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HSBC Holdings Edinburgh Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  • Limited to no work life balance (in 225 reviews)

  • No work life balance in some projects (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "HSBC"

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    Current Employee - PPI Complaint Handler in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PPI Complaint Handler in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff benefits including sick pay, share offers, pension schemes. Shifts are over 4 days for me and 3 for others, also very flexible.

    Cons

    Pay could always be higher. Not very clear on how to advance or further skillset with recognisable skills


  2. "Inefficient but flexible"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good flex work policy, autonomous workload, good internal opportunities

    Cons

    Everything is slow, disorganised. Too many managers and promotion of time served rather than skill or experience. Male dominated culture

    Advice to Management

    More senior women. Recognise star employees. Band system needs to be updated and based on experience

  3. "Held back by red tape"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, and in some part you're able to investigate new approaches

    Cons

    Multiple teams need to sign off on new tools, and there seems to be a lot of competition and not much agreement between different departments. So much so, my time there was wasted and tools created never signed off

    Advice to Management

    Agree on which team takes ownership


  4. "Horrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    35 hours is literally 35 hours, parking nearby. thats it

    Cons

    Very Clique and not fairness at work. Gang like culture. No push for development.

    Advice to Management

    Fix you management culture


  5. "Good company to work for, lots of opportunities but can be very difficult to progress"

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    Current Employee - Sanctions Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sanctions Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employs like minded people. Great pension and some good benefits. Very large organisation with different roles available. Ability to undertake courses and additional learning though it can be strenuous to get approval

    Cons

    Tough to progress into different departments. Has a tendency to lose staff who have great experience and knowledge of process and system due to feeling undervalued and under paid


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    Pros

    Great benefits Flexible Good people

    Cons

    None that I can think off


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Trustee Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Trustee Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Trustee Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff bond against oppressive management. No other pros as the company is truly awful to work for. See cons for more detai.

    Cons

    Unrealistic workload expectations, staff treated like cattle, expected to have no life outside of HSBC, bad attitude from senior management which filters down to subordinates, no drive to update technologies, painfully manual tasks, outdated systems, staff are expected to complete mandatory overtime (average of 5 hour a week) plus weekend working.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff more, attempt to employ more full time employees to lighten the burden on the rest. A thank you or a smile go a long way, invest in new technology, trust staff (they aren't children)

  8. "HSBC"

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    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits, competitive salary and potential for promotion.

    Cons

    Like most big companies they will cut your job if it means greater potential profits.


  9. "Learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Premier Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Premier Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary increase based on performance, global opportunities, lots of internal jobs available, staff are friendly, awards ceremony held every year.

    Cons

    procedures and policies more difficult than necessary. People progress not based on hard work but being puppets that are easy to control and have no opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Reward staff who work hard. Recognize when someone deserves it.


  10. "a job is a job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Care in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some colleagues are quite nice

    Cons

    Fear culture due to recent news and deferred prosecution agreement.

    Advice to Management

    relax and focus on customers


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