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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Supportive, demanding, rigorous, dependable."
8.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
8.5 / 10
8.7 / 10
7.8 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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.

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself! Don't see the other candidates as your 'competition', they should be..."

"It is a fairly relaxed culture, there is no 'face-time' concept, and depending on..."

"We just moved into a brand new office in Liverpool with brand new facilities."

"Working hours are quite flexible but your total hours will depend on your team. You..."

"At present, I believe it's a very fair salary and in line with the nature of the..."

"The company offers good flexibility so that you can choose the perks that suit y..."

"There was an initial online application form with competency and motivational questions...."

"There were questions about my motivation, on competency and a few business awareness..."

"There is a drive for employees to be greener and for the bank's investments to be..."

"Given the small size of the department, the level of exposure I have to senior management..."

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

"HSBC offers graduates lots of encouragement to grow and develop."

"HSBC runs major water and education programmes in Africa and Asia."

"My role involves a significant amount of client marketing materials for our products...."

"The best thing for me is HSBC's global reach, particularly their ability to connect..."

"The hours are occasionally quite tough in my department - this will not suit eve..."

"We have three huge UK grad committees."

"Connected and forward-thinking."

"HSBC's growth prospects are amongst the most exciting in the industry."

"Huge amount of formal and informal training – it's intense but very enjoyable,..."

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

"There could be more options for international placements."

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