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HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2019

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HSBC Holdings CEO Noel Quinn
Noel Quinn
23 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. 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 developers as slaves . 2)Filled with incompetent and helicopter Managers (these are people who hover above your head all time asking for updates and see what you are doing ie when you are coming in , what time you are going , how many breaks you are taking etc, who have been with organisation for many years and don't know anything else other than micromanaging. 3) Too much of open nepotism and its openly celebrated.E.g if someone who has a big mouth and a boot licker will easily get into good books of the Management or business .So if someone in the above category gives an update in stand up days after days I don't know what i did yesterday , today i am not sure what I am supposed to do it perfectly acceptable and no one questions but if you don't fall into that category where you would be ask to update what you did on a hour by hour basis, it happened to one of my friends there not with me.

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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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "Financial crime specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, hard-working and intelligent colleagues. Exposure to international perspectives. Often collaborating on cross-border projects. Good supportive culture.

    Cons

    Some systems, particularly in data analytics, are not up-to-date. Communication and approvals can be slow to come due to scale and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Training should be more tailored to individual needs. Input from external training providers and industry experts is also important for staff to get a broader industry perspective.

    HSBC Holdings2018-02-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "HSBC Australia IT Department One of the worst out there"

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

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

    Pros

    No option to give 0 or negative stars otherwise would have given negative stars.If you are in IT department of HSBC Australia no pros whatsoever, please do not join this department in HSBC Australia unless you don't have any other option

    Cons

    IT management of HSBC Australia treat software engineers or developers as slaves . Too much micromanagement When recruiting they will say work from home and flexibility stuff but after you join will send emails stating everyone needs to be in ofc by 9 and can leave only after 5 , then will say you cant work from home. Full of helicopter managers who will hover over your head all the time to see when you are... taking break , what you are doing etc but not the actual deliverables. Technology used will be that used in the ages of Mughal emperors but Management will expect to devs to deliver stuff that beat competition . Too many managers who don't have any work other than monitoring people ie checking who is going to toilet, who is taking a coffee break etc. Opinion of people who don't even understand basics of software development is valued and heard Partiality and nepotism to the core.

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    Advice to Management

    No advice please keep doing what you are doing , you are anyways winning on the wrong side .I am confident that HSBC Australia will occupy the last position(now its the second last) in some time.Keep winning on the wrong side!!

    HSBC Holdings2018-02-21
  7. "Nice place to work and great exooerience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Operates internationally which is great for experience

    Cons

    Have not seen any cons yet

    HSBC Holdings2018-01-17
  8. "Good training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    good training and meet lots of smart driven individuals

    Cons

    the pay could be better and more in line with other banks

    HSBC Holdings2018-01-11
  9. "review of this job application"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    excellent good salary good experience and

    Cons

    work hard hard hard hard

    HSBC Holdings2017-11-06
  10. "HSBC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    • Culture • Work & life balance • Excellent reputation • Job stability • Growth & skills development

    Cons

    May be bureaucratic and a lot of manual processing

    HSBC Holdings2017-10-16
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