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"Sometimes Good, Sometimes Not...."

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Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great office environment
good benefits (kind of)
innovative thinkers
well respected global brand
marketable to future employers
efforts towards global programs

Cons

awful management in HR
poor communication
lack of transparency
bad, not actually awful on boarding experience
poor pay
no recognition for delivery of work
expected to work incredibly long hours
old boys (and girls) club - not welcoming to new people

HSBC is an amazing brand, and externally it is seen as an amazing place to have on your resume, unfortunately in my experience is was entirely the opposite, the worst place I have ever worked for nearly every reason imaginable. The only plus is that there are some amazing people there, skilled, talented, and professional but sadly they aren't words i'd use for any of the management staff in the HR team.

Advice to Management

Remove the old dead wood in your management layers, they have been there too long and are only interesting in padding their own desks and those of their mates.

Other Employee Reviews for HSBC Holdings

  1. "Great till now"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends

    Pros

    1. Good Work life balance : 9-6 work schedule
    2. Work from Home facility in some projects
    3.Recognition : Skip level managers are also well aware.
    4.Culture
    5.Salary hike : good hike in 2011,market correction
    6. Most people working for longer tenure: employee friendly

    Cons

    1. Less challenge, less learning : most systems are very old, and stable
    2.Lot many approvals needed for small things
    3. HR is not much helping, management decisions are not well communicated.
    4.Mostly old players,promotion and growth are harder to get

    Advice to Management

    Increase number of leaves, 22 yearly ! no CLs, really very less.More employee engagement activities are needed.HR is not much communicative.


  2. "5+ years of fun and working hard , with manageable ups and downs. Opportunities provied if one is willing to stretch"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends

    Pros

    1) Good work life balance
    2) Work culture promotes talent
    3) Clean facility , environment conscious

    Cons

    1) Not a great pay master.
    2) Some beuraucracy
    3) Frequent policy change
    4) Incompetant HR

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