HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
Stuart T. Gulliver
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Pros
  • Flexible time with work/life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • flexible working, able to work from home once if not twice a week (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance in phone positions (in 37 reviews)

  • senior management don't seem to care too much about those who actually do the work (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Grew up at this company and learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, bonuses, flexibility to work from home, autonomy as long as you got your work done.

    Cons

    The rest of the group is very hard on the U.S. Lots of layoffs since 2008 especially in Chicago area.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing some employees to work remotely full time versus insisting most be in NYC.


  2. One of the best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collecter II in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Collecter II in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HSBC cherishes its employees and strives to show that. The bonuses are generous and they listen to employee feedback.

    Cons

    Hard to move up to management

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Trader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Career growth, great salary, knowledgable management

    Cons

    beauracratic, long hours, very clicky

    Advice to Management

    I really had no complaints with management at all


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  5. Foreclosure Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people...overall a fantastic company to work for

    Cons

    really loved everything about the job


  6. back office

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, good culture, friendly colleague

    Cons

    low pay, not competitive in US market, slow to change


  7. Senior Technical Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Brooklyn, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with many benefits. Exposure to many different parts of financial business. International opportunities are available if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Very small footprint in Americas that it is just getting smaller every day.


  8. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You have a very diverse customer base

    Cons

    You need to meet the right people to move up in the company. A lot of office politics

    Advice to Management

    Provide management with more training and focus less on results. People in banking tend to jump around so you need to invest in your talent


  9. HSBC ended my post 65 medical bemefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

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

    Pros

    International Multicultural organization with many fingers all over the globe..

    Cons

    Advancement in the officer ranks is limited due to Group slotting international officers in positions of authority over local management.

    Advice to Management

    CEO hid bonus money offshore. No excuse. Should be fired for lack of integrity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    tenured employee

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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

    Work-life balance, remote work, opportunities for advancement are the best part of working with HSBC the flexibility and time management vary depending on the department

    Cons

    benefits have declined, customer facing roles standards change too often to meet expectations

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to coach and train employees and take an interest in learning their skills that may provide greater assets to the company


  11. I enjoyed working for HSBC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Co workers were fantastic, Management was great.

    Cons

    Too bad everyone got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great



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