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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "Great Career Starter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great team, good management, a lot room for advancement.

    Cons

    Employees are expected to work long hours.


  2. "Good environment but less pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, but limited presence in US

    Cons

    compensation, no pay hike for past 2 years

  3. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Culture, and work life balance

    Cons

    Advancement potential, sales goals, and pay


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot to learn from reporting data

    Cons

    Nothing to say much about cons


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Loved the people there"

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    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in New Castle, DE
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in New Castle, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome friends and no micromanaging. The company did its best more than others I have worked for to make us happy. Great company

    Cons

    HSBC moves operational out of DE. Relocation was the only option . Wish companies were more work from home savvy


  6. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great hours, holidays off, understanding management

    Cons

    repetitive. Felt like a midway job. Sales quotas were nearly impossible deepening on how busy branch was.

    Advice to Management

    Sales quota for tellers should be based on traffic of new clientele.


  7. "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Management is always trying to implement new changes but a lot are ineffective

  8. "Good work environment and seniority exposure"

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    Former Contractor - Debt Capital Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Debt Capital Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, seniority exposure and salary (DCM)

    Cons

    Long hours, work organization and social events

    Advice to Management

    Get the teams together once in a while so it can become more personal and gratifying to work with others


  9. "Business Manager Latam"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work-life balance
    Mobility opportunities
    Regional opportunities

    Cons

    Huge institutions that acts slowly
    HSBC has to build a stronger investment banking platform in the US


  10. "Very large, disorganized international organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, exposure to global teams, lines of businesses, international trade

    Cons

    Hectic schedules, unrealistic deadlines, scattered communication

    Advice to Management

    This bank has made it very easy for clients to open accounts and conduct business in multiple regions, however, back office staff have a very difficult time communicating with each other across regions which creates unresolved risks.


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