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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 20 February 2018
6,790 reviews

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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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  1. "Best for progression and rewards"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banking Officer in Whiteley, England
    Current Employee - Banking Officer in Whiteley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very good at encouraging staff to reach their full potential. Very flexible approach to work and a clean work environment. Customer oriented and employee motivated

    Cons

    No cons to state at this moment in time

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up folks!


  2. "Slow recruitment process but GREAT company"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in London, England
    Former Employee - Cashier in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recruitment process took quite some time - Online assessment/Telephone Interview/One to one interview/Employment offer

    Cons

    Great training
    Very customer focused
    Career progression
    Supportive staff members
    Great staff benefits


  3. "Great people, great company"

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    Former Employee - Global Head in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Global Head in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun Company to work with Great people & with some of the finest brains.

    Cons

    I thoroughly enjoyed my times there. The only con I can think of is that the company is going through a big cost cutting transformation affecting many employees, so the atmosphere could be grim.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your biggest assets, keep their morale high.


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  5. "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Mayfair, England
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Mayfair, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, flexible working, good benefits. Good exposure and opportunities

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, hard to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Work out best way to utilise staff and information available


  6. "Senior Manager"

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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

    Great place with good work life balance

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Too big with little/ no synergies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England

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

    Pros

    Pay and flexible benefits package

    Cons

    Decision making can take a long time


  8. "Generally one of the better banks to work for"

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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

    - Looking to grow and develop the business in all areas which means adopting new technology and ideas
    - A true global presence
    - A commitment to always be better especially considering its financial crime breaches of the past
    - Good development of people through training
    - Good career prospects even at lateral movements
    - Depending on which dept you work for, great work life balance with up to 2 days working from home (depending on the location you work).

    Cons

    - Pay is often below market
    - bonus structure varies across the business. Some get 25%. Some get 2%. No pay increase over last two years
    - Structure changes occur every 3 or so years which result in redundancy and instability

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps stop restructuring functions so often and allow the previous structure time to develop the business


  9. "Standard"

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Standard huge company . Great work life balance with good benefits.
    People are treated fairly and mobility is allowed.

    Cons

    Do not expect big Pay rises as you would be disappointed. It is hard to be noticed and have freedom to propose new things in such a big company

    Advice to Management

    I think you should promote a bit more the new ideas instead of adding a lot of bureaucracy. Better bonus for performers rather than initial high salaries


  10. "performance"

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    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in London, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company with a global reputation

    Cons

    long working hours and bad work life balance


  11. "Lead Enterprise Architect / Enterprise Data Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Worldwide Reach and high calibre colleagues

    Cons

    The difference between being a contractor and permanent is minimal.


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