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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "Loved my experience there"

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

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great work condition & work/life balance. I loved my experience there.

    Cons

    International mobility was not really impossible


  2. "Anaylst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Medical benefit is quite good.
    Steady and strong company.

    Cons

    HR department is garbage.
    A lot of the managers do not know anything about what they are managing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on employee's and career development

  3. "Lots to be positive about"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great level of autonomy in the role I had, and ability to make decisions and run with things;
    Excellent, highly engaged CIO of investment banking technology;
    Collegiate and collaborative and colleagues wanting to help each other
    Challenging and stimulating work

    Cons

    Huge bank and highly bureaucractic
    Clunky, frustrating and arguably obstructive processes
    Shockingly poor systems and technology - no single sign-on, etc.
    Pockets of tough aggression and lip service paid to engaging and caring about employees (e.g. showing my vulnerability by declaring anxiety and stress ultimately led to my demise)
    Poor people managers in leadership positions

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers need to learn to listen and to get to know their employees
    Open the dialogue about mental health as a fundamental pillar of employee wellbeing, performance and happiness at work - be supportive, and teach managers how to deal with this constructively, rather than just firing people


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at HSBC Holdings part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good flexible timings, no excessive work pressure. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Why not. it was so much fun

    Cons

    Why should i fill this if there is none

    Advice to Management

    No point in improving something thats already good


  5. "Business wind down"

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    Current Employee - Risk Management in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Risk Management in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are provided with 60 day notice, career transition service, and severance

    Cons

    Very limited internal movement appetite for employees impacted by the closure of the business line. Lots of talent is getting away.

    Advice to Management

    Give more consideation to the employees with proven track record to have remote work opportunities


  6. "HSBC"

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    Former Employee - Digital Experience Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Experience Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great access to learning and career development

    Cons

    Team itself did not support learning and career development

    Advice to Management

    When moving to another city, please be more transparent about plans and employee options.


  7. "Premier Service Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great ethics for the future of banking

    Cons

    There are none I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing its great!

  8. "HSBC"

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    Former Employee - BRCM in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Former Employee - BRCM in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company corporate culture is great.

    Cons

    Too conservative for nowadays demand.

    Advice to Management

    To be more flexible


  9. "Career growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with lots of opportunities. You will navigate through different areas and cultures, allowing you to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Slow in making decisions.
    To grow is necessary a high level of politics


  10. "Auto Loans Collection"

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    Former Employee - Collections in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Collections in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff. Fun Job. Great Management.

    Cons

    None. This was a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Raise Pay.


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