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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Dynamic, dependable, driven."
Pros: 
  • Graduates felt that the hours were very reasonable for banking and offered a lot of flexibility.
  • The culture within the office is collaborative and social.
  • HSBC's global reach means that there are opportunities for international work.
  • Managers support graduate development and lots of high-quality training courses are on offer.
Cons: 
  • The large size of the organisation can lead to a certain amount of inevitable bureaucracy.
  • The team management the graduate scheme was believed by some to be under-staffed.
  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.
  • Communication on the graduate scheme could potentially be improved.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.7 / 10
 
 
Training
7.8 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Preparation is crucial. Furthermore, tailor your answers to make them relevant to..."

"There's generally a good company culture but I think there are large discrepancies..."

"The offices are fairly standard, with open-plan spaces. The majority of employees..."

"Work hours can vary widely depending on how busy the week is. You are expected to..."

"Very competitive starting salary."

"Excellent pension and there are relocation expenses too. There are a huge number..."

"To apply I had to complete a long online application, followed by numerical testing,..."

"I was asked: Why this bank? Why London? Where would you invest if you had $100m?..."

"There is a good commitment from HSBC on carbon footprint reduction."

"I have found that everyone is friendly and willing to interact. Graduates are assigned..."

"The firm prides itself on inclusivity and diversity and has dedicated initiatives..."

"I think that, as long as you get front-line experience, the prospects of moving up..."

"HSBC runs a number of projects, which employees are actively encouraged to get involved..."

"Role to role, I am treated like a full-time employee and allowed to pick any project..."

"Your career can take many directions and there's a culture that encourages lateral..."

"I guess because of the organisation's incredible size there is red tape and boxes..."

"Regularly throughout the year, HSBC offer anybody the chance to compete in 'The Stairway..."

"Dynamic, dependable, driven."

"Several factors encouraged me to apply here: the bank's good reputation; it was one..."

"There is a lot of training but most of the learning is on the job. You can also sign..."

"The company hires people based on their ability and potential, not their backgro..."

"I would have liked more international opportunities."

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