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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, take care of its employees

    Cons

    Location and not the best and traffic can be very bad


  2. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Strong Benefits
    Strong portfolio

    Cons

    Hard to make lateral moves
    Very corporate and lots of red tape
    Feedback and suggestions not implemented

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more employee involvement

  3. "High Energy"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to Banking and working with Stakeholders

    Cons

    Long hours which impact work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Once you find a team that works, appreciate successes and reward those who can execute


  4. "Good place to work overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance, pay is good, good PTO

    Cons

    Hard to advance and organization changes dramatically quite often so it can leave you feeling insecure about your position in the company


  5. "International diversity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    International, diversity, benefits, footprints, talents

    Cons

    bureautic, slow in decision in times


  6. "Top down management silliness."

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    Former Employee - Derivatives Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Derivatives Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely nice people work all around me.

    Cons

    Management will place self-preservation above all. Will step over everyone's head to get to the top. The difference in communication between superiors and staff is stark and evident.

    I was forced to teach people in a different country who ultimately took my whole department's job. Degrading and unethical bottom line thinking.

    Advice to Management

    There is no integrity in self-preservation in a team atmosphere. Empower and support your team and you get further in this business.


  7. "Stability"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn .

    Cons

    Ability to update technology is lacking .

  8. "Lots of change"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Big name. Lots of mobility options.

    Cons

    Very chaotic. Had 5 roles and 4 managers in 2 years.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, team approach, good training programs

    Cons

    small work space, dispersed teams


  10. "Bilingual Frad Detection"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment to work in

    Cons

    required to work weekend shifts