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Updated 22 Jan 2015
Updated 22 Jan 2015
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    Co-op Student Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC - Hongkong.

    Interview Details

    Applied early when position opened. Phone interview asked mainly about behavioural questions. HR asked questions in English and Cantonese. Able to choose from different departments during first round of interview. Second interview was video interviewing with department manager. Interview process is very positive so shouldn't be a problem if well prepared.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Co-op Student Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Verbal reasoning - few texts were given, you have to choose the most appropriate answer
    Numerical reasoning - including bar charts, line charts, tables; beware of information hide at the corner
    Phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • two online tests were time-limited, you will find they are easy to do at first, remember to save time for later questions, which were tough and time-consuming   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Co-op Student Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC - Hongkong in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    1) Completing HSBC online application
    2) Was invited to complete two online aptitude tests after a few days
    3) Then scheduled for HR phone interview after two weeks
    4) Was invited to line manager phone interview after 2 months

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed with an agency before talking to HSBC. Asked a lot about the company values of HSBC and a few fit questions and market knowledge. The girl I interviewed with was French and her english was not the best. Hard to understand.

    No Offer
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    Capital Financing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC - Hongkong in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the Hong Kong office, but I have interviewed by the London recruitment team. The interview was one of the hardest I have done, it lasted for about 30 mins. I have just completed the telephone interview, I shall hear back in 2 working days.

    Interview Questions
    • These are the questions that I got asked:
      1. Why have you applied for HSBC and why Capital Financing?
      2. What do you expect from the program?
      3. Please tell me one of the recent financial news you were interested in? and how would this affect HSBC?
      4. What will the banking landscape be like in 2050?
      5. Why do you think companies have core values?
      6. What are the HSBC values? And if you were successful, how would you demonstrate these values?
      7. Tell me a time when you have shown adaptability or changes of culture? What did you learn from that experience?
      8. What are your strengths?
      9. A time when you motivated someone to do something outside his or her comfort zone? What did you learn from that experience?
      10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
      11. What values would you be able to bring to HSBC?
      12. What characteristics do you think is most important to be successful as an analyst in your chosen field?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Commercial Banking Associate (Graduate) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at HSBC - Hongkong in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. Online application: pretty straightforward no motivation qs just CV and Cover letter and filling in details on an online form
    2. Once you submit online app you get invited to a numerical test standard SHL and then once you pass that an online logical thinking one also SHL
    3. Then it is telephone interview, this alll happens very quickly i was invited to schedule a telephone interview within 3 days of submitting my app probably wouldve been faster if I had done my aptitude tests straightaway. generic telephone interview with motivational qs, service line qs and competency qs

    Interview Questions
    • Had to answer the following in cantonese: In commercial banking you often face many challenging targets, how would you deal with them? In particular what if you had a target due tomorrow and you suddenly receive a lot more work?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC - Hongkong in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was an interview with a Hongkong based manager for a role in Sheffield and London, UK. This was a telephone interview followed by a "face-to-face". Both interviews were with the hiring manager, who was extremely easy to talk to. I absolutely got the feeling I knew this guy by the end.
    The logistics of the face to face interview were difficult - I had to go to their Canary Wharf building where I was left to sit in reception for over half an hour, and when finally sent to the relevant floor, I was given the wrong instruction and it took another 10 minutes to locate the contact who took me to the room for the interview.
    Having purposely arrived 20 minutes early (to allow for finding the right building etc), I was 30 minutes late and so not in the best frame of mind for the interview, which was conducted using a laptop and webcam.

    Interview Questions
    • My favourite question was: "if you could only use one to deliver your message, would you chose MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint"?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Commercial Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC - Hongkong in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    online applications submitted in Feb/Mar, received invitation to numerical and verbal reasoning tests a couple of days later, and received invitation to phone interview afterwards.

    the interviewer was nice, introduced herself, and told me to walk me through the cv and asked questions like what was the biggest challenge you faced? how did you solve it? etc etc....remember to refer to hsbc values

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Apprenticeship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    online application with CV and cover letter, then I was contacted by email for some online assessment. (verbal and numerical). after passing the test I was contacted by email again for a phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • biggest competitor of HSBC? fairly easy but I did not prepare for that   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Intern - GB&M Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC - Hongkong in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round phone interview by HR
    1. Walk me through your CV
    2. What are the values of HSBC
    3. Why do you think values are important to a firm
    4. What are your strength?
    5. What research have you done on HSBC?
    6. What makes you suitable for the role

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

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