HSBC Holdings
3.3 of 5 937 reviews
www.hsbc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.3 937 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver

Stuart T. Gulliver

(269 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 110 reviews
  • "Work from home is always a plus, but you can't always do so"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Terrible work life balance for a great deal of the employees"
    in 34 reviews
  • "Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear"
    in 48 reviews
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    My role was for a mortgage service specialist in the collection department

    Mortgage Service Specialist (Former Employee)
    Brandon, FL

    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)

    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

    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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    Working at HSBC

    Customer Service (Former Employee)
    Newark, DE

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Rewarding career

    Senior Director Facilities (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    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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    HSBC Mortgage

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    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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    Not Interested in the American Market

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat salaries and benefits; Work from Home options; opportunities to live outside of the US if that is an option you are able to take.

    ConsNot interested in growing the Market in the US; mostly hiring contract workers; Career opportunities only if willing to relocate outside of the US

    Advice to Senior ManagementUS Managers have little autonomy and because the market here is not a priority there is not much management here can do and therefore their directs are feeling disconnected.

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    great company to work for in the long run

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proseverything about the company was great

    Consnone that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to Senior Managementwell done you should be proud

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

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    Wholesale AE

    Wholesale Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, great people to work with, overall great experience.

    ConsWish they had more of a foot print in the west coast. Lost job due to division being closed, and there were no other opportunities to transfer too. I would have love to stay with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone... Love the management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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