HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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HSBC Holdings Interim CEO Noel Quinn
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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Employee benefit insurance discount

    Cons

    Overtime working hours. Always working overtime

  2. "HSBC - Good place to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Executive in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good team culture, opportunity to move internationally

    Cons

    Low growth opportunities within Adelaide


  3. "Overall positive with some downsides"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits International brand Employee resource groups

    Cons

    Mediocrity thrives People never leave, resulting in a lack of vitality or fresh ideas Hard to get a promotion unless you move overseas Far too many siloes and middle management who take no responsibility

  4. "Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Premier Relationship Manager in Ashfield

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    A good platform to learn and practice

    Cons

    Management style is a bit unacceptable

  5. "Good employer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers and coworkers are friendly and helpful Culture is good A lot of trainings and opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Systems are outdated and not user friendly at all Pay is a bit low

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  6. "notbad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PBC in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good paid multiple culture nice working environments

    Cons

    so far so good not bad

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  7. "Good but could be better"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits - including subsidised top tier private health cover, some employee discounts at partner businesses, mild home-loan discounts and an internal recognition program with points and rewards Generous Bonus - I have received anywhere from 3-25% of my annual as a bonus People first culture - Several employee resource groups for employee activities, social clubs and a general care for staff Flexible working - Formally negotiated flexible hours or ad hoc late starts/early finishes are ok. working from home is the norm

    Cons

    Terrible systems - Absolutely terrible systems and technology Heaps of bureaucracy - everything is escalated and no-one takes ownership of problems Lax working culture - there is an undercurrent of laziness which is generally accepted. Working hard gets you ahead but there is a lot of dead weight which you might find demotivating. Apathy to problems - people are so tired of pointing out inefficiencies and issues that they just live with sub par systems, processes and technology. The global scapegoat - everything wrong is a "global" or "regional" issue that "they" won't fix. Don't expect quick or decisive change.

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  8. "Great bank"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people Ability for mobility Safe bank

    Cons

    Clunky processes Behind the ball Increased drive to become a 'big 4' culture

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  9. "How Simple Becomes Complicated"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banking Officer in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    -time to time staff training and support

    Cons

    - products are really hard and complicated for customers to understand which raises complaint for staff to solve and face; - industry low salary in Australia

  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Employee friendly, lots of internal opportunities

    Cons

    Hierarchical and can be bogged down in red tape

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