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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours to work remotely and holidays

    Cons

    Terrible IT systems, overly complex process, inefficiencies in all parts of the bank.

    Advice to Management

    Need to better recognize the small wins and appreciate good people while recognizing those who just play political but do not do any real work in making it improvements


  2. "HSBC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Big Compliance team and the opportunity to work with global teams.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring in roles, senior managers, and locations make for a very unstable work environment.


  3. "Risk and Control Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement. Focused on Internal Development

    Cons

    Internal technologies are antiquated and do not make things easier


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  5. "Expense Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HSBC has great needs which provide a variety of opportunities

    Cons

    They keep hurting themselves by senior management not using common sense.

    Advice to Management

    Have integrity. Do the right thing. Stop actions that result in massive fines, lower morale, and reputational damage.


  6. "World's Leading Bank - Great place for a promising career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great organization to work for

    Cons

    Must be able to give full and undivided attention job. Which I enjoy


  7. "Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Willing and open to change culture amidst such upheaval in finance industry.

    Cons

    Outdated approaches to leadership and organization design.

    Advice to Management

    Persevere but look at infusing organization with different talent to challenge conventional thinking.


  8. "Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    well compensated, good chance to move up

    Cons

    too manay ppl, too hard to get in


  9. "HSBC Securities USA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Global Banking and Markets in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Global Banking and Markets in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for banking, nice people, good work life balance

    Cons

    Very difficult to get things done, lots of bureaucracy, UK holds power over US divisions, hard to succeed unless you are a British or an International Manager

    Advice to Management

    Management needs employee relationship training, company needs technology improvements,


  10. "Manager Operational Risk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Manager
    Former Employee - Risk Manager

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

    Pros

    The best company and best environment to work for.

    Cons

    There was no cons, all are good.


  11. "VP, Fixed Income Sales/Trading Buy Side"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Sales Trading in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Sales Trading in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Pay scale is on the low end.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for talent.



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