HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews in Toronto, ON

6 Reviews
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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.  

    Wide international reach - strong player

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Wide international reach, affords mobility

    Cons

    cant think of highlights at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we have plenty of opportunities to share that within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a very good experiance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Looks very good on your resume and it is an internaitonally recognized brand name in the financial service industry, especially in areas like corporate banking, trade services and payments and cash management.

    Cons

    No transparency, Management keeps changing and to create impact whatever the previous management did it is immediately put on hold and reassessed and a new initiative begins

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Nurture employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    The associations set up for women and youth are excellent for networking.

    Cons

    There is a lack of competent staff within the company.

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  5.  

    Good name to have on your resume, high turnover at work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    HSBC is a big company, the employee benefits are fair, employee discounts are good. Generally younger employees you are working with can make for easy day.

    Cons

    HSBC uses paper for everything, it is like being back in the 1980s with the amount of paper you have to deal with. Many manual processes, a lot of opportunity to make mistakes and be blamed for it. They will be interested in you doing work that is not on your job description. Banking will make mistakes with your personal accounts, HSBC Bank Canada is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start process of automation yesterday, eliminate manual processes and roadblocks. Develop leadership mentorship programs for front line managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    This is essentially an Analyst position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Great business environment that encourages interacting between departments as well as countries.

    Cons

    In terms of IT, an extreme lack of regard by senior management which could be related to the Head Office being in Pacific Time but North America's business sector is based in Eastern Time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less favouritism would be great, especially in terms of our Vancouver/Toronto dynamic which I have heard from other departments outside of IT.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Merge Finance to the bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    It's a way to get to working for HSBC (the bank). If you love to relocate or work anywhere in the world, this might be the place for you

    Cons

    Finance is a small branch of the bank and honestly it's not a good place to work. I've heard that on the other side working for HSBC Canada or US is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow processes when it comes to project development.

    Doesn't Recommend

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