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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance gets much better starting second year when you are more adapted (in 117 reviews)

  • Work from home is always a plus, but you can't always do so (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible work life balance for a great deal of the employees (in 37 reviews)

  • Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear (in 50 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. IT Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of variation and opportunities to move around and experience different areas of the bank.

    Cons

    Bonuses and pay rises aren't always great and projects can be slow moving and frustrating!

    Advice to Management

    More alignment is needed between senior management teams and ongoing projects.

  2. Great global brand for ambitious marketers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    huge brand, great agency partners, global reach of campaign work, appetite to increase digital success

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, tough and unloved industry

  3. Good people, international nature

    Current Employee - Risk Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive culture, good team aspects, opportunities to move jobs within firm

    Cons

    All decisions made by committee

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  5. good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate, Global Markets in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate, Global Markets in London, England

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for, working in canary wharf, good business values

    Cons

    canary wharf is quite busy, food outlets are expensive

    Advice to Management

    more team building events to foster a good working relationship

  6. Working for a world's local bank

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in London, England
    Current Employee - Cashier in London, England

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team players, communication, Values

    Cons

    Progression, salary, annual reviews, Career Opportunities

  7. Fantastic environment, team and management - Complete lack of structure with awarding variable pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mortgage and Protection Manager
    Current Employee - Mortgage and Protection Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A real team environment across a variety of roles.
    Management generally have your best interests at heart.
    Huge variety of roles available for change in career.

    Cons

    Training - severely poor as all sub contractors who rarely have a clue.
    Complete disjointed variable pay system - bonus is annual and has no real clarification as to how figure has been calculated.

    Advice to Management

    Revert to the previous in house trainers. In the UK when I began my career in the bank HSBC trainers were employed by HSBC. Now subcontracted and rarely have a clue what they are doing. Not great when you work in such a heavily regulated environment.

  8. Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    More structure is needed for interns

  9. Change Management Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - United Kingdom in London, England
    Current Contractor - United Kingdom in London, England

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Global opportunities with collaborative workforce. Culture is pleasant with down to earth colleagues.

    Cons

    Excessive bureaucracy which makes getting simple things like drive access take days

  10. Great Company currently going through a rough patch.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship in London, England
    Former Employee - Internship in London, England

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic graduate scheme which allows you to rotated through various areas of the business. People are very friendly and willing to help or explain things.

    Cons

    The large size can sometimes be daunting and means contact with senior management could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency across all divisions.

  11. Dividend Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dividend Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Dividend Analyst in London, England

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Multinational corporation
    Great benefits, great location, decent salary

    Cons

    Very poor middle management
    No salary reviews
    No bonuses
    Stuck in the past, little desire to embrace new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Fire some old timers, get fresh blood, move forwards, give some salary increases/bonuses

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