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HSBC Holdings Mettawa Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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Mettawa, IL

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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "Great Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative Culture, great benefits

    Cons

    none at this time

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and professional development program was good.

    Cons

    Life balance was a bit weak. however satisfied


  3. "Information Management Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Information Analyst in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Information Analyst in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Results Focus, Opportunity to work on Global projects
    People
    Flexible Timings
    Work from Home

    Cons

    Less Focus on US, Annual Increase very minimal


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  5. "Great Place"

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in Mettawa, IL
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Mettawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and lots of opportunities to help implement change. Very professional work environment with people that care about what they do.

    Cons

    There is a lot of change going on within the organization. The company is looking to reduce costs and are moving many jobs offshore.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the blind cost cutting and put together a 3-5 year plan on how to deal with cost pressures.


  6. "Illinois Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Mettawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interned at former Mettawa, illinois office, now Capital One. Pay was great considering it was an internship.

    Cons

    Work was boring, didn't fetch coffee, but it was like groundhogs day. Same thing every day, not very challenging and everyone just stayed at their cubicles. Another intern in my department doing the same work as me got to go on 2 overnight trips requiring travel by air to other offices. Me? Zero...

    Advice to Management

    Make internships (if still offered) more engaging.


  7. "Director IT Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Mettawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and health benfits

    Cons

    U.S. presence is declining since sale of Card Business

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Campaign manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a process to get projects done. Nice benefits.

    Cons

    Can be political at times but what company isn't? Not as flexible to work from home when I worked there.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability for remote work, some flexibility in actual hours worked, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Management pays lip service but doesn't follow through; work/life balance is a joke when you are expected to attend conference calls with people on the other side of the globe with no consideration given to what time it is for you. Have consistently been praised for quality of work, but that is not reflected in salary increase or bonus - only in piles of work being added to my plate. So much bureaucracy you spend more time on governance/documentation than you do on your actual job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Pack it in


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learn to look the other way!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Compliance in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Compliance in Mettawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    NIce people
    Paid time off
    Benefits
    Facility is nice looking
    Onsite cafeteria

    Cons

    Lifetime employees, lacking experience
    Managers without formal education
    Be ready to compromise your integrity
    If you are in Chicago you are working for Household Finance not HSBC the two management styles are at constant odds

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  11. "Grew up at this company and learned a lot."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Time off, bonuses, flexibility to work from home, autonomy as long as you got your work done.

    Cons

    The rest of the group is very hard on the U.S. Lots of layoffs since 2008 especially in Chicago area.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing some employees to work remotely full time versus insisting most be in NYC.


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