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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "It's ok if you know the right people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Berkshire, VT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Berkshire, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, if your lucky 9-5 and the pay is the best I have had in any job so far.

    Cons

    Management pick and choose who they like, disgusting the way they work the bonus, no work-life, balance it true it's not what you know it's who you know which is unfair when it come to promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all colleagues fairly and do not use favouritism. If you treat your staff with respect you will get more from them, they are not servants and they have a life outside work! Stop saying there are no targets when there quite clearly are!


  2. "Business Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Professional people who work as a team

    Cons

    Global Model communicated but some of the initiatives were no feasible for regional business

    Advice to Management

    Listen to regional feedback

  3. "Your local Supermarket"

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

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    At this company their is a good life balanced. It is very diverse, people at corporate levels are helpful, discreet and mentors. Most of the people who started at the bottom are willing to collaborate with you.
    Great Time off Program

    Cons

    A company that has retained way too much old thinking. It wants to move to a new era but yet their managers are outdated, and some of their operations staff has not tried to move forward with their careers, some by choice and others that would like to, can’t, because managers do not allow it, even though individuals demonstrate by merits and efforts. Silos and a culture fear based because those who have remained their for several years doing the same thing, and same functions…Most of them do not even do digital banking. Management is incompetent because they themselves are learning their systems, and are in a ballet of trying to keep their jobs and not loose it to entrepreneurs, adept to technology and driven to learn. This is your local supermarket.

    Advice to Management

    Own up to your job descriptions, know from the A-Z; so that you do not fear new emerging entrepreneurs. Keep up with trends and know your markets.
    There is no small customer, profits are generated by anybody who invest and has the wealth.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Bag Of Tricks"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal manager was great asset to team ; overall good teammates

    Cons

    Getting mixed messages from company.... saying they want to keep a U.S. presence but at the same time doing mass layoffs and not investing in U.S. employees.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a clearer game plan.


  5. "HSBC experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great training provided, opportunity for growth and great people

    Cons

    location, office relocated to Arlington Heights IL


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Affidavit Specialist in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Affidavit Specialist in Brandon, FL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for HSBS Mortgage Services and really loved it! For being a worldwide global bank they did a good job treating their employees well. HSBC trained and gave us opportunities to work in several different departments, if you had a willingness to learn. We were given great base pay plus monthly incentive bonuses that rewarded individuals and teams for our quality of work and production, plus excellent company benefits that included: choice of 3 medical and dental plans, 401K with company match (up to 10%-I put in 4% they put 6%), generous amount of TOP time and holiday pay, HSA with $1k annual company contribution, FSA, short and long term disability pay, discounts though corporate perks website, company paid life insurance equal to your previous year's annual pay. Additional perks also included: casual dress code, flex time, team building events, monthly dept meetings for updates that also included playing games, free lunches, dept contests, employee anniversary luncheons, in-house cafeteria, in-house gym, side by side training but the best part was I made LIFE-LONG FRIENDS!

    Cons

    Unfortunately, corporate decision was made to close the Brandon, FL facility and no longer continue servicing loans in the US, otherwise I never would have left the company!However, sufficient notice and the generous severance package that was offered made leaving easier though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be honest with employees


  7. "Analyst"

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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 team environment and training program.

    Cons

    I don't have any major cons to share.

  8. "Premier relationship manager"

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great working environment,flexible hours and so many paid vacation days

    Cons

    change too fast, too much


  9. "Good bank"

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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

    Really nice to work for this bank

    Cons

    Nothing negative about this experience


  10. "RM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    global company and support around the world

    Cons

    systems not aligned with todays enviroment


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