HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2020

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3.7
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HSBC Holdings Interim CEO Noel Quinn
Noel Quinn
421 Ratings
  1. "Good Work Life Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice management and workloads . Good benefits

    Cons

    Very large - nothing is immediate

  2. "Good company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Dublin office has a great feel to it. Great benefits

    Cons

    Overall feeling was soured due to immediate management team

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  3. "things are good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Quezon City, National Capital Region
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits are good, they offer it from day 1 of hiring, compensation is just and fair, facilities are good... the Manila 2 (Quezon City) office has an in house gym, shuttles are available from different points

    Cons

    expect a load of work and hours of overtime

  4. "Some careers open more doors than others, but HSBC is about to end your whole career."

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anti Money Laundering Investigator in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4000 HKD medical benefits included.

    Cons

    Very poor management inside the company. Case: Restructuring every half a year, resulting in a very high turnover rate within the team. The company infamously fired up to several hundred contract staff in a single day when HSBC escaped from the Money Laundering punishment. Politics are everywhere within the office. Some teams would make your job way harder and would not cooperate at all, just because they hate the big boss on your team. This was particular true for me with a very hot-headed team head. Seniors did not respect juniors and did not admit to their own wrong doings. Case: Taught some investigation skills on Day 1 and pointed out the exact methods were wrong on Day 2. The manager also verbally abused me on my age and my working experience. They did so because HSBC officially cannot fire an employee unless they make a serious misbehavior or mistake, so they were trying to set me up. Very poor HR. Case: HR did not confirm my new position after I arrived the office for 2 months. I also waited for 1 month for my laptop delivery to literally start working. The HR eventually got fired. Another HR even lured me into joining the exact same team again after I left HSBC, meaning they didn't even look at my previous files. Discrimination inside the office exists. A lot of teams consist of a full team of female employees, while other teams will try to have a male team head and several female managers on his command. This left very little room for male starters to climb up the cooperate ladder. Hard work came second and attraction came first. Case: One time the female COO came by the team with a box of fruit cakes. She passed to one of my female colleagues and told her "Share among yourselves, but only for girls." I was so shocked that it happened in a company like HSBC which were told to have such noble values.

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  5. "Stable job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Product Manager in Hong Kong

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    If you don't wanna change job, here is the good place

    Cons

    You cannot change the business mindset

  6. "Great culture"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance was good

    Cons

    Organization is too hierarchical so growth is limited

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Learning but no work life balance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    - Very good learning curve as seniors are supportive in improving your knowledge and skills. - Good efforts by management to create good work environment.

    Cons

    - High work per person as Bank focusing on cost cutting - Management very aggressive but doesn't want to hire additional staff - Pay is not exceptional, okayish

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  8. "Nice Employer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support from my management

    Cons

    Deadlines can be unrealistic sometimes

  9. COVID-19

    "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Universal Banker in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    HSBC bank was very supportive during the COVID 19 pandemic, they have an open door policy, where every can express them selves

    Cons

    The worse part about the job was the bureaucracy

  10. "people centric"

    5.0
    Former Employee - CSA in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    They are very organised, management listens to you. It is indeed an open work environment.

    Cons

    hike might not be upto mark and they dont re hire

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