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Get the inside buzz from graduates at HSBC

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 67 ratings in 2015)
"Global, ambitious, connected, solid, dependable!"
  • Graduates are able to rotate through departments to get a better idea of the organisation as a whole
  • The culture within the office is collaborative and social
  • HSBC's global reach means that there are opportunities for international travel
  • Managers support graduate development and lots of high quality training courses are on offer
  • Long hours are a fairly unavoidable part of being a graduate
  • The large size of the organisation can lead to a certain amount of bureaucracy
  • Communication on the grad scheme could potentially be improved
  • The environment can be a little stressful at times
8.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
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8.5 / 10
7.7 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Develop views on what the world will be like in the medium and long term. Ask yourself:..."

"I have found that the culture can vary a fair amount between teams but, in general,..."

"Dress code is standard work wear (for men, shoes, trousers and shirt) Women is smart..."

"Work hours depend on the level of work you have. The more you are involved in and..."

"The company makes sure that pay is kept competitive within the market."

"There are some great (free) optional lectures and training classes available."

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

"Questions included: Why HSBC? What is the greatest challenge the bank is facing?..."

"The office is paper free and cash free!"

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

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

"The company, as a precedent, does not over hire during good times and then cut back..."

"There are frequent charity events, and a graduate charity stream for new joiners..."

"My work is variable and challenging. Day-to-day responsibilities are flexible and..."

"I like my team which is quite diverse in terms of background. Since the bank has..."

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

"We have Europe's biggest corporate gym in our office."

"Open, dependable, connected."

"HSBC has a good graduate scheme which gives you a broad experience and helps you..."

"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 backgro..."

"I would like the company to make the scheme more flexible; i.e. they should give..."

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