HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 941 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver

Stuart T. Gulliver

(271 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The organizations offers decently fair work life balance and job security(in 114 reviews)

  • Work from home is always a plus, but you can't always do so(in 26 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 49 reviews)

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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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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat working experience. Good work life balance

    ConsNo Cons as such very good company for long turm relationship

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

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    Worked as an intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed work environment, everyone is super friendly.

    ConsBoring enterprisy lifestyle, same work everyday.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good place to work

    Manager - Financial Strategies and Analysis (Former Employee) Salinas, CA

    ProsVery analytical and challenging work, team environment, flexible work culture

    ConsBonus was not great even when the company was doing very good

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    not that meaningful and helpful

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosdo not have much opportunities touch with projects

    Consgood reputation and strong competitive for future job hunting

     

    Great

    Special Loans Ops (Former Employee) Depew, NY

    ProsNothing really negative to say

    ConsLoved to work in HSBC

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    Excellent company with great heritage

    V P (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosemployee friendly and flexible work options

    Consslow to change and some what Heirachical

    Advice to Senior Managementvery slow to change and need to me more proactive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pay for performance company

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Prossalary plus commission, excellent benefits, lead sources.

    Conshigh stress, snooze you lose sales.

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate more.

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

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    Senior Customer Account Rep

    Senior Customer Account Representative (Current Employee) Morristown, NJ

    Prosthe hours were very flexible.

    ConsThe pay is not comparable to other companies in the area

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for, but so big that growth can be hindered

    Manager (Current Employee) Buffalo, NY

    ProsFantastic managers, great resources to better yourself if you are willing to take it upon yourself to do so, all the changes going on within the organization currently are actually steps in the right direction.

    ConsAdvancement opportunities at times seem a bit political, tons of changes which can be challenging for some people, pay is good but just average for the industry, raises and bonuses have also been average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy experience with the management has been the positive side of my employment. They have been great. Very supportive and empowering. Being such a large company, it can be very difficult at times to make any changes that really improve things....just a challenge with being a global bank. Only thing I can think of that I really disapprove of is the rating system which forces managers to fit their direct reports into a 20/70/10 ratio where 20% are top performers, 70% are average, and 10% are rated as below. It is an outdated system that is not actually supported by the most recent studies regarding performance management. I do know that this has been raised as an item from many of our Senior Managers - it just takes so long for things to change.

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

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