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HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2018
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  1. Helpful (12)  

    Corporate Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prospect Heights, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Prospect Heights, IL) in December 2009.

    Interview

    Faxed a resume to CP and was called the same day for a phone interview. I was asked to come to a panel interview later in the week. I interviewed with a panel of 6. Basic questions about what I like to do when I'm not working and some technical questions about my current job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for HSBC   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Low offer


  2. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with 3 associates. Then was invited to meet with the group's head. After this HR contacted me again to meet with 4 more people, one Managing Director and 3 Associates. HR has been giving me feedback all along and has kept me up to date on the progress of the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions have been mostly about fit and previous experience, no hard technical questions (yet).   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (6)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Three rounds including phone interview with HR, meeting the Global Head and then the rest of the team members of 10+ people. Asked some technicals, transaction experience, and questions to grasp if the candidate has strong interest in the group. Strong group in the industry. Office space wasn't as impressive especially if you'll be working long IB hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Not too many difficult questions, just prepare for the technicals and understand logically how to answer even if you don't know the right answer as it will help show your thinking process to the interviewer   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Took a while as they required approvals from the group


  4.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    1 week after online application, I received an interview invitaion for the next week. I went to the office in NYC. The department manager and a staff introduced HSBC and the works I would face. The information is very detailed so it cost about 40 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • No question asked. You need to introduce yourself and asked them.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY) in January 2016.

    Interview

    2 rounds: first round is mainly behavioral and the second is technical. Typical behavioral questions - background, experience, strength & weaknesses etc... A few technical questions mainly valuation related.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Associate Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Mettawa, IL) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Phone calls, no in-person reviews.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Mettawa, IL) in July 2009.

    Interview

    it was a phone interview with three different managers in the department. one manager after another. some basic questions like weakness, strength and ask them questions..also be flexible..be willing to work ful time if the position has an option for full or part time..

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    intern so not much nego..

  8. Helpful (4)  

    Audit Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied online and received a call within 24 hours. The job posting was newly added. Interview started off with an HR phone screen. This was followed up with one on one interviews with two peer members from the team and the direct manager. Interview was normal. Fair questions, which touched upon industry matter expertise, job specific, and some behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation or challenge you had to overcome and what you did to resolve it?

      Your manager is unable to take an important meeting and has asked you to fill in the meeting for him/her. You are aware that this meeting is important, however you do not have all the details. He/she calls you, but only has time to answer 3 questions. What questions do you ask?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate. Successful negotiators will either have a counter or possess sme that is highly desirable.


  9. Helpful (8)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings in April 2013.

    Interview

    I have posted my resume logging in to HSBC GLT website, After a month HR contacted me for a drive and it all started on one fine saturday. We reached the HSBC GLT center at 9 :00 , the interview process was well planned and was satisfactory, We had the following rounds

    1) Written test with objective questions ( 1 hour )
    Basically on Java, Logical Reasoning , Aptitute , J2EE and English.

    2) Technical Interview (45 mins)
    Core Java , Spring, Webservices and project related . All questions where asked to test the depth of your knowledge and not just the basic. My technical interviewer asked me very interesting questions and really admire his knowledge. Could satisfactory give answer to 60 - 70% of his questions and hence cleared it

    3) HR round (20 mins)
    It was basically a very friendly background check kind of discussion and had some salary negotiation.

    One thing I really liked about HSBC interview was they where very frank in letting u know whether u got selected to next round or you may just leave. Because usually in other companies we get a nice statement saying "HR will contact you soon" and nice big simple which never happens

    Interview Questions

    • Just having a indepth knowledge about your core technology is a must, As I have seen technical round was the situation where most ppl couldnt make out.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I had negotiated for some fixed CTC during my HR round and gave my reasons, After some days they mailed me a salary structured interms of fixed pay and not CTC. Though it was bit less then what i expected , I am satisfactory with the offer and job location and accepted it . Afterall more than pay what really matters is your working for a Global Leader in Banking :)


  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview

    Got interview through campus.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate.


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