HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated 22 Apr, 2015
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    Retail Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview

    This was my first telephone interview with HSBC, it materialized after having passed the numerical reasoning and the logic test. They came back to me rather quickly after having done the online tests which is a massive bonus, some companies don't get back to you for a good 2 months.

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    • It is a very easy and straightforward interview, they ask you about your motivations, what difficulties you are expecting, and what you can bring to the table   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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    • The fundamental drive of emerging countries   2 Answers
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at HSBC Holdings (Vancouver, BC).

    Interview

    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.

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    • How many cows are there in New Zealand?   1 Answer
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    Commercial Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings (Toronto, ON) in October 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Customer Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at HSBC Holdings (Vancouver, BC) in June 2009.

    Interview

    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.

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    • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake on the job.   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, ON
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    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings (London, ON) in June 2009.

    Interview

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

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    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Very friendly people, genuinely interested in you and your background as a person.

    There are multiple interviews, mainly competency/motivational based, a numerical test at the start of the assessment centre, and a presentation exercise.

    Make sure to prepare well and you will be fine, after all you want to come across as a sincere person who is nice to work with

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    Personal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at HSBC Holdings (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I met with the secretarial manager for 45 mins and was offered the job through my agency an hour later. I tried to negotiate a very slight increase on hourly rate but was denied.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    If going for a temp to perm role, ensure this is in writing with a timeframe.

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    Commercial Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview

    HSBC online application, then email notification of online test, after online test, successful candidates will receive email notification of phone-in, then schedule phone in with hsbc interviewer, after successful phone-in, candidates will then conduct conference interview

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    Managing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    the interview is about 60 minutes long and a lot of fit questions such as in a certain scenario how would you manage a problem. Also, know your resume well and be prepare to tell your experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • describe a difficult situation and explain how you overcome it, what's the result?   Answer Question

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