HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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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. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Security. Pop for advancement

    Cons

    Long hours. Downloading of ridiculous minutia

  2. Sr Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Global opportunities exists; Benefits are competitive; Flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    Salaries seem to be stagnant. Long term US outlook is unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staff informed of Senior Management direction. The past few years have brought quite a few changes and employees need to be kept in the loop on why the changes.

  3. teller

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    there were some late nights

    Advice to Management

    try to work on the late nights

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  5. A Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice. Good pay

    Cons

    Hours can be longer than expected at times

  6. Great place to start, but have to move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are diligent and smart.

    Cons

    Doing some basic staffs and can't learn more. Intern just deal with some data and doing some document work.

    Advice to Management

    Add more staffs in a department so staffs will not complain about overloading workload. More management stick to principles.

  7. Okay job

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    Current Employee - Commercial Floor Supervisor in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Commercial Floor Supervisor in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, learn a lot, promote from Within

    Cons

    Favoritism, management does not pitch in if needed

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring people based in relationships.

  8. Great micro culture but too bureaucratic

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunity and mobility
    Strong management for card business unit
    Good recognition of high performers
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic that can stifle creativity
    Too focused on commercial banking

    Advice to Management

    Empower local management teams
    Streamline bureaucracy

  9. Predatory lender

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    Former Employee - Call Center Power Sports in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Call Center Power Sports in Wood Dale, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not many at all to comment on

    Cons

    worked in call center time your calls 3 minutes max take a break on time even if you are on the phone but make sure you take 15 minutes and don't come back late. It was impossible to follow.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of your managers and start taking care of your workers who actually do the work.

  10. Global Banking Credit Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good training, salary is also good, has good leadership, the atmosphere of the office is great, a good place to work at.

    Cons

    there is nothing bad to say.there is nothing bad to say.there is nothing bad to say.there is nothing bad to say.

  11. Once Upon a Time Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Was ecompany, then came a shift management, which lead to a big layoff movement.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to contribute.

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