HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews in Edinburgh, Scotland

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
991 Reviews
3.4
991 Reviews
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance gets much better starting second year when you are more adapted (in 117 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 37 reviews)

  • Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear (in 50 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    HSBC Securities Services Edinburgh

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    Current Employee - Trustees in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Trustees in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of departments were you can work for and get great experience across investment operation process

    Cons

    Plenty overtimes to do. Very high volumn of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrid environment. Constant bullying!!!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lax and flexible. Workload was manageable to be fair. Month end is naturally busy.

    Cons

    Bullying and nepotism, unbareable to work in and the management were very immature in their conduct, absolutely horrible experience. How these bullies get recognised and promoted is beyond me, no help what so ever. Unprofessional is too kind of a word!! Id rather rub vicks in my eyes than work there again. Disgusting culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to take a closer look at how management and senior administrator conduct them self in edinburgh, absolutely shameful!! Little wonder staff turnover is high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Tough targets but reasonable conditions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Premier Call Handler in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Premier Call Handler in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flex hours, large teams, lots training and development

    Cons

    Some management very target driven some not. Management need more training on team skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to kick start your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Trustee Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Trustee Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paid overtime.
    Great pension scheme.
    Decent career opportunities for hard work.
    Recognition for hard work in certain departments.
    Annual bonus.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime.
    Behind technology trends.
    No guaranteed yearly pay increase.
    Inefficient recruitment process - may take up to 4 months from application stage to start date.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be fantastic. Not any more

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    Current Employee - Line Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Line Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The staff are a fantastic bunch of people to work with. The facilities are generally pretty good for a call centre with decent areas for relaxation at break times.

    Cons

    Sell sell sell. This is all that seems to matter nowadays. Bonuses are reducing year on year and even staff breaks are being reduced from 15 mins to 10

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that the staff who help make your huge profits are people too. The bonuses we used to get made a huge difference to our standard of living. Most people used them to afford holidays etc. It seems that the only people with reducing bonuses are the majority at the lower end of the pay scales when senior executives keep collection their millions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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