HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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Pros
  • Work-life balance gets much better starting second year when you are more adapted (in 117 reviews)

  • Work from home is always a plus, but you can't always do so (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible work life balance for a great deal of the employees (in 37 reviews)

  • Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear (in 50 reviews)

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  1. VGood

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    Current Employee - SSE in Pune
    Current Employee - SSE in Pune

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice pay, so many CSR events...

    Cons

    less work from home facility, almost 9 to 6 work....

  2. Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    HSBC being one of the world's largest bank
    HSBC is a very good place to exhibit our selves

    Cons

    I don't have anything to comment about it

  3. Average Plus - Work Env is good and management is open to ideas.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice management, good learning opportunity and

    Cons

    No onsite in some projects, employee retention program to be implemented

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  5. salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    The salary provided in HSBC is fairly good

    Cons

    i dont find any cons

  6. One of the best employer

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Calcutta
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Calcutta

    I worked at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, employee friendly.

    Cons

    salary structure should be reviwed. specilly in Kolkata HSS - COE.

    Advice to Management

    salary structure in Kolkata HSS should be more in all level as per market standard.

  7. Stable company with stable job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Pros

    It would be a MNC environment, job is completely stable. We can plan our next 30 yes happily as the job is completely secure and it has happy to work environment.

    Cons

    Challenge is growth, it is very slow. There are people with 10 yrs exp but they are at the same level without any growth. Salary will be growing till a limit after that salary growth will.also be minimal.

    Advice to Management

    STA's should be available for level 8 s also. Growth should be there and employee skill development initiatives should be taken ASAP.

  8. Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company focused on growth and employees

    Cons

    Need to pay as per performance

  9. HSBC- a good place to work for!

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    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Bangalore

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work life balance
    2. Great learning opportunities compared to others in the industry
    3. Personal growth

    Cons

    1. Compensation on lower side in the industry
    2. Average Perks

  10. Laidback and chilled out culture

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Will get to know industry standard work
    Helpful culture
    Multiple training modules where you can learn interdisciplinary stuff

    Cons

    No innovation
    Very slow moving on ideas
    Bureaucratic
    Uninspiring senior management
    Salary will never be top notch ( which is kind of justified compared to relative work stress)

    Advice to Management

    Try reducing bureaucracy and try to add dynamism

  11. mostly bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good office
    Nice break out areas
    good extra curricular activities

    Cons

    Managers are not good
    No transparency of ideas
    Stealing credit
    worst transport
    worst chairs not ergonomic

    Advice to Management

    when many leave cos of a manager its better to fire him/her
    rather than spend time and energy to hire train and absorb new talent only to lose them again..
    its a vicious circle..

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