HSBC Holdings
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HSBC Holdings Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Analyst Interview

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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

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Internship Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, ON

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

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

Interview Question – What makes people tick ?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.

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Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst
Vancouver, BC

I applied through college or university and 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.

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Commercial Banking Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Toronto, ON

I applied online and 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 Question – Why did you apply to this job?   Answer Question

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Customer Services Representative Interview

Customer Services Representative
Vancouver, BC

I applied online and 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 Question – Tell me about a time when you made a mistake on the job.   Answer Question

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GBM Technology Analyst Interview

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Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details Online application
Online test
Telephone interview
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Commercial Banking Officer Interview

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Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details First the interviewer asks me for basic introduction. Then come to questions about the company and the position you are applying, like why HSBC and why this division. There are also other questions about the company like what do you know know about HSBC and the major competitors. He also asks me about what qualities you possessed to make you suitable for this position.

Interview Question – How can you contribute to HSBC?   Answer Question

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Data Management/Procurement Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, England (UK)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2012.

Interview Details Onboarding process is mostly offshored and is poor. Typical questions about strengths and weaknesses, situations when you excelled or was faced with a difficult situation should be expected

Interview Question – questions on technical skills related to job   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Expect a lower salary band than other tier 1 investement houses

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Customer Service Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at HSBC Holdings

Interview Details Application online-Phone interview-Background check-Face-to-face interview

Interview Question – There was no difficult questions but more about scenario and competency based questions   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – salary

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Vice President Strategy Interview

Anonymous Employee
Panama, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in July 2010.

Interview Details Efficient process and incentivates people skills

Interview Question – I belive if you are able to addapt ther are no difficult tasks   Answer Question

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