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Updated January 18, 2018
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "Global opps keep people fresh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great global opportunities across many business areas and functions

    Cons

    There can be a fair bit of inertia


  2. "Operations Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collateral Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Collateral Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and transparent management

    Cons

    Overcrowed office space in Canary Wharf

  3. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Best job ever . You have the opportunity to rise quickly and faster. Better pay packet, good training and looked after well

    Cons

    Late nights and long hours and very demanding all day all night. Really good but for the long hours it would have been more perfect

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance


  4. "Top Bank"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Relationship Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Premier Relationship Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and overall package. Looked after by management and is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Systems are old and dated.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Good interview process and very ambitious team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Director in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Relationship Director in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global footprint
    Sting Balance sheet and senior management support
    People orientated and friendly team
    Development and career progression
    Benefits package very competitive

    Cons

    Systems are old and clunky
    Processes are long winded and outdated
    Technology needs investment
    Bureaucracy can lead to long lead times


  6. "Great work like balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Links between departments
    Social activities
    Pension
    Dynamic Working

    Cons

    Sometimes a struggle to get rotation opportunities to further personal development meaning that good staff are lost.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on developing staff so they stick around


  7. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supporitive management, good oppertunities and good benefits

    Cons

    As with all large companies, quite a lot of 'red tape'

  8. "Risk Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to progress internally. Scale of global operations creates development potential. Internal policies and technology among the best.

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow to communicate change through so many layers of management.


  9. "Retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked in branch and people were very nice

    Cons

    Not stimulating work to do


  10. "HSBC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the largest banks that provides a wealth of experience

    Cons

    Bank matrix is overly complicated

    Advice to Management

    Matrix can be simplified


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