HSBC Holdings
3.3 of 5 899 reviews
www.hsbc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.3 899 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver

Stuart T. Gulliver

(253 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The organizations offers decently fair work life balance and job security"
    in 107 reviews
  • "You get lots of paid vacation and you can work from home"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "Constant change; Limited work-life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear"
    in 45 reviews
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Very bad culture

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Salinas, CA

I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

ProsNo pros for this company. Very low pay and management sucks

ConsWork hours, attitude of management, salary

Advice to Senior ManagementDont treat employees like slaves

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

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Data Entry Temporary- CMB Remediation Team

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor for less than a year

ProsKept busy once the managers knew how to execute the project

ConsA floundering institution, management had no idea how to reign everything in, project was new (anti-money laundering initiative)

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your stuff together

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

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High pay, great benefits

Vice President (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

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

ProsPay is high and benefits are very competitive in the industry. 401k match of 6% is great. Freedom to work from home.

ConsCost cutting culture, feels like they are always announcing new restructuring and layoffs. Seem to overlook US division in favor of international operations.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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My role was for a mortgage service specialist in the collection department

Mortgage Service Specialist (Former Employee)
Brandon, FL

I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

ProsHelping customers with their mortgage needs and their wants

ConsNot being able to give what the customer needed or wanted

Advice to Senior ManagementTo set goals and to provide world class assistance to the entire customer base

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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HSBC, overall, is not a bad company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HSBC Holdings

ProsThe co-workers are, for the most part, easy to get along with. The benefits are okay as well. Nothing great, but in this day, they are not that bad.

ConsUpper management is unorganized and very demanding. The pay is no where near where it needs to be for this position. We are severely under paid considering the job we are working.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cut throat finance industry

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Elmhurst, IL

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

ProsGreat Benefits and Training Opportunities

ConsAttitudes, lack of teamwork, caste system, bad culture

Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate a better culture and the dynamics may change

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HSBC Holdings as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood culture, very friendly co-workers, great team, team oriented, high achievers.

ConsOffice is a bit too shabby.

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

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Working at HSBC

Customer Service (Former Employee)
Newark, DE

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

ProsFast pace.
I was given the tools to get the job done.
Co-workers.

ConsRelationships were short term.
Always felt insecure about long term employment.
Management were always relocating.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen doors for career growth thru the ranks. There were strong internal candidates for jobs, always seemed someone from somewhere else was promoted to our site.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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HSBC Mortgage

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGreat group to work with. Lots of travel opportunity and work was exciting.

ConsCompany was too risky with the bulk mortgage purchases.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe aggressive plan caused the demise of the company and contributed to the company losing millions of dollars due to the housing market collapse.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding career

Senior Director Facilities (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery large financial institution with global systems. Keeps up with technology.

ConsToo distributed of a management team. Good people but not all work in the same direction mostly due to several Sr. Management teams working independently. Overall global direction was not communicated or managed as a team.

Advice to Senior ManagementBite the bullet and put one CIO in charge. Too many CIO's give too many directions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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