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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Responsible. Varied. Senior."
8.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
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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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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...

"The application process consists of an online application followed by competency..."

"The culture seems to vary depending on where people are based. My current location..."

"We have a big clean office in Canary wharf, which includes many eating areas, coffee..."

"Typical day is about 7am - 6pm which is fairly standard and at the nicer end for..."

"Not many other grad programmes pay this much and still allow you to work 9.00 am..."

"The onsite gym is amazing and memberships are subsidised."

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

"'Describe a time when you...' type of questions around HSBC's core values of being..."

"The office is paper free and cash free!"

"My manager sits opposite me and he makes a great mentor."

"HSBC is among leading companies in promoting diversity. Equal and fair treatment..."

"If you have ability and determination, I think promotion opportunities are attainable...."

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

"At present, my work is somewhat administrative so it is fairly routine. I'm undertaking..."

"There's a huge amount of scope for development and career opportunities."

"Some of the internal systems at the bank are outdated and cause regular headaches...."

"HSBC are celebrating their 150th Anniversary next year - hopefully a very exciting..."

"Dynamic, dependable, diverse."

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

"Training was the main highlight of the graduate programme so far for me. The opportunity..."

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

"I would like the company to increase level of training on technology scheme."

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