HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
991 Reviews
3.4
991 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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  1.  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good training
    Good corporate culture
    Global mindset and focus

    Cons

    Not aggressive
    Needs more focus
    Needs cross-border assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aggressive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very satisfied

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    good opportunities, nice reputed staff

    Cons

    none, itis vry good and flexible

  3.  

    Decent place to work on Wall St.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Mobility inside the group
    Footprint in Latin America

    Cons

    Some groups are too territorial
    Bureaucratic
    Ability to hire high caliber people is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the markets business to compete with the likes of Citi/JPM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunity for international movement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of offices worldwide, and thus, lots of opportunity to move.

    Cons

    The politics are out of control, so make sure you are prepared to play the game.

  6.  

    Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Management is way off.Difficult to move on

    Cons

    systems are very old.

  7.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience in finance

    Cons

    Too Many Temporary Positions in finance

  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Salary and opportunities to work abroad

    Cons

    Political environment, lots of preferred people. You need to be part of the "trust" circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is weak, most of managers and directors work by imposing fear to employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I Enjoyed working for them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Malta, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good perks, Nice office environment, no pressure to sell but it was encourage in a healthy way.

    Cons

    beureaucracy drove me mad, and sometimes inter departmental co-operation was difficult to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less beuraucracy, more rewards for out of scope staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, outdated systems, bureaucratic environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate, Global Markets in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate, Global Markets in New York, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Low ego environment, meritocratic, global network

    Cons

    Outdated systems, Lower pay than street

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent pay, but chaotic

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good start pay for this field

    Cons

    No work/life balance in phone positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote people with experience, instead of friends/ significant others

    No opinion of CEO

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