HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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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+ week - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was done via telepresence.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    SSE Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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
  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 months - interviewed 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 day - interviewed 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
  6. 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 weeks - interviewed 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
  7.  

    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 day - interviewed 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
  8.  

    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 day - interviewed 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    First YearUK Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings.

    Interview Details

    After the online application, I completed the numerical test and was invited to a phone interview, which was entirely competency-based. With preparation and some research this is manageable. A credit check follows and if you pass it, you get the invitation to their AC.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you realised you had done something wrong. How did you deal with it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Development Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Remotely from overseas. Phone interview with Hiring Manager, WebCam Interview with Hiring Manager and Another Tech Manager, final HR interview over phone.

    Very positive experiences. All very professional until final HR interview where a role different to that which I interviewed for was discussed.

    Interview Questions
    • Covered past experiences and why you would like to do work in HSBC. Some PM type work so knowledge of the different PM methodologies and when you applied them.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary on offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HSBC Holdings in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process took me 3 weeks
    Applied online
    Online Test
    Telephone Interview
    Assessment center (numerical test on the day, 2 business interview+ 1 competency interview + 1 presentation) I found it quite straightforward. Most questions are based on my CV. Do prepare something about emerging markets.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing really difficult. But the preparation time for the presentation is a bit tight, make sure you do it quick   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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