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HSBC endless possibility!

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

I have been working at HSBC Holdings

Pros

Endless Opportunities, and a worldwide network which you can use to build a great career. If yuor willing to travel, and are persistence enough HSBC can take you around the world literally

Training is excellent with both local and international training programs,, when if the best Banks to invest in traingin that I have seen.

Management generally have an open door policy, and it easy to talk to just about anyone.

Stable and strong company.

Cons

Can get lost in the large company, hard to stick out, but as with all things you get out of it what you put into it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep focusing on employee's and career development

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    HSBC pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salinas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salinas, CA

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good. Provides a generous 401k match, health insurance and stock purchase at a discount.
    Work life balance is decent, but largely depending on manager.
    A lot of day offs provided per year, even for new employees.
    Training is pretty good. A lot of classes offered both technical and non technical.
    Employee engagement is good, senior management is trying its best to listen to the low level employees and hear them out.
    Fellow employees are pretty friendly and easy to get along with. There is not much cut throat competition.
    HSBC offers special banking benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Promotions is biased. It is based on who brown noses the best and favoritism rather than on merit.
    A lot of the managers do not know anything about what they are managing thus making a big joke of everything and leaving everything for the analysts to figure out.
    Some managers are strict about taking day offs. Thus negating the purpose of having a lot of day offs. It is stupid.. giving people a lot of day offs but not letting them take it when they want to or need it.
    Cafeteria food is overpriced and inedible. Work location is in the middle of nowhere - long commute times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix promotions. Do not be biased.

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    Work here only as a temporary place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salinas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salinas, CA

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Goof place if you are interested in an international opportunity as the bank has a lot of offices all around the world. It is very difficult to find a secondment though and only the most networked employees with tons of patience can find something.

    Cons

    No career prospects in Salinas. Very limited training available to employees and all learning has to be due to self-initiative. The culture of the bank is very much driven by "don't ask too many questions in senior management meetings" or you are considered to be disrespectful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be a good leader, it is not only about managing up - every single senior employee at every level is trying to do just that. Please take real interest in developing your employees.

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