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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Large Elephant - with its benefits and drawbacks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trading in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trading in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Elephant - will always survive, despite many problems

    Cons

    Large Elephant - heavy, slow to move and has many problems, like financial scandals, poor oversight, unmotivated employees, political clans...

    Advice to Management

    Respect the ethos you are requiring from your own employees.
    Pay your employees better, maybe you'll hire better ones and will avoid scandals.


  2. "Relationship Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, open company, great benefits.

    Cons

    Must move for next step in your career, no much opportunities in DC

  3. "Good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Banking Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Banking Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and employee benefits and flexible
    Work scheduling. Reasonable Vacation days and carryover days that can be extended for the next yr.

    Cons

    Under the division segment - to many initiatives being deployed without having the resources ready and disconnect among some employees to it.

    Advice to Management

    Make realistic and specific changes within specified time period


  4. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People Great Teams and work life balance

    Cons

    Bad Strategy too many processes and approval

    Advice to Management

    Not just saying agile doing/managing agile is very important.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "VP Premier relationship Advisor Role"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Premier Relationship Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Premier Relationship Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There aren't any pros to working here

    Cons

    They find every excuse not to pay bonuses. They micro manage employees. They expect you to work overtime and not pay you for it. Branches are in disrepair. Awful customer service. Lack of competitive products to see. They promise a book of thousands of 'affluent' customers but they don't have any. They force you to sell products unsuitable to clients needs. Zero advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing employees to sell insurance and annuities products to people who don't need them


  6. "Look elsewhere. Better opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cultural diversity, global, great people.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Very siloed. Massive cost cutting measures in place. No stability or long term future with all of the scandals and refusal to make real lasting changes at the top of the food change. Learn what you can and MOVE ON.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act. Corrupt and inconsistent banking and lending practices (money laundering for drug deala, terrorists and tax evaders), antiquated systems that are incompatible and not trrating your staff right or paying them a decent wage is hurting you.


  7. "A lot of remote working options"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work remote

    Cons

    Please avoid Red tape, not good for anyone!

    Advice to Management

    Avoid red tape!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kyc Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Kyc Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package (5-6 week salary, 401k matching, back-up daycare allotment, etc)
     Flexible work environment (largely dependent upon LOB)
    Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Efficiency implementation = increased job duties (doing the work of 2-3 people)
    Band-aid solutions


  9. "Operations Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Comparable salaries and health benefits

    Cons

    Morale is not of concern to management.

    Advice to Management

    People matter


  10. "bankruptcy specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    they are going out of business


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