HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated September 1, 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 company for a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global company providing ability to work and live in multiple locations across the world Dynamic changing environment with a focus on delivery and implementation

    Cons

    High expectation for workload - could better support work/life balance


  2. Investment Banker

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary Good work environment ... ... ... ... .... ... ...

    Cons

    Difficult to commute ... .... .... .... ..... ..... .....

    Advice to Management

    Promote people with understanding


  3. bank teller

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great experiences and learnt a lot

    Cons

    too much paper work for a part time job


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  5. Great learning opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company provides a lot of opportunities for growth for those who don't want to sit in the same place/level for years. Good benefits, even though they changed significantly (for the worse, unfortunately) over the years

    Cons

    Too much 'paper work' and politics. I am lucky enough to have a great manager, however from what I hear that's not the case for majority of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show your teams you care and you will get a reliable and valuable employees in return


  6. Team Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for and went above and byond for its peoplrs. Always did tr best too take care of. Good people and will work there again ww

    Cons

    People were laid off at end but ee given a severance package. Was for for me to drive at the end of the day. all at night

    Advice to Management

    Take a lok at schedules and plan accordingly and keeo the days off togrthrre and not apart. need to have accountability


  7. Overall good experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had great managers during my tenure. Benefits were decent. Depending on the team, some were flexible with working remotely a few days, others were not. I was fortunately on a team that was OK with working remotely. Lots of opportunity to learn new items.

    Cons

    Technology was not up to date. Too many senior management levels. Older and longer tenured senior management did not endorse working remotely, and highly criticized individuals to their managers.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage all employees regardless of job level, do not discourage them just because you have a higher job title.


  8. VP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, a company that cares about employees career development.

    Cons

    Not on cutting edge of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  9. Manager - Financial & Accounting Analysis

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    401K matching up to 6%

    Cons

    Top heavy organization. Too many SVPs, too few analysts.


  10. A great first job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, lots of paid time off, and a great networking opportunities for a person new to the working world. I work with people around my age

    Cons

    Work flows aren't very efficient. It takes forever to better processes and project management always wants to create more spreadsheets and request unnecessary project's to be done by teams that simply don't have time

    Advice to Management

    Encourage team members to strive for more, not just settle for minimum requirements


  11. Premier Mortgage Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Really behind with the technology

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, invest in the technology



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