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HSBC Holdings UK Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "IT Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, WFH, good people to work with

    Cons

    Constant cost cutting, more and more outsourcing

    Advice to Management

    Stop the management by numbers


  2. "Good team"

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    Former Employee - Private Equity in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Private Equity in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience - quick access to information and client facing duties

    Cons

    Salary is low but life style is good

    Advice to Management

    Expand the team !!


  3. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management and the way in which HSBC looks after their employees

    Cons

    The need to get every customer to get online when some customers would prefer to speak to a person and discuss their banking needs


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  5. "MI Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, career progression, people, salary

    Cons

    One in many environment, very conservative


  6. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people. This is a perfect chance to practice your soft skills and learn to effectively communicate across cultures.
     The enormous satisfaction you get from making other people feel welcome and happy

    Cons

    Long and odd working hours

     Stressful environment. That makes part of any job related to working with people


  7. "Employee review"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A result driven IB where you can be recognised for your individual contributions. Opportunity to grow your skill set with exposure to a global business, with a huge client base and evolving strategies.

    Cons

    Very political, allies must be chosen wisely ensure recognition for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    To continue striving for the very best but consider an individual performers strengths but manage their weaknesses.


  8. "AVP"

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    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - AVP-Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big platform to develop career internationally

    Cons

    complex structure to figure out exactly who is doing what

    Advice to Management

    like the diversity


  9. "Horrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    35 hours is literally 35 hours, parking nearby. thats it

    Cons

    Very Clique and not fairness at work. Gang like culture. No push for development.

    Advice to Management

    Fix you management culture


  10. "Great brand"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International reach, great reputation, great for CV

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, things can move a bit slow


  11. "Comparison review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development experiences and opportunity to progress fast

    Cons

    Political, heavy matrix, quite heavy and complicated processes . Work life balance is poor

    Advice to Management

    Keep honest and open, as you do . Work life balance could be improved by some margin


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