HSBC Holdings
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www.hsbc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

HSBC Holdings Reviews in Burnaby, BC

Updated Mar 15, 2014
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3.2 6 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver

Stuart T. Gulliver

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Hard work but rewarding

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits and flexible work schedule are a real plus. Staff genuinely try their best and I have always experienced my coworkers to want to do the right thing. Average 20-25 days vacation to start but this time is also used for sick time. However, if one is sick for more than 3 days, short term disability is available.

ConsExpected to give a lot of yourself to succeed. Can be draining and very competitive workplace. There is a 20/70/10 performance policy which is essentially a bell curve that can be de motivating.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest back into human capital to relieve workload.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to develop your career and diversify your job experience & exposures

Solutions Architect (Former Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTruly global work environment, Get to travel for work, dynamic & multi-cultural

ConsGlobal work sometimes is quite demanding when it comes to teleconference with another countries and continent(different time zone), Virtual team is not always effective to produce outputs within limited time frame

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very nice people, but culture a bit too performance driven.

Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I worked at HSBC Holdings as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThere is very fast movement in this company if you work hard. Especially if you are younger many employees seem very settled in and content so you can really do well if you put in effort.

ConsA little bit monotonous. Sometimes promotions are withheld if a dept does not want to let you go. Too many performance measure and pressure sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work, if you like smooching butt and are deemed part of the "club"

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 8 years

Prosvacation entitlement higher than norm

Conssalaries, pay bumps and bonuses are below industry norm.
very little opportunity for changing jobs internally, for such a large company
little chance of promotions, unless you've been indentified as a "star" - which likely means you're skillful at smooching butt. It's not about your performance at HSBC; it's about how you fit into the "club".
Old Gulliver is a bean counter who knows nothing more and is using this approach to managing the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe gone!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Business Development (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at HSBC Holdings

ProsCareer development opportunities are available.

ConsLong hours of working and very competitive environment

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers usually have plenty of experience

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Chaotic poor middle management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at HSBC Holdings

ProsInteresting work when it's managed appropriately.

ConsComplete and utter chaos, poor management, little accountability.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake IT accountable for business objectives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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