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HSBC Holdings Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1865
Company - Public (HSBC)
Banks & Credit Unions
$10+ billion (USD) per year
J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo
HSBC would be a real alphabet soup if the company's name reflected its geographic diversity. One of the world's largest banking groups by assets, HSBC Holdings owns subsidiaries throughout Europe, Hong Kong and the rest of the Asia/Pacific ... Read more

Mission: Throughout our history we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. We enable businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, helping people fulfil their hopes and dreams and realise their ambitions. This is our role and purpose.

HSBC Holdings Reviews

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HSBC Holdings Group Chief Executive John Flint
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    "Great teams and international focus. Work-life balance is good. Lots of opportunities to work in different locations."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
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    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    International oriented work. Travel. Opportunities to grow in the US and abroad. Good work-life balance. Welcoming teams. Diversity oriented. Opportunities to try roles with varied non traditional backgrounds

    Cons

    Lots of independent archaic systems. Office politics. Pay can be a bit below market. Manual processes can impede normal work.

    Advice to Management

    Match pay with market better. Improve systems.

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HSBC Holdings Photos

HSBC Holdings photo of: international headquarters for HSBC Holdings, housed in HSBC Tower located in Canary Wharf, London (Photo attributed to Clive Power - licensed under the CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0)
HSBC Holdings photo of: HSBC (Photo thanks to Flickr user Jay[N], Some Rights Reserved)
HSBC Holdings photo of: HSBC (Photo thanks to Flickr user Stewart Leiwakabessy, Some Rights Reserved)
HSBC Holdings photo of: Sustainability: making a positive contribution
HSBC Holdings photo of: We are different. Diversity is in our roots.
HSBC Holdings photo of: We enable businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, helping people fulfil their hopes and dreams and realise their ambitions. This is our role and purpose.
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HSBC Holdings Interviews

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    Senior Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Chester, PA).

    Interview

    After I spend about one hour to be able to answer to all the legal and "illegal" questions from.the application submission process, I was invited to take an online assessment that was actually a simulation of their work environment. I realized that such a stressful work environment wasn'nt actually very attractive from the beggining. After I answered the online assessment, I just received a message that I am not a match for the job even if I have 8 year experience in Risk management area, and no feedback regsrding the twken assessment. Very dissapointing. I erased my account fron their career section

    Interview Questions

    • the questions were related to my sexual orientation, race origin, dissabilities, religion, and all other incomod questions...   Answer Question
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HSBC Holdings Awards & Accolades

  • Best Banking Performer in United Kingdom, Global Brands Magazine, 2013
  • Best Banking Performer, Hong Kong, Global Brands Magazine, 2015
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