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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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

"Think logically and make sure you showcase your thoughts and opinions. Also, be inclusive..."

"The company culture is very open and friendly, people are very approachable and usually..."

"Business dress in the office. You have your own desk for each rotation, located by..."

"How long you have to work varies depending on the team you work in, generally though,..."

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

"You get financial help for moving costs at the start of scheme. There are lots of..."

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

"Questions ranged from 'what made you go from Biology to Banking?' 'What do you think..."

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

"We have an open design office and HSBC values 'connection,' which together means..."

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

"Possibilities are almost limitless across the globe."

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

"I'm given lots of challenging and meaningful projects and tasks."

"A friendly and highly supportive environment with a very fair attitude demonstrated..."

"It can sometimes be a stressful environment."

"In Hong Kong, we still print the money. Literally."

"Dynamic, dependable, diverse."

"I was attracted to HSBC by the prestige of the organisation, the structure of the..."

"Induction programme was a great experience as we met the grads from global HSBC offices...."

"HSBC give new interns and graduates a good salary, so that applicants can comfortably..."

"It would be great if HSBC offered the opportunity to complete an international r..."

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