HSBC Holdings Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
273 interviews

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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
    • The fundamental drive of emerging countries   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Internship Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  3.  

    Senior Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed 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
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    Commercial Banking Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Customer Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
  7.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with 3 associates. Then was invited to meet with the group's head. After this HR contacted me again to meet with 4 more people, one Managing Director and 3 Associates. HR has been giving me feedback all along and has kept me up to date on the progress of the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions have been mostly about fit and previous experience, no hard technical questions (yet).   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Associate, Global Markets Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed in London (UK) and was asked:

    Online Application/Candidate Questionnaire Online Numerical reasoning Aptitude tests Interviews Assessment Day (including open ended case study).

    Prepare before hand if your not familiar with online assessment tests for aptitude and verbal reasoning, they are difficult. Personally i did use (the ultimate career interview) app from App Store.

    Interview Questions
    • The Global Markets Director asked a variety of of questions about expected "best in class" margins for their line of business and seemed to expect detailed knowledge in this area even though this level of inside knowledge was not mentioned as a prerequisite and did not appear particularly relevant in the job description provided.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Entry Level Contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Global Banking and Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Employee in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Apply via internet and they will call you and ask you for the interview. Interview has three sections, grammar test, HR interview and management interview. The interview is quite challenging. Once you fail in the grammar test, you will be told to back home. Else, you can proceed to the next section. The interviewers are friendly, so don't worry about this. Good luck!!

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Have problem with the holiday shifts.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lewisville, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online.... got phone call.....went to interview....... got job. It's basic customer service that situational questions. Nothing to be scared about. The company had a great bonus structure.... but changed when the company changed the bonuses changed drastically.

    Negotiation Details
    straight forward.... hourly
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through a my college career page and was called back for an interview about 2 months later out of the blue for a part time school year internship

    Interview Questions
    • Very simple interview, just asked how many hours I can work and tell me something about yourself that isn't on your resume. Overall it was nothing over ally intense or difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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