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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 22 November 2017
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "Really good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working. Great work life balance especially if you have a young family.

    Cons

    None so far. So far so good


  2. "Sr. Premier Relationship Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure, great client, good life/work balance

    Cons

    Too much compliance issues, very conservative org culture


  3. "Director"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Global company, strong balance sheet
    Right strategy. Customer friendly
    Non aggressive team spirit
    Strong in the fixed income and corporate side

    Cons

    Too big company, feel something like a small element in the whole system
    Decision process can be sometime lengthy
    Too many layer of management
    Could simplified

    Advice to Management

    Some position of management layer could be taken off to make the decision process and structure simplier. Efforts on the equity side could be strengthen by allocation more IT ressource


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  5. "CSO"

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    Current Employee - CSO in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - CSO in Bristol, England

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

    Pros

    Big brand, good training and good progression ladder

    Cons

    Long time from application to confirmation of job, low wages


  6. "Summer Analyst"

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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

    Structure of the internship programme.

    Cons

    Company size - too big.


  7. "Head of business management"

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    Current Employee - Head of Business Management in London, England
    Current Employee - Head of Business Management in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and collegiate staff. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Takes time to get anything done


  8. "Overall Happy"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company great social life at work

    Cons

    long hours could be paid for overtime.


  9. "HSBC"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked in IT, based in Griffin House, Sheffield. Market rate salary, good people to work with, excellent annual bonus (GB&M), great pension and benefits. Good work life balance,

    Cons

    Negative working atmosphere due to numerous redundancy culls impacted on morale. Overall still a positive experience and would gladly return there.


  10. "SPRING analyst 2017 Spring ha"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    positive experience, very good hr

    Cons

    too many people, not enough food


  11. "CSO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Management, Hours, flexibility, Team!

    Cons

    Hard Assessments, There is nothing you can fault about HSBC


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