HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
Stuart T. Gulliver
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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. How Simple Becomes Complicated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lazy people so you can come across more effective than your colleagues but this also makes you a target

    Cons

    Mediocre political people who hire under performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage by execution and performance, not politics and maybe the bank won't have so many frustrated customers or employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Leveraged Acquisition Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    work life balance is achievable

    Cons

    low pay really low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. VGood

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    Current Employee - SSE in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - SSE in Pune (India)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice pay, so many CSR events...

    Cons

    less work from home facility, almost 9 to 6 work....

    Recommends
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  5. Good working environment and good benefit package. various employee banking offers.

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    Current Employee - Analyst Developer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Analyst Developer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    got a lot of exposure in different business system and business training.

    Cons

    low pay and bonus. unfair performance rating. mean manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire fewer people and pay higher. give everyone enough chance to be involved in project not just system maintenance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Change Management Consultant

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    Current Contractor - United Kingdom in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - United Kingdom in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global opportunities with collaborative workforce. Culture is pleasant with down to earth colleagues.

    Cons

    Excessive bureaucracy which makes getting simple things like drive access take days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Great Company currently going through a rough patch.

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    Former Employee - Internship in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Internship in London, England (UK)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Fantastic graduate scheme which allows you to rotated through various areas of the business. People are very friendly and willing to help or explain things.

    Cons

    The large size can sometimes be daunting and means contact with senior management could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency across all divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Mayhem

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    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    People who do their best to deliver despite the turmoil and change the company is going through. Good pension plan.

    Cons

    Chaotic, dysfunctional environment with unclear processes, lack of decisions, overlaps in responsibilities.
    Issues with office space
    Senior management with no integrity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Disorganised, with little team spirit and poor management.

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    Current Employee - HSBC in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - HSBC in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Very political, no team spirit between departments and loads of finger pointing. Progression dependent on your relationship with your manger, forget about meritocracy. Overbearing, bulling and difficult behaviour are highly valued personality traits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to pay attention to the type of leaders that are appointed to manage the organisation, especially the senior ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Okay job

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    Current Employee - Commercial Floor Supervisor in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Commercial Floor Supervisor in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good salary, learn a lot, promote from Within

    Cons

    Favoritism, management does not pitch in if needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoring people based in relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. RM HSBC

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    15x Salary per Year
    22 Days Leave entitlement per year

    Cons

    Insignificant pay rise
    Unknown incentive scheme

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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