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HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated 29 Jan 2015
Updated 29 Jan 2015
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was done via telepresence.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    KYC Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    There two rounds of F2F Interview for the post of KYC Associate. The profile was so good, even the company struture was also good. Company structure was providing a lot more growth opportunities within the organusation. Thats why I liked the profile so much.
    The recruitment team was very coperative & frank. The questions were asked about your previous academic sessions. Theywere checking our overall knowledge & personality, communication skills.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you about the company & profile offered?   Answer Question
    • Show me the SWOT Analysis of a particular thing, like Pen, Mobile Phone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interview one with the reporting manager, and then with country head for the function. Mainly skills-based questions were asked based on the CV submitted.

    Negotiation Details
    1 Month. Accepting lower salary is not recommended. Hikes after one joins a support function are unsubstantial.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    HSBC came to college for recruitment for various profiles such as Data information, risk analysis etc. It began with ppt in the morning followed by a general aptitude test. it included simple quantative questions, verbal, analytical questions. they also had a section of questions on the company. After the first round, next was GD round. after GD round, there were two more rounds, managerial and HR round. They asked basic knowledge of financial institutes and all.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Portfolios Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was direct one to one interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was very transparent and straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    SSE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Online Application/Candidate Questionnaire
    Online Numerical reasoning aptitude tests
    Interviews
    Assessment Day (including case study)

    Interview Questions
    • Online Application/Candidate Questionnaire
      Online Numerical reasoning aptitude tests
      Interviews
      Assessment Day (including case study)
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    good
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Visakhapatnam
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Visakhapatnam
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HSBC Holdings in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    walk ins with a resume, photographs, 1st round would be computing skills, then comes telephonic skills, later continued with an interview, followed by HR interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Retail Banking and Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    After the initial application you are invited to take two tests depending on the position. Afterwards if successful you get a competency based phone interview and then an assessment. The assessment consists of various interviews as well as a report and a group exercise

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Spring Insight Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online for the Spring Insight Programme at HSBC in November. The process was quite simple.There was no cover letter, although there were several questions which in essence acted as a cover letter because they asked about things you would typically put in your CL. I heard back from them in the beginning of January and was invited to an interview. The interview itself was pretty easy and was entirely competency-based. The interview was the final round of the application process.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions whatsoever. As I said, the interview was 100% competency-based.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Spring Insight IB Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    1. Online stage: basic personal info, CV/CL, competency questions - pretty same as on telephone interview so will be stated furter
    2. Online numerical/reasoning tests
    3. Telephone interview (20-30 min): 4-5 questions with 5 min for every answer. Questions: 1) Tell us about a time when you invited or encouraged others to offer a different perspective or opinion in order to deliver a better solution. 2) Please explain what self-development opportunities you've taken advantage of during your university years to make yourself more employable in the job market. 3) Please detail three non-academic achievements / extracurricular activities you are particularly proud of and give your reasons why. 4) Please describe your motivation for wishing to work for HSBC and your chosen business area. Outline the key skills you possess that would make you a suitable candidate. In your answer we will be looking for clear evidence of motivation. 5) How is your hero and why.
    4. Office interview

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult was about my hero, because It was unexpected question so it took some time to choose the person I would be talking about.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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