HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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HSBC Holdings Interim CEO Noel Quinn
Noel Quinn
1,426 Ratings
Pros
  • "Has very good working environment(in 796 reviews)

  • "The firm offers very good benefits(in 450 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long working hours as team is expected to be nimble and agile(in 348 reviews)

  • "Senior management need to take some initiatives(in 288 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good experience

      Mar 4, 2021 - Graduate Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company culture, nice colleagues

      Cons

      limited growth, relatively smaller office in New York

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      HSBC Holdings Transaction Banking Analyst

      May 12, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent people, good culture, and work-life balance

      Cons

      Slow, bureacratic, needlessly hard to get thins done

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      High level pay

      May 10, 2021 - Assistant Vice President 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I had a really high pay with good benefits

      Cons

      It was hectic and tiresome. Couldn't find proper work life balance.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Large footprint + Flexible working

      May 6, 2021 - Solutions Architect in Buffalo, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Large Presence 2. Flexible working hours 3. Friendly teams 4. Vacation Days!!

      Cons

      Low Bonuses and different scales with Organization of same band.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Na

      May 7, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great people all the time

      Cons

      Too much paperwork to do

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a great company to work for.

      Apr 27, 2021 - AVP-Finance in India, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No pros to add. I saved my friend joining this organisation.

      Cons

      Culture is not good here..no appreciation for work..favouratism can be seen across all depts.. ijps all are an eye wash. They talk about speak up culture. The moment you speak you will be suppressed. Leadership is a big problem here. You will find all managers and leadership sitting and holding the position for long long years. You will not find a new outlook in managers who can think differently. Because they have not worked in difficult cultures hence not used to it. There should be mandatory rotation of people managers who get fresh minds on board.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company to work for

      May 4, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Arlington Heights, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great work-life balance, great benefits

      Cons

      Long hours, hard to take time off

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Trying to do the right thing

      Apr 25, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture - people here are genuinely nice.

      Cons

      Nice culture is perhaps a reason why the firm lags behind its peers. There is a general lack of hunger at this firm compared to other banks on the Street. Those who are more entrepreneurial quickly find themselves hindered by bureacracy and systems.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to receive international experience.

      Apr 30, 2021 - Project Manager 
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      Pros

      Lots of international exposure available.

      Cons

      Currently focused on cost optimization

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    10. 4.0