HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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HSBC Holdings Interim CEO Noel Quinn
Noel Quinn
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  1. "Officer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment and culture

    Cons

    A bit lower than market salary

  2. "Constant Changes"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative culture Salary is fair good management

    Cons

    Unstable - constant restructuring and layoffs


  3. "Senior Consultant over 10 years"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work life balance international interaction/opportunities excellent benefits and perks

    Cons

    lack of vertical career opportunities slow and legacy internal processes

  4. "Working at HSBC"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, all required training is provided from time to time.

    Cons

    During re-restructuring, before letting go of experienced staff no efforts are made to retain employees or offer another position within the organization.

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  5. "Good company and Experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Production Support Analyst in Markham, ON

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Location Knowledgeable people Acceptable work/life balance

    Cons

    All workers coming from a specific ethnicity, no diversity specially at the Analyst level

  6. "Prm"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Premier Relationship Manager in Markham, ON

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good management and staff here

    Cons

    None so far tech is up to date

  7. "Too much work load & micro manage"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Premier Relationship Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to work with clients from diverse background. Good benefits and vacation days (3 weeks to start). If you are focused there are lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Intense micro management starting from 2018. Need to report everything. Very sales focused, a lot of attention to your targets vs peers. At least 3 meetings every week emphasizing sales goals. Old fashioned system and lots of paperwork. Expectation for overtime

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  8. "Too big"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues International exposure Lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Bank is held together with duck tape Below market pay

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  9. "Salary range"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Contact Representative in Victoria, BC

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were great

    Cons

    Required hard selling of various products

  10. "Political"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    International presence is a strength of the group

    Cons

    Way too political recently with profitability taking more serious hit compared to competition.

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