HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 944 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver

Stuart T. Gulliver

(272 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The organizations offers decently fair work life balance and job security (in 114 reviews)

  • Work from home is always a plus, but you can't always do so (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work life balance for a great deal of the employees (in 34 reviews)

  • Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear (in 49 reviews)

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    Personal Banker (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsStrong HR system, comparatively higher pay, strong networking

    ConsLack of technology to back up on work loads, compliance focus, constance changing on policies and procedures, lack of training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good company. Contractors are paid less due to the "prestige" of working for HSBC. Perm staff are invested in!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a large enough organisation to allow movement within different global businesses but to have completely different experiences (e.g. working in Retail Banking & Wealth Management vs. Commercial Banking vs. Global Private Banking vs. Global Banking & Markets). Significant soft skills training is offered to permanent staff. Good staff (be they perm or contractor) are retained and moved on to other projects or departments. Good perm staff are invested in and can climb the ladder quite quickly. Most departments are less "stuffy" and demanding than the American Investment Banks.

    ConsBonuses are not so great in relation to annual profits and the American Investment Banks.
    Contractor rates are less than competitive banks (the "prestige" of having HSBC on your CV is deemed worth the difference).

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

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    good

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Sydney

    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)

    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

    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

    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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    Vice President

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company focused on growth and employees

    ConsNeed to pay as per performance

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

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    HSBC- a good place to work for!

    Credit Risk Analyst (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Pros1. Work life balance
    2. Great learning opportunities compared to others in the industry
    3. Personal growth

    Cons1. Compensation on lower side in the industry
    2. Average Perks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    All fine

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood employer building at the time was a bit dark but they improved the interior a lot since I left

    ConsGood employer building at the time was a bit dark but they improved the interior a lot since I left

     

    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to work for

    ConsGood company to work for

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