HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 13 December 2014
Updated 13 December 2014
991 Reviews
3.4
991 Reviews
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good start to a career in finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Culture, global nature, strong bs

    Cons

    Politics, still developing IB franchises, slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    If you want to work here, join Unite to defend yourself from bad management!

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    Former Employee - RBM in London, England
    Former Employee - RBM in London, England

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    The Bank is great at promoting excellent working practices, good values and behaviours and progression based on value adding performance.

    Cons

    The changes to the way we work are not supported by outdated, unrealistic and old Area Directors and managers....get rid of the lot of them and bring in new people that can actually champion your cause! Join Unite, ER and HR sit in the pockets of these rubbish managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your ''old'' managers and get in some new blood that actually champion good values and behaviours!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    pleasant

    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work life balance, team atmosphere

    Cons

    compensation, social aspect isnt as good as other banks

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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great ppl, great opportunities, great history

    Cons

    there is no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent employer that will recognise effort.

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Will strongly encourage staff to develop their skills but it is up to the staff to make the running. Little evidence of them and us culture between staff and management. Good career opportunities on a global basis. Good HQ location.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, especially that created by a self serving HR dept getting the business to do their work. Who you know is as important as what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rein in the HR dept and stop them lumbering the business with work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Glass ceiling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big Name - Reasonable package offered

    Cons

    Promotions are difficult, you need to leave the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growh could be better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok depending on which sector you work at.

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, good training offered.

    Cons

    Sales pressure. Not much encouragement towards progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Loyal to employees. Great culture.

    Cons

    Bit schizophrenic in strategy that changes every 3 years

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer/Researcher in London, England
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer/Researcher in London, England

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

    Pros

    relaxed environment, Had varied projects to handle

    Cons

    team members were on different sites, but communication via chat and video conferencing was very helpful indeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    KYC Subject Matter Expert

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - KYC Subject Matter Expert in London, England
    Current Employee - KYC Subject Matter Expert in London, England

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, multicultural staff, well known brand, working from home

    Cons

    Low salaries, work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to keep the professional staff within the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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