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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Experience at HSBC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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

    International opportunites and exposure to complex transactions.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and below market remuneratin


  2. "HSBC BANK USA, N.A."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; 30 days paid days off and holidays plus an excellent 401K

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement and not much recognition from Senior Management.

    Advice to Management

    Show recognition for employees.


  3. "Research Analyst"

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

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global client platform, pressure from business is moderate, hours are reasonable, freedom to come up with own research themes/focus, international and friendly atmosphere among colleagues

    Cons

    Management support is non-existent, opportunities for career development are scarce, very political environment, variable compensation has been flat to lower for number of years


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  5. "My view"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is really decent.
    PTO is generous
    401k match is appreciated by all of us.
    Our colleagues are really great

    Cons

    We have literally 8 different systems that don't talk to each other to do 1 job and they crash constantly.

    Short staffed branches and over bloated management.

    Widget based KPI, and blanket goals over different territories.

    It's really hard to be a customer of HSBC

    In today's era, effortless experience is what sells but hsbc is light years behind.

    Too much responsibilities dumped onto the front office with reduction of staff.

    Poor health care.

    Too much of "go do this" without actual support.

    Being responsible for items you have no control over.

    Upper management is completely out of touch reality.

    Severe cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    You have to fix the bank at YOUR level. We are not profitable because there are fundamental things wrong with the bank. Improve our digital capabilities fast, open up more channels so our clients can reach us, and focus on empowering your internal clients aka us. Give us the tools to execute our jobs effectively. The hardest part of working here is not acquiring new business and clients but dealing with our own firm and integrating all of the inefficiencies that come along with it


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits including a very liberal remote work policy.

    Cons

    Lots of change... Recent change includes a push for outside talent without much consideration for experience and ability to successfully manage responsibilities given.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deeper dive into talent initiatives... It should raise a red flag when the same people are recommended for every opportunity. Less on communication regarding initiatives that appreciate diversity and more actual implementation. Lack of diversity in senior management is ridiculous given the global focus of company.


  7. "Lead Cash processing and Reciviables"

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    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Brandon, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, very fair company to work for

    Cons

    They are closing and I would love to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. "Industrail student placement"

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

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice supervisor, and I am happy to work here

    Cons

    it is very far from my house.


  9. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    location downtown is the best if you dont have a car

    Cons

    management makes alot more than associates

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good for ladies as relaxed job

    Cons

    More Politics and less Compensation


  11. "A great but challenging place."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings part-time

    Pros

    Large Company with many aspects to learn about. Fun and engaging, with many great employees.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.



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