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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. "Spring Intern"

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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

    generally no over time problem

    Cons

    work are mostly assigned routinely


  2. "Overall Great Company for employement"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits & Salary offered to employees

    Cons

    No negative feedback on my former employer

  3. "Mortgage Servicing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Mss in Elmhurst, IL
    Former Employee - Mss in Elmhurst, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The knowledge afforded to me via this company is impeccable ... thing that can be used in my personal and professional life .. Thank you HSBC

    Cons

    After 15 years it all ended too soon ..I had so much more to learn

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    you will get a great work recognition

    Cons

    As I have given 5 stars there are no cons working with HSBC


  5. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good salary comparable to other big banks. Nice people

    Cons

    A bit conservative. It takes a long time to get things done.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place to learn

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth and mobility

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain in-house talent!


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance.. Good colleagues

    Cons

    Not much innovation going on

  8. "Great Bank"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Global powerhouse with multiple locations

    Cons

    Global and you better be in London


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Objective view"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k match
    Pay is OK. It's not competitive but it's not the worst
    Great colleagues
    I can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Hours and responsibilities have increased greatly for retail banking and wealth management division without any increase in pay or even a thank you.

    The core problem with the bank is that they are behind in times in terms of technology and strategy.
    Another problem is that the firm is extremely top heavy. We have so many managers on top of managers that layers are 10 fold than what it used to be.

    We were in a meeting and our head was saying our revenue is pale in comparison to our spending. So what do they do? Cut tellers who are making 14-15 dollars/hour. All I've thought about was why not trim the fat up top and create more transparency and save 100s of thousands of dollars? That's because layers are safer for the guys on top to protect their position.

    From my understanding the heads run the bank by a spreadsheet. It's similar to Marxist theory. Works on paper but doesn't work in real life.

    The branches are thirsty for resources and now the hours have increased. So now we have increased hours with less resources, which leads to poor customer service.

    New tech has led to even longer hours because there's no alpha or beta testing and they just roll it out.

    I really hope the top management gets their heads together and think things through before making any big changes like this.

    Advice to Management

    Don't only rely on spreadsheets and set the correct strategy. Make sure to alpha and beta test new tech before rolling them out. It's a sloppy way of leading.


  10. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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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

    Strong compliance culture. Well documented work processes.

    Cons

    Heavy micro-management. Collaboration not encouraged.


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