HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
960 Reviews
3.4
960 Reviews
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HSBC Holdings Chief Executive Stuart T. Gulliver
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279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The organizations offers decently fair work life balance and job security (in 114 reviews)

  • Work from home is always a plus, but you can't always do so (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work life balance for a great deal of the employees (in 34 reviews)

  • Lots of senior management changes and their dedication in investing US is not clear (in 49 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work life balance, employee friendly.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3.  

    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company focused on growth and employees

    Cons

    Need to pay as per performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    HSBC- a good place to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Bangalore

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Try reducing bureaucracy and try to add dynamism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    mostly bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HSBC Holdings

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    work environment is not professional... too much of favoritism and office politics

    Former Employee - AML Executive  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - AML Executive in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    only transport...
    clean environment.
    good parking area.

    Cons

    you have to lick the boots of your manager here...
    by mistake if you are on PIP due to some personal reasons..people will look you down as if you are not worth of anything..they will play with your self-esteem..HR people will least bother about you..
    they harass you by keeping you on PIP for almost 8 months..its really emotional and psychological harassment...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not look down on people who works under you guys,,,they are not your servants..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great Learning Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager - Corporate Communications  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Manager - Corporate Communications in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    A great place to work, systems and processes perfect, diverse work culture, excellent CSR initiatives and employee volunteering

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits not so good, middle level management very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build on inter-personal relations, recognize and reward merit

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Exposure for a fresher

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good people, good cab service, friendly mangement

    Cons

    To many changes, high attrition, low pay

  11.  

    nice experience

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    Former Employee - Risk Advisor  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Risk Advisor in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    good environment & culture in the work place.

    Cons

    no good pay & promotion is hard to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain employees via satisfaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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