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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 25 June 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HR-Executive
    Former Employee - HR-Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    People
    Culture
    Opportunity
    Career Progression
    Opportunity
    Development

    Cons

    Move to Birmingham lost some very talented and exceptional employees across the board


  2. "Senior Bank Adviser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Bank Advisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Bank Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Package
    Learning and Development opportunities
    Progression

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Too many graduates with little experience.

    Advice to Management

    Provide varied learning and development opportunities.

  3. "Software developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Salary ahould be better than current structure

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation


  4. "Lots of opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to progress within the company.
    - interesting work if in a good role
    - lefts of effort to make developments

    Cons

    - long hours
    - UK head office is now in Birmingham which is challenging if you want to do those roles and don’t live locally.

    Advice to Management

    - keep going
    - consider the workload of RM’s it’s too much.


  5. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work yes

    Cons

    I can’t thknm of much


  6. "HSBC - Corporates"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk in London, England
    Current Employee - Risk in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits - Option to buy more annual leave (standard 29 days)
    Very strong Learning and Developing resources

    Cons

    Sometimes takes too long to effect change - due to size of business areas

    Advice to Management

    Performance Management measurement is not effective


  7. "Former contract engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Contract Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people within my department, most want to change the company for the better

    Cons

    Lots of "old guard" outside the department holding back change. Mountains of bureaucracy and legacy systems to cut through.

  8. "relationship manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    everything a bank would normally offer

    Cons

    there are very few cons here.


  9. "There is better and there is worse."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work/life balance good (although depending on role).
    - nice people in team/department.
    - holidays and medical cover good.
    - able to work from home.

    Cons

    - pay below market value.
    - too much red tape, and no one ever wants to be accountable/responsible.
    - very lucky if you get a pay rise.
    - bonuses based on favouritism, not appraisal grade.

    Advice to Management

    Management should reward staff on their performance, not because they're your friend or are in your social circle.


  10. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People
    Culture
    Work life balance
      A lot to learn and do

    Cons

    Heavy focus on compliance and regulation


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