HSBC Holdings Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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HSBC Holdings Interim CEO Noel Quinn
Noel Quinn
12 Ratings
  1. "Senior Software Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    - Good culture - Good financial skills - Good relationship between colleagues

    Cons

    - Sometimes work overtime - Can be more Agile

  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst Employers out there"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    "HSBC Australia IT Department One of the worst out there"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  4. "good work life balance overall"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance overall

    Cons

    less onsite opportunities and technology shift is tough

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  5. "Software Tester"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Testing 

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Company, Good people. Lots to learn

    Cons

    I have no cons about this company

  6. "if possible i would love to go back"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work environment , great culture , good package

    Cons

    none i can specify. its a great company

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  7. "Great learning"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great learning env , yearly bonus

    Cons

    No cons as such right now

  8. "Not good place for software developer"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Front End Developer in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HSBC Holdings for more than a year

    Pros

    Higher Salary than the market with same exp

    Cons

    Toxic env for a developer to be grownth

  9. "Hard to get in to"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great organisation, lots of opportunities, intelligent people

    Cons

    Hard to get into company, remember first interview was 10 mins only and was rejected, tried again said exellent credentials but rejected. Was accepted third attempt

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  10. "Good overall"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities across different domains and technologies

    Cons

    Growth is slow as compared to market standards

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