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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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

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

"All of my colleagues (and most everybody I have encountered) are open and willing..."

"The offices are fairly standard, with open-plan spaces. The majority of employees..."

"You're able to work from home at times. Working hours are in line with many in the..."

"The joining bonus is good and we receive a competitive end of year bonus. Overall..."

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

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

"Some questions were technical based, some were questions about HSBC and the financial..."

"Recently, energy efficient restrooms have been installed on my floor. They could..."

"Managers are very accessible and everyone is willing to give you their time. Mentors..."

"HSBC has groups established for Women in Banking, Ethnic Minorities and LGBT."

"It's dependent on performing well at all times, building and maintaining good relationships,..."

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

"I'm satisfied as I have tangible outputs."

"The best thing is that HSBC global banking and market division encourages everyone..."

"The management team is rather understaffed at present when it comes to graduates..."

"The two lions that sit outside HSBC headquarters are called Stephen and Stitt and..."

"Friendly. Driven. International."

"As HSBC is a big bank, I knew that there would be a variety of opportunities and..."

"GGDP was one of the best training programmes I could have experienced. There are..."

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

"All I can think of is potentially more flexibility around exams."

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