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"Great Work-Life Balance"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Business Systems in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Business Systems in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

+ Depending on your team you can choose your hours and work remotely.
+ Sicks days, Study Days and Holidays are all bundled so if you don't get sick often or need to study you get a lot of holidays.
+ Free banking, discounted loans, stock trades, currency exchange and mortgages. discounted mortgages makes a big difference. Banking perks for an IT job is quite nice.
+ Employee Stock savings plan
+ RRSP matching with limit
+ Flexible health benefits, given credits to use for 100% if you don't need much or you can use them buy 30%/70%/90% coverage plans with it.
+ Beautiful building, small gym and amenities
+ Work remotely from home or very remotely from an office in another country
+ Huge Yearly Cash Bonuses for top performers, you get what you put in. Huge as in from below average IT pay to above average IT pay.
+ Global and Diverse leading very interesting work, different rules in different countries (also a con)
+ Huge company can find almost any type of role meaning lots of opportunities, just get chummy with the right folk

Cons

- Lots of senior management changes and direction changes
- Need to be self driven as direction isn't always there
- Big and Slow, can't move without stepping on someone's toes
- Bureaucracy!
- The base pay is better than most business jobs but worse than IT jobs. Which is ok because the work isn't like most iT firms, it's mixed between IT and Business.
- Age group average is high
- Coworkers lack passion and a tad resistant to change. Some even make you wonder why they still have their jobs.
- Global and Diverse leading very interesting work, too many rules in too many different countries!

Advice to Management

Keep things fresh, Continuous improvement, More young people, Leave room for creativity, Get to know your employees and their potential, Stand your ground, protect your employees so they would WANT to work hard instead of trying to MAKE them work hard

Other Employee Reviews for HSBC Holdings

  1. "SSE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gzików (Poland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gzików (Poland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global projects, can practise English

    Cons

    Payment is not very good


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good palce to work, environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance nice environemnt

    Cons

    Not so great work and clients

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay scale

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