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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    a big international company that provides wide range of opportunities

    Cons

    small fish in the big tank feeling


  2. "HSBC Work Culture"

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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

    The biggest pro of working for HSBC is that your work life balance will be perfect

    Cons

    The salary structure is not as per market standards

    Advice to Management

    Market Correction to be considered

  3. "IT Architect"

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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

    Pros

    Global scale, ability to move around, diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and overly engineered processes.

    Advice to Management

    Better and more frequent communication,


  4. "Good place to be"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Clearly trying to do what's right for the customers and shareholders, whilst becoming more digital

    Cons

    Heavily matrixed - footprint is very wide, resulting in quite some travels.


  5. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Global Bank, good work ethics and good management, good with employee recognition.

    Cons

    Lack of skilled staff, end up working for most of the Saturday's


  6. "Best company to start career in"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere and open culture

    Cons

    Work-load is more and after a while it becomes hectic


  7. "Intelligence Manager"

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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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work and life balance culture

    Cons

    Too many layers in decision-making process

  8. "Good Work culture at hsbc"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional cultutr at HSBC for employee

    Cons

    Low salary and compensation at hsbc


  9. "Fair Employer"

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    Current Employee - Universal Banker in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Universal Banker in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HSBC aim to look after their staff well offering multiple benefits along with a fair salary.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of paperwork involved in the job and very little time to complete it.


  10. "International exposure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, international exposure and mobility

    Cons

    Pay lags the industry average


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