HSBC Holdings
3.3 of 5 904 reviews
www.hsbc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.3 904 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver

Stuart T. Gulliver

(254 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The organizations offers decently fair work life balance and job security"
    in 107 reviews
  • "You get lots of paid vacation and you can work from home"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "Constant change; Limited work-life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear"
    in 45 reviews
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good

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood good working environment dog

Constoo much work, less trainning

Advice to Senior Managementhehehe office environment to improve

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Pretty good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HSBC Holdings

ProsVery relaxed and laid back atmosphere

ConsA lot of lazy staffs

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Wonderful opportunity to work with talented people, and to make a difference in your job.

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat team environment,
Great opportunities to move within the organisation,
Hard work is rewarded

ConsBureaucracy .. lots of red tape .. direction comes from Hong Kong & London, HSBC.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees if they have ideas or concerns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Low pressure, great people

Intern (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at HSBC Holdings

ProsWas hardly stressed while working, the people were really friendly. I worked on quite a few significant projects, and felt like a valued team member.

ConsThe tasks I did could have been much more challenging. Also, it appeared that there was hardly any socialising among different teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementI received great training, management was always there to answer my questions. In the future, try to put a bit more pressure on interns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Definitely a great place to be at for commercial bankers

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
Bangkok (Thailand)

I worked at HSBC Holdings as an intern for less than a year

ProsInteresting stuffs besides traditional banking jobs. HSBC Global Markets department would expose you to the various banking products and the different functions within its treasury department e.g. DCM/ECM, sales and trading, risk management and etc. Defitnitely learned a lot.

ConsLow exposure to financial moduling stuffs. HSBC is not known for its investment banking house.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My HSBC experience

Communications Business Partner (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at HSBC Holdings as a contractor for less than a year

ProsExcellent office facilities in Canary Wharf; great people in London and Southampton; good understanding of the need for work/life balance

ConsSome in-house politics which can get in the way of doing the work; difficult to get in touch with people sometimes as employees are constantly travelling

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Global Markets Intern

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Paris (France)

I worked at HSBC Holdings as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery good working atmosphere.
Dynamic/smart colleagues.

ConsStress of the trading floor
Low salary (intern)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Healthy office culture, benefits are good, salary and bonus could be better

Procurement/Data Management (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good work vs life balance, it's relatively laid back and due to its sheer size, there are opportunities to move around. Open plan office lay out is great. Gym on 5th floor is used by lots of employees and makes a welcome relief from Canary wharf lunch breaks.

ConsPays less than other tier 1 investment banks

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement can be hit and miss, company values promote openness, taking responsibility and being respectable towards others.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A systematic bank

HSBC Student Trainee (Former Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I worked at HSBC Holdings as an intern for less than a year

ProsFamous and lots of experience

ConsNo cons for this company

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Wonderful experience

Relationship Assistant (Former Employee)
Dongguan, Guangdong (China)

I worked at HSBC Holdings as an intern for less than a year

ProsI meet fantastic people there. They are very friendly as well. Thus there is a supportive environment.
I see promotion opportunities as well, especially for the excellent

ConsHave to work over time to get job done

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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