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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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HSBC Holdings CEO John Flint
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772 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good salary, not very innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    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
  2. "Good people, bad work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    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
  3. "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
  4. "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 (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...

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    Advice to Management

    Empower your people. Stop letting everything be "political". It's only political if everyone silently agrees it is and idles on instead of working towards a solution.

    HSBC Holdings2018-06-28
  5. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows about bad practices. Restructure needs to be in place again. Enough with the freeze hire excuses. Either you have a local practice or you dont

    HSBC Holdings2018-06-16
  6. "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...

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    Advice to Management

    What the point of advice, it will only be ignore and disregarded due to it being a international banking Corp.

    HSBC Holdings2018-06-14
  7. "Team leader"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Employee friendly and work life balance.

      Cons

      No flex timings in the company.

      HSBC Holdings2018-05-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "One of the worst Employers out there"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Well as far as IT/software department Australia is concerned nothing other than brand name.Please don't join this place if you have any other option.

      Cons

      This reviews is specific to IT department of HSBC Australia.Worked there for a year almost and that too because it was my first job in Australia.I would have given a negative rating if possible but unfortunately glassdoor doesn't allow that. It really difficult to put all the cons here coz thats only what is there in the software development/IT division. 1)Huge disconnect between business and IT , business treats...

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      Advice to Management

      Please keep on doing whatever you are coz you are already winning on the wrong side and this will ensure that you keep winning on that side .All the best

      HSBC Holdings2018-05-17
    • "CSO"

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      Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Canberra
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good training for all the staff and develop the skills they need the most and they are doing the good job on that part

      Cons

      People are not speak English and poor management skills and bully manager are often to see in every branch. The style of manage people is just so wrong

      Advice to Management

      Should be diversified for all employees to do work

      HSBC Holdings2018-04-30
    • "CSR"

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

      I worked at HSBC Holdings part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      International bank,bupa offers very good deal health cover

      Cons

      Managers sucks, they only promote Aussies

      HSBC Holdings2018-03-05
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