HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Love work in GB Department.

    Cons

    Cannot do the analyst job

    Advice to Management

    No


  2. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Smart people. Challenging work environment. People are friendly when they have time to kick back and express it.

    Cons

    Audit executive assistant. Very long hours. Most people you work with, here on work visa's and are cutthroat at finishing work.


  3. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

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

    Pros

    reputation, mature management practices

    Cons

    not really touching core business

    Advice to Management

    leverage IT!!!


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  5. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and team. Supervisor is very helpful and teaching me a lot of skills.

    Cons

    stressful and lots of work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    AVP audit

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company culture, great people, good values

    Cons

    Poor systems, inefficient processes, slow response time, under a lot of regulatory pressure


  7. Collections specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers were great. Good training. Good managers, good infrastructure.

    Cons

    High demand quotas. No time to relax at all (always on the phone)


  8. Payment processor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payment Processor in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Payment Processor in Fontana, CA

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

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

    Pros

    I love the department and the people I worked with. The management team was amazing. I also love the benefits that was provided. They gave me opportunities to advance in my department.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that fact that the company moved locations and I couldnt work with them any more.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management. I think that they did an amazing job creating a good working environment.


  9. Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sharp team of developers, management was good

    Cons

    Company was in flux, very volatile environment


  10. Interesting work but not properly rewarded

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

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides an awesome international platform and product suite to service clients. Individual teams are small which allows more hands on experience and quick career progression.

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic sometimes. Different teams might have their own agenda which sometimes interferes with achieving targets on time and in an efficient manner!


  11. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Compliance Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Compliance Officer in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good management in regulatory compliance. Help you grow and give you plenty of freedom to manage your own projects. They have good benefits too.

    Cons

    Promotion is difficult since titles are tied to specific positions. With headquarters in Europe the stream of communication isn't always top level.



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