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.
I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)
- generous time off program - global scale provides ample career opportunities - supportive of remote work and work-life balance
- typical politics and "who you know" circle of things to get to where you want. although they revamped performance management, the process is still jaded - typically, those who rise to the top are the "talkers" vs. the "walkers" - management decisions constantly made under committees representing both local and global management lines (Band 2 or higher) which overburden and slow processes to a crawl. Mid-level management decisions have been stripped or replaced. - unrealistic expectations to carry out unprecedented changes at "zero tolerance" levels
Advice to Management
Listen to your front line employees. They are the ones in the trenches and can provide unbiased feedback. Continue to fix the culture. There seems to be a focus to hunt down the remnants from the previous legacy, but "bad apples" lurk in the new generation. Above all else, common sense and asking the right questions needs to prevail when making decisions.
I had phone interview with Recruitment Coordinator. The interview was short, and most of them are behavior questions. She explained the position and asked if I am good at Microsoft suite and if I am willing to take the exam on excel. The interview went about 20 minutes, and expect to give examples on behavior questions.