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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 25 September 2017
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "Fantastic employer!"

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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

    Internationally based, so you can work globally if that's your dream
    Excellent training programs
    Great employee perks such as interest rates and account upgrades

    Cons

    I can't really think of any challenges to be frank, it's a great institution to work and be part of.


  2. "Great people to work with"

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with some very friendly, very intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Changes in company direction take a long time to filter through


  3. "Learn a lot, great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Plethora of opportunities and strong network working for a global bank

    Cons

    Need to be flexible in travel and rotations can be very different


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  5. "Commercial Customer Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, In depth training.

    Cons

    Career advancement can be slow. 18 months in same role


  6. "HSBC"

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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

    best place to work in London

    Cons

    takes time to settle down


  7. "Senior Manager"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Global organisation with global opportunities

    Cons

    Slow decision making process which affects growth

    Advice to Management

    Empower


  8. "Global Commercial Banking"

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

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to global projects and opportunity for international travel

    Cons

    Very difficult stakeholders with unrealistic timelines

    Advice to Management

    Protect your project Managers from over indulging stakeholders


  9. "Good experience to date"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    - good culture
    - flexibility
    - wide range of projects to get involved in
    - chance to work with senior stakeholders
    - good benefits (pension)

    Cons

    - no clear career progression path
    - red tape
    - politics

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clarity/room for vertical career progression.

    More consistency in career counselling/mentorship standards.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Huge global coverage and resources

    Cons

    With such a large organisation comes complexity


  11. "HSBC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Diverse staff base and global player
    Leading edge in technologies and processes

    Cons

    Still complex structure although improving


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