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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Global, stable, inclusive, growing."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.7 / 10
 
 
Training
7.8 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Dig beneath the surface and make sure you have a good understanding of the current..."

"The social life within the company is something that I feel is incomparable to many..."

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

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

"My pay is massively above that of my contemporaries."

"Perks include a very competitive DCS pension, dinner and a taxi home on the company..."

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

"Give an example of when you have been open. Give an example of when you have been..."

"There are a lot of recycling bins."

"Junior managers are hands-on with regular meetings. Senior managers hold regular..."

"I am part of a diversity-driven employee-resource group committed to this. I think..."

"Promotions are related to performance and experience. The ease with which one can..."

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

"I have been given a lot of responsibility and full ownership of entire aspects of..."

"The best thing for me is HSBC's global reach, particularly their ability to connect..."

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

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

"Stable, fair and very international."

"I was lucky enough to complete work experience in another part of the organisation...."

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

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

"More communication between graduate teams, managers and graduates."

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