HSBC Holdings Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
969 Reviews
3.4
969 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance gets much better starting second year when you are more adapted (in 118 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 36 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    HSBC Holdings is one of the best financial giants globally

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, scope of exponential growth for aspirants. Flexible and employee friendly, best paymaster in the industry.

    Cons

    There is a stagnancy after 5 to 6 years down the line,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top line profitability is shared with country heads, Business heads. However, the grass root employees should know the business model and how their contribution counts in the success of their respective cost centers. This is lacking and should be shared by line managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its a NICE place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provides Equal opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Very huge organisation. Growth considerably be bit slower

  3.  

    flexible, chill, at your disposal to make the most

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

    I have been working at HSBC Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No stress at work, can manage work life balance quite easily.
    Employee friendly, work becomes repetitive after a year and so once mastered, one can spend lesser time at office and ofcourse salaries increase.
    Best Pay/Work ratio
    You have a lot of time you can use it as you want
    access to every database can up your learning as much as you want about anything under the sun

    Cons

    Lesser transparency in promotions
    some undeserving, funny guys at the top - not all may be 30% are like that. 30% are good. remaining 40% have become lethargic and aren't just bothered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resign soon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Truly global organization

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mumbai

    I worked at HSBC Holdings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Invests in its people
    Competitive which enhances productivity

    Cons

    Weak M&A capabilities - heavy pitching low execution

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    CSR activities
    Managers are approachable
    Diversity and ability to interact with Clients
    Plethora of projects in the banking sector.

    Cons

    Not a paymaster
    Switching between the departments is difficult
    Learning curve would not be that intense
    Majority of projects that are off shored are not lead by the offshore team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect for peoples aspirations should be given prime importance.
    Pay can be negotiated however aspirations cannot!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice Culture and work Environment, company to stay

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Open, Connected & Dependable, decent compensation

    Cons

    work load is actually very much team specific....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put right people int right profile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Place to work.... No doubt at alll... if you got a job in HSBC..you are so lucky

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good work culture... good people... good money.... updated technology

    Cons

    i didnt find any cons in my stay

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Average, ok and not many options

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Good people , good process and good facilities

    Cons

    Politics, worst business areas , no human touch ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get your favourites do the work. Let the entire team do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pleant experience, low pay- good learning experience overall

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    Current Employee - Reengineering Consultant in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Reengineering Consultant in Calcutta

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

    Pros

    As one of the world's largest banks, HSBC prepares you for a banking career and definitely looks good on your CV

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great compared to other International banks, also growth is extremely slow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work environment at HSBC Bank India

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Comfortable job. People generally don't work on weekends which is not the case for many other private sector banks in India. Well laid out HR Policies.

    Cons

    Versatility and dynamism are often not looked for in Support functions like HR, Communication and Corporate Sustainability et al. Many employees work in a team or function for years and make a comfortable bubble around themselves. They go on adding no new value or fresh perspective to the working environment. They often turn the environment not so conducive for innovation, value addition and new initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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