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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2019

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HSBC Holdings CEO Noel Quinn
Noel Quinn
39 Ratings
  1. "Middle market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Distinct competituve advantage on international reach

    Cons

    Conservative risk appetite doesn't meet the market with mid market corporates

    HSBC Holdings2018-09-08
  2. "Future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Relationship Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global organisation, good management so far, growing organisation in Au.

    Cons

    Limited cross function experience.

    HSBC Holdings2018-08-19
  3. "sales manager"

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     in Melbourne
    Recommends

    I worked at HSBC Holdings for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good team work and multi culture

    Cons

    Challenging and friendly working environment

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    HSBC Holdings2018-08-15
  4. "Consultant Specialist"

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    Former Employee - New South Wales in Merrylands
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Amazing place to work ! truly define work life balance.

    Cons

    I dint see any cons

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    HSBC Holdings2018-07-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good salary, not very innovative company"

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    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Pay good wages and working conditions are good.

    Cons

    Company a little behind the times

    HSBC Holdings2018-07-15
  6. "Good people, bad work environment"

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    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    Supportive low-level staff Good exposure to corporate environment for students

    Cons

    Staff often too busy to assign work or guide interns Low pay

    HSBC Holdings2018-07-04
  7. "Dealing with variety teams as well as external clients."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to enhance the professional skills

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for promotion.

    HSBC Holdings2018-06-02
  8. "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Nice people - I made relationships here that I will keep after my time at HSBC Decent pay

    Cons

    Unable to accelerate growth locally due to being dependent on both HK and UK to give their permission to move forward. To set the context, HSBC has the majority market share in both HK and UK, but remains a challenger brand in Australia - the company does not give the local market the freedom to innovate at the pace that they are capable of. Political culture - Management are unable to reconcile their differences and are too scared to step on each other's toes leading to a general stalemate with employees being unable to move their initiatives forward. Disabling culture - most companies do everything in their power to enable their workforce. This company is the first that I have witnessed where managers from different teams actively block employees from trying to do whats best for the business. Alpha mentality, leading to meetings with people talking over each other to get their point heard. While this isn't necessarily a negative con if things get done, I found that the conversations were generally deflecting or pushing back on almost all requests for assistance, without any tangible alternatives or solutions being brought to the table - meetings can go on for an hour, only to lead to no outcome or no actions. Too many disengaged employees due to their lack of control to execute and deliver. Decisions to hire people not made on merit. People are within technical roles that do not have a technical background, and people are in managerial roles without the ability to manage people/programs of work. There definitely seems to be a certain element of favoritism in the organisation. Catfishing - multiple employees felt that they were lied to regarding role and remit. Instead of utilising these employees to the best of their ability, and developing and nurturing their skills or passions, they were forced to become glorified project managers.

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    HSBC Holdings2018-06-28
  9. "Debt Capital Markets - Sydney"

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    Current Employee - Analyst HSBC DCM in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office location and views Decent culture for the most part, but quickly diminishing due to staff leaving Flat structure which makes it exciting but chaotic

    Cons

    Lied about compensation, signs contract then changes terms after relocation Overworked, with staff sleeping in the office and each other Very political, from top-down chain of command No client's interest at heart, always swearing behind their back. Quite unethical even after Panama Papers scandal.

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    HSBC Holdings2018-06-16
  10. "Unprofessional and poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay rate, culture, benefits, can work from other locations.

    Cons

    Turn over of employees. Poor management. Need to kiss the boss to be friends and not reconised for good work based on likeablity. When you speak out (which is something they preach on induction day) you’re told to suck it up and forget about it. Wasn’t paid outstanding annual leave upon exit from company. Micromanage based on likeablity. Prefers to take the easy road and Palm hard tasks off and leaves people in jobs who are incompetent. No empathy. Take about 2-4 weeks to gain logins to work and little training. Hot desk system isn’t ethical. Every time you go to sit down, someone tells you to move.

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    HSBC Holdings2018-06-14
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