HSBC Canada Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Manager misrepresented opportunity and compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager, Commercial Banking in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager, Commercial Banking in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Canada

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

    Pros

    good experience, good benefits, worked with some really good people, you can get promoted if you stay long enough or outlast your piers

    Cons

    Middle manager are afraid of senior management, threats of making career limiting moves run rampant. Management seldom ask are we supporting you is there anything we can help you to do your job better. The culture doesn't make you want to do a good job, work life balance does not exist. The variable income is the worst I have ever seen I was a top over performing individual in my division and regularly got a lower variable pay than a colleague that consistently did not achieve his revenue or other financial metric targets

    Advice to Management

    ask people for their opinion, act like you are interested and actually care. Don't say you care and then completely act like you don't Linda Seymour should conduct some exit interviews and she might find out how bad some of her middle managers (VP & AVP level) are.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Organization is slow and inefficient.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Sociable culture, pay is competitive

    Cons

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

  3. one year at HSBC

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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  5. 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 a 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 Management

    ditch advance and retail banking

  6. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities for career advancement especially for sales

    Cons

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

  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

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

    Pros

    It is a big company

    Cons

    some of the technologies are too old

  8. Leading international bank in canada

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hsbc canada has the mostInternational advantage

    Cons

    Lack of convenience for locals

    Advice to Management

    Improve products and services

  9. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and relaxed atmosphere at times

    Cons

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

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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....

  11. 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

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