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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 13 December 2014
Updated 13 December 2014
991 Reviews
3.4
991 Reviews
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance gets much better starting second year when you are more adapted (in 117 reviews)

  • Work from home is always a plus, but you can't always do so (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work life balance for a great deal of the employees (in 37 reviews)

  • Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear (in 50 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Management is way off.Difficult to move on

    Cons

    systems are very old.

  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Loyal to employees. Great culture.

    Cons

    Bit schizophrenic in strategy that changes every 3 years

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer/Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer/Researcher in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    relaxed environment, Had varied projects to handle

    Cons

    team members were on different sites, but communication via chat and video conferencing was very helpful indeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    KYC Subject Matter Expert

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - KYC Subject Matter Expert in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - KYC Subject Matter Expert in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, multicultural staff, well known brand, working from home

    Cons

    Low salaries, work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to keep the professional staff within the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy life to start working

    Cons

    Not as reputable as other competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience in finance

    Cons

    Too Many Temporary Positions in finance

  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and opportunities to work abroad

    Cons

    Political environment, lots of preferred people. You need to be part of the "trust" circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is weak, most of managers and directors work by imposing fear to employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I Enjoyed working for them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Malta, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Malta, NY (US)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good perks, Nice office environment, no pressure to sell but it was encourage in a healthy way.

    Cons

    beureaucracy drove me mad, and sometimes inter departmental co-operation was difficult to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less beuraucracy, more rewards for out of scope staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrid environment. Constant bullying!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lax and flexible. Workload was manageable to be fair. Month end is naturally busy.

    Cons

    Bullying and nepotism, unbareable to work in and the management were very immature in their conduct, absolutely horrible experience. How these bullies get recognised and promoted is beyond me, no help what so ever. Unprofessional is too kind of a word!! Id rather rub vicks in my eyes than work there again. Disgusting culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to take a closer look at how management and senior administrator conduct them self in edinburgh, absolutely shameful!! Little wonder staff turnover is high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The politics get in the way of work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Some committed colleagues who will genuinely try to help.

    Cons

    Politics get in the way of delivery. Some seriously overworked and disgruntled people around. Some questionable career promotions based on who-you-know rather than merit. What corporate culture!?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to discourage politics. Politics are suffocating project delivery and by consequence bank performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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