opportunities, just get chummy with the right folk

Cons

- Lots of senior management changes and direction changes
- Need to be self driven as direction isn't always there
- Big and Slow, can't move without stepping on someone's toes
- Bureaucracy!
- The base pay is better than most business jobs but worse than IT jobs. Which is ok because the work isn't like most iT firms, it's mixed between IT and Business.
- Age group average is high
- Coworkers lack passion and a tad resistant to change. Some even make you wonder why they still have their jobs.
- Global and Diverse leading very interesting work, too many rules in too many different countries!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep things fresh, Continuous improvement, More young people, Leave room for creativity, Get to know your employees and their potential, Stand your ground, protect your employees so they would WANT to work hard instead of trying to MAKE them work hard

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Positive Outlook
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    Rewarding workplace with great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Opportunities for career progression at home and internationally. Benefits package is generous. Co-workers are great people to work with. Workplace has great amenities.

    Cons

    Because of a lack of overall resources, the workload can be overwhelming at times. However, the extra work and occasional long days are offset by working for a great company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Well balanced work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at HSBC Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dealing with clients . Supervising stafff. Get to be involved in ways that improve life outcomes doing both of these.

    Cons

    Doing the job right always can be a downer when company is looking for ratio increes when there is not much room left to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of accross the board campaigns inividual branch analysis should yield realistic goal to office where it is at and where it should be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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