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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 23 February 2019
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  1. "Business Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing to say . All good !


  2. "Amazing opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    They want you to succeed. Opportunities are available.

    Cons

    N/A. This is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    n/A

  3. "Associate director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A Good work life balance

    Cons

    Disparity of pay and no clear transparency

    Advice to Management

    Transparency over gender disparity and median salary


  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good team work well when not micromanaged

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as others


  5. "Pension benefits are great"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advocate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Customer Advocate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The hours suited me fine, and once you left the office for the day, that was that. Overtime at double pay was offered as well, and the pension provision was excellent.

    Cons

    The work was monotonous, which suited some people but did not suit me overall.


  6. "Good place to be"

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    good worklife balance when compared to peers

    Cons

    Can be stresfull, “everything is urgent”


  7. "Training is good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good training, vibrant pleace to work.

    Cons

    Front of house has sparse opportunity for progression, pay is awful for front of house

  8. Helpful (1)

    "HSBC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Large group, wide variety of roles and transfer opportunities

    Cons

    so slow
    too much office politics
    no banking benefits for employees
    clueless about diversity

    Advice to Management

    spend a bit ore time get to actually know and mentor your staff


  9. "Middle Office VP"

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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

    Diverse Culture allows you to interact with many different ways of working.

    Cons

    Difficult to get any decision made

    Advice to Management

    Better man management.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on the department"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Shared Values
    -Good training
    -Potential to move around
    -Potential for progression

    Cons

    -Some toxic old school managers are allowed to persist in the business unchallenged, particularly in branch and operational areas such as Payments
    -You are at the mercy of your Line Manager
    -HR is ineffective

    Advice to Management

    -You will end up with more and more employment tribunals if you don’t open your eyes and challenge old school managers. Don’t just leave them in the business because they get the job done.