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HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated 16 Dec, 2014
Updated 16 Dec, 2014
297 Interview Reviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First apply through the online application system, then you will receive link in the email for online aptitude test, after passing the test you will be available to schedule phone interview, the final round of interview is in local assessment center

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews, 1 with the team member and another one with the management + HR. The first one mainly assessing if you're a good fit for the team. The second one is more about career aspirations and administrative stuff.

    Interview Questions
    • How many cows are there in New Zealand?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Commercial Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Online application, followed by phone interview, and a panel interview. They're looking for candidates with sales experience as you will be responsible to meet with clients and land deals.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Numerical and verbal reasoning online tests, phone interview, assessment day

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Customer Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a callback approximately three weeks later. Interviewed by the HR manager, and two HSBC representatives. Almost all questions were behavioural questions with some general interview questions thrown in. I thought the interview went well, felt very confident but did not get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake on the job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assessment Centre - Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Standard process for Investment Banking application. First apply online and then you may be invited to an assessment centre which consists of:
    Numerical Test
    1 Motivational Interview
    2 Business Interviews
    1 Case study presentation

    Generally, there are around 15 candidate at the assessment centre, and I have been told by HR that they run just 1 AC per desk. Successful candidate are around 25% of AC candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding the Case study. Very commercial-oriented and not so finance-oriented.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Simple but long and tedious process - after submitting the application you get an invite to complete a numerical online test. After passing this, you have to complete an additional logical online test. Then I had a telephone interview which was easy enough, they mainly asked me the standard questions such as Why HSBC, why this program etc. After that, you have to do yet another online Situation Judgement test, and you may or may not get invited to a face-to face interview afterwards (I wasn't), or just get the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you delivered excellent customer service.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Teller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interviewer was quite nice, she asked about the experiences on my CV, and why i wanted the job ect, basically routine questions. the process lasted about half an hour.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Marketing Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very random process, felt disorganised and whimsical . 52 page PowerPoint deck to review, then structured questions.Very random process, felt disorganised and whimsical . 52 page PowerPoint deck to review, then structured questions.Very random process, felt disorganised and whimsical . 52 page PowerPoint deck to review, then structured questions.

    Declined Offer
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    The application was reasonably straight forward. However the phone interview was obviously subcontracted and the women was sat with a tick box. No ability to form a relationship. It was very dry and probing questions made little sense as she was reading from a script.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you adhered to protocol and evaluated risk   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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