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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
1,019 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.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HSBC Coop Program in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - HSBC Coop Program in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, have chance to meet with people coming from all over the world.

    Cons

    Study the unusually successful people you know, and you will find them imbued with enthusiasm for their work which is contagious. Not only are they themselves excited about what they are doing, but they also get you excited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear goals. It sounds obvious, but too many managers simply tread water or get pulled in too many directions instead of figuring out what the most important things for them to achieve are and focusing there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very good

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    very good salary and flexible working hours

    Cons

    no bonuses and sometimes have to work overtime

  3.  

    HSBC Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good atmosphere good learning opportunities

    Cons

    IB department developed quite recently

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  5.  

    A solid foundation to begin a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    The salary provided in HSBC is fairly good

    Cons

    i dont find any cons

  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Great company, great vision for the future with their emerging markets strategyin Asia

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great vibe, friendly environment and people

    Cons

    Nothing so far as is. Thats a good thing !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer/Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer/Researcher in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed environment, Had varied projects to handle

    Cons

    team members were on different sites, but communication via chat and video conferencing was very helpful indeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Premier Relationship Manager - HSBC UK GCB5

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premier Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Premier Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    very good company to work

    Cons

    training period and interview process is very tedious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please simplify interview process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    One of the best employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, employee friendly.

    Cons

    salary structure should be reviwed. specilly in Kolkata HSS - COE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary structure in Kolkata HSS should be more in all level as per market standard.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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