HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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    Graduate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    3 individual interviews including one case study interview and two business interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • The greatest challenge you have faced and how do you addressed it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    First YearUK Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    After the online application, I completed the numerical test and was invited to a phone interview, which was entirely competency-based. With preparation and some research this is manageable. A credit check follows and if you pass it, you get the invitation to their AC.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you realised you had done something wrong. How did you deal with it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Remotely from overseas. Phone interview with Hiring Manager, WebCam Interview with Hiring Manager and Another Tech Manager, final HR interview over phone.

    Very positive experiences. All very professional until final HR interview where a role different to that which I interviewed for was discussed.

    Interview Questions
    • Covered past experiences and why you would like to do work in HSBC. Some PM type work so knowledge of the different PM methodologies and when you applied them.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary on offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process took me 3 weeks
    Applied online
    Online Test
    Telephone Interview
    Assessment center (numerical test on the day, 2 business interview+ 1 competency interview + 1 presentation) I found it quite straightforward. Most questions are based on my CV. Do prepare something about emerging markets.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing really difficult. But the preparation time for the presentation is a bit tight, make sure you do it quick   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with 3 associates. Then was invited to meet with the group's head. After this HR contacted me again to meet with 4 more people, one Managing Director and 3 Associates. HR has been giving me feedback all along and has kept me up to date on the progress of the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions have been mostly about fit and previous experience, no hard technical questions (yet).   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Risk Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    if you have some referred for you, then the next step is that they are going to contact you, then you will get an interview, then you will be able to meet team leader. they will usually ask your work experiences and of course you gotta be fluent in english speaking

    if you submit your resume to them, you should wait, someone will contact you, then you will have a test, just like norm written test, then you will havw 2 to 4 rounds interview

    Interview Questions
    • tell me what HSBC do, what is the difference between HSBC and other banks   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate, Global Markets Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed in London (UK) and was asked:

    Online Application/Candidate Questionnaire Online Numerical reasoning Aptitude tests Interviews Assessment Day (including open ended case study).

    Prepare before hand if your not familiar with online assessment tests for aptitude and verbal reasoning, they are difficult. Personally i did use (the ultimate career interview) app from App Store.

    Interview Questions
    • The Global Markets Director asked a variety of of questions about expected "best in class" margins for their line of business and seemed to expect detailed knowledge in this area even though this level of inside knowledge was not mentioned as a prerequisite and did not appear particularly relevant in the job description provided.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Entry Level Contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Global Banking and Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Apply via internet and they will call you and ask you for the interview. Interview has three sections, grammar test, HR interview and management interview. The interview is quite challenging. Once you fail in the grammar test, you will be told to back home. Else, you can proceed to the next section. The interviewers are friendly, so don't worry about this. Good luck!!

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Have problem with the holiday shifts.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lewisville, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online.... got phone call.....went to interview....... got job. It's basic customer service that situational questions. Nothing to be scared about. The company had a great bonus structure.... but changed when the company changed the bonuses changed drastically.

    Negotiation Details
    straight forward.... hourly
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through a my college career page and was called back for an interview about 2 months later out of the blue for a part time school year internship

    Interview Questions
    • Very simple interview, just asked how many hours I can work and tell me something about yourself that isn't on your resume. Overall it was nothing over ally intense or difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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