HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
1,036 Reviews
3.5
1,036 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Global Banking Credit Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Once Upon a Time Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    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 ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Well run company with very talented employees and I enjoyed a variety of positions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Intelligent employees and the business is well run. I enjoyed the opportunity to work in various departments during my career.

    Cons

    Business went through some abrupt changes and from time to time people were shaken out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create steadier business plans with less dramatic changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Really great experience so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Internal recruitment is really pushed

    Cons

    salary not good in comparison to competitors

  6.  

    Fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, satisfying salary

    Cons

    goals are set too challenging, processes are just built up

  7.  

    A solid foundation to begin a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong people, culture, attitude, and room for advancement.

    Cons

    Relatively inferior pay compared to the street and less support for career movement outside the bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase flexibility for geographical movement and require geographical movement during graduate analyst training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Alright experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    work life balance is great, not many promotions

    Cons

    office culture says supports young talent but really no help

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    Merit is not rewarded

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Used to have good employee stock repurchase plan
    Great New York City and London locations

    Cons

    Below industry salary
    Tries to offshore as much as possible; to the detriment of the firm
    Lacks development and career opportunities
    Salary/bonus is not connected to achievements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie rewards to performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Standard enterprise work environment.

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    Former Employee - Systems Technician in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Technician in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    The benefits coverage is better than average.

    Cons

    The macro environment was focused too much on a "Global" mentality. I understand HSBC has a very large footprint worldwide, however, the local individual development and growth opportunities were rapidly shrinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Financial Advisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Large international footprint
    Broad investment product mix

    Cons

    Need to update computer systems
    Management has a tendency to micro manage

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