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Get the inside buzz from graduates at HSBC

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"A global brand that's great for developing careers."
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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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...

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

"The team is very experienced, helpful and friendly, they create as many opportunities..."

"Our office in Canary Wharf is so very modern. The dress code smart, always, but how..."

"Hours are flexible as long as you have a good reason for it. For example, you can..."

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

"Generous pension scheme."

"The first stage is the online application, which comprises several open-ended questions..."

"Questions were a mixture of competency-based, motivational and technical. A lot of..."

"The company does a lot, although there are areas for improvement in this regard,..."

"Every graduate is assigned a mentor who's usually at Director level or above."

"HSBC has a strong commitment, to diversity, with various ongoing intitiatives."

"There are a limited number of ranks so, although people are at the same level, they..."

"HSBC has a leading graduate-run initiative, organising large scale events for employees..."

"I write code to develop trading applications for traders and Quants."

"HSBC has a great culture, and a friendly, open environment."

"It can be challenging working in a high intensity/very pressured environment for..."

"We are all getting an extra days holiday next year to celebrate our 150th annive..."

"A global brand that's great for developing careers."

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

"The range of training material available is tremendous with both internal and external..."

"HSBC has dedicated insight programmes and recruitment schemes aimed at bright students..."

"I would like the company to provide better sector specific training."

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