HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Trader

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    • 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


  2. One of the best

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    • 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. Foreclosure Rep

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    • 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


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  5. HSBC ended my post 65 medical bemefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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    tenured employee

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. 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


  8. Customer Service / Collections / Foreclosure Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Pomona, CA

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

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

    Pros

    A very versatile company, very good benefits, flexible, managers and supervisors always there for their employees, a lot of tenure long time employees, employees treated as one big family, trained to learn new skills, fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Once known as a good stable company, several years ago the company decided to move out of the United States onto emerging markets and started laying off employees.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Upper Management : Your Employees are People not Numbers.


  9. Manager

    Former Employee - Manager in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Salinas, CA

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility for exempt professionals, lots of opportunity to learn, advance and expand career

    Cons

    corporate communication can be cryptic, not transparent at all.. caused a lot of speculation and distrust due to lack of transparency in corporate vision to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve corporate communication and transparency


  10. i worked as a financial planning manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    good clientele and good compensation.

    Cons

    late working hours and sales pressure


  11. Leaving...

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people, good abilities to communicate with colleagues in remote locations.

    Cons

    Prioritization is a challenge for management.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize.



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