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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 21 August 2018
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  1. "client services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    the best place to work for development and growth,

    Cons

    there is ni improvement needed

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  2. "Solid values and in transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Values, Opportunties, Global footprint and midset, Clear strategic plan

    Cons

    As with any transition, the change of Executives and Senior Management, makes for turmoil around delivery. There are alot of Chefs and not enough Cooks.

  3. "Relationship Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    HSBC is a great company to work for, great atmosphere , diversified culture and multi national peers and perfect learning curve for new immigrants.

    Cons

    Prosecution agreement on HSBC made business development more complex , sanction for some specific countries.


  4. "personal banker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    flexible hours , great benefits

    Cons

    shortage of staff create workload

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    great environment and talented people

    Cons

    somewhat bureaucratic and slow for making things change


  6. "Becoming a people focused organisation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, less cut throat than the American Banks - perhaps a little 'softer' when it comes to managing low performing staff which may not be positive. Self-sustaining and relatively risk adverse. I like the new CEO - seems like a genuine and intelligent guy.

    Cons

    Very complex and bureaucratic. Reluctance to be truly transformational. Hopefully some of the investment over the next few years will send this change.


  7. "HSBC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company great values great atmosphere brilliant work life balance happy teamwork environment

    Cons

    Can be a bit tacky with some of the Policies for Policy sake...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are good at

  8. "Large Corporate Muddle"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Support Officer in London, England
    Former Employee - Relationship Support Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you're young, smart & driven. There are great opportunities for career progression through its Graduate Scheme.

    Cons

    Leadership shouts about being open but it's very hard to get opinions and new ideas heard due to bureaucracy. Departments are disjointed and don't communicate well with each other. When something goes wrong, you often have to investigate what went wrong and fix everything yourself as there's little accountability. And when it's fed back up the leadership line, no one does anything about it.


  9. "Great place to work as an external hire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    employee Benefits, opportunities, salary for external hires

    Cons

    None unless you have a horrible manager

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company, bad politics"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norwich, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, chance for progression.

    Cons

    Poor salary, who you know and not what. Too focused on sales

    Advice to Management

    Focus on individuals


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