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HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated 17 Nov, 2014
Updated 17 Nov, 2014
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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
  7.  

    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.

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    First, fill in the application form which includes several competence based questions
    Second, Online numerical test ( they use SHL )
    Third, if you pass the previous test then logical reasoning test(SHL)
    Fourth, telephone interview ( HSBC Values, the role you applying, remember to prepare examples of the requirement they listed in the job description.)
    Fifth, Situational judgement test
    Sixth, Assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    • How do you make yourself fit into the HSBC values and why they important?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Global Asset Management Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, after 1 week asked to complete a numercy test. Recieved a 30 min telephone interview going through some compentency questions as well as a few commercial awarness questions. Afterwards there was an assessment centre.

    Interview Questions
    • What will the world look like in 2050?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Three rounds including phone interview with HR, meeting the Global Head and then the rest of the team members of 10+ people. Asked some technicals, transaction experience, and questions to grasp if the candidate has strong interest in the group. Strong group in the industry. Office space wasn't as impressive especially if you'll be working long IB hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Not too many difficult questions, just prepare for the technicals and understand logically how to answer even if you don't know the right answer as it will help show your thinking process to the interviewer   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Took a while as they required approvals from the group
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Graduate Program - M&A Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Assessment Centre started with a numerical test, then case study, lunch, motivation interview and technical interview. You will be about ten people for the M&A division. The atmosphere is relaxed, but you should keep concentrated. During the lunch you have to talk with as many people as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • The numerical test will be quite difficult, you will have less time than online.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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