HSBC Canada

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HSBC Canada Reviews in Canada

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
167 Reviews
3.3
167 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Where positions allow it, they offer the best work-life balance you could find (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, in the IT department folks generally get 25-30 days of annual vacation (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, not much work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours, and your lunch time can be sacrificed at the whim of a manager (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    one year at HSBC

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

    I have been working at HSBC Canada as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    worldwide name, international teams to work with, latest technology and world renowned softwares, nicely drafted procedure documents

    Cons

    very bureaucratic type of working style... too lengthy procedures and highly complex organization structure to work with

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

    Current Employee - Premium Banker in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Premium Banker in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Global bank, lots of opportunities abroad.
    The pay is better than most banks
    Good benefits

    Cons

    not focused on anything but premier. Don't care about anything else. Salary is good, but you dont get sick time off, it is deducted from vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ditch advance and retail banking

  3.  

    good for start up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premium Banker in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Premium Banker in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    opportunities for career advancement especially for sales

    Cons

    high workload, can be stressful during RRSP season, lack of standards for procedures

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Organization is slow and inefficient.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sociable culture, pay is competitive

    Cons

    Inefficiencies, too much bureaucracy, many contractors, slow to convert to full-time perm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Leading international bank in canada

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premium Banker in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Premium Banker in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hsbc canada has the mostInternational advantage

    Cons

    Lack of convenience for locals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve products and services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Canada full-time

    Pros

    It is a big company

    Cons

    some of the technologies are too old

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Frustrating at times

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and relaxed atmosphere at times

    Cons

    Pay, upper management and the bank's lack of knowledge of what direction to take

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Company to work for and with!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sudbury, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sudbury, ON (Canada)

    I worked at HSBC Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved my job, the people I worked with and for. This company takes care of its employees. With bonuses, benefits, retirement planning, savings plans, employee recognition, work recognition the works!!!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish the office in Sudbury, Ontario Canada would re-open. I LOVED my experience and position as an SA there. BEST POSITION I HAVE HELD, PREVIOUSLY, AND TO DATE! Please reconsider opening an office up in Sudbury again....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    great place to start a career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Canada

    Pros

    cool projects
    good workplace
    possibility to move internationally

    Cons

    not very organized
    heavy processes
    not focused on right priorities sometimes

  11.  

    Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at HSBC Canada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good brand, work/life balance, multi-culture, good management and leaderships.

    Cons

    some interns don't get to do "real" work. The company is too big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage interns to get engaged more.

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