HSBC Holdings

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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
1,012 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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  1.  

    Summer Internship - Retail Banking and Wealth Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Able to shape the internship into what you want to do

    Cons

    No real structure
    Boring at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure branches have a better idea of how to keep you busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good training
    Good corporate culture
    Global mindset and focus

    Cons

    Not aggressive
    Needs more focus
    Needs cross-border assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aggressive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good start to a career in finance

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Culture, global nature, strong bs

    Cons

    Politics, still developing IB franchises, slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    very satisfied

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    good opportunities, nice reputed staff

    Cons

    none, itis vry good and flexible

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, shame about the 'historic' managers that run the Branches

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSO in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CSO in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, some of the training (depending on area), nice uniform

    Cons

    People treated like dirt in branches, promotions based on looks, paid unfairly if promoted internally, managers expensing lunches and drinks whilst staff on rubbish wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take a closer eye on your regional management with some area directors taking advantage of staff - also complaints in certain areas not taken seriously and no care for the staff that work so hard. Branch staff moved to far out places with no care or understanding. Area directors have premier co-ordinators as 'PAs' with bad sickness records. Not letting staff book appointments for customers that are not 'lending' for a saturday. Sickness information given out to staff breaching DPA, new staff being put on Meet and greet when they have had no training. Rude emails sent to staff when branches not performing when not supposed to be 'sales' driven anymore. Its a shame really as some of the staff are amazing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    good experience to have

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Financial Representative in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Personal Financial Representative in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    well recognized experience. good people to work with

    Cons

    high turnover rate since salary is lower than average salary in banking industry in China.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    pleasant

    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, team atmosphere

    Cons

    compensation, social aspect isnt as good as other banks

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to work here, join Unite to defend yourself from bad management!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RBM in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - RBM in London, England (UK)

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    The Bank is great at promoting excellent working practices, good values and behaviours and progression based on value adding performance.

    Cons

    The changes to the way we work are not supported by outdated, unrealistic and old Area Directors and managers....get rid of the lot of them and bring in new people that can actually champion your cause! Join Unite, ER and HR sit in the pockets of these rubbish managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your ''old'' managers and get in some new blood that actually champion good values and behaviours!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Compliance in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Risk Compliance in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    They offer work life balance and it's fun working here since there are periodic company events that encourage employees to join

    Cons

    Great polices and produres on time offs, values and kudos to company events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investment on tools that will upgrade system usage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Politics company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Good benefit on medicinal and housing

    Cons

    Too much politics and complicated process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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