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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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

"I would recommend paying attention to the company's values, as they are an important..."

"I would describe the culture here as hard working but with a very flat and open structure...."

"The HSBC HQ is one of London and Canary Wharf's signature buildings. Offices and..."

"Typically I work form 9am to 6pm, occasionally an extra hour or two. As a graduate..."

"Very competitive starting salary."

"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..."

"A decent mixture between technical and competency based questions, ranging from explain..."

"The new offices that are built are very ecologically minded, as are our data centres...."

"I have found that everyone is friendly and willing to interact. Graduates are assigned..."

"There is a well-established diversity group that holds regular functions, and these..."

"Strong performers are rewarded accordingly. However, I feel that the precise requirements..."

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

"Managing public sector client's day to day banking needs"

"HSBC offers an excellent graduate training programme with the ability to rotate across..."

"IT systems can be frustrating and are in need of improvement."

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

"Great opportunities but requires patience!"

"I wanted to work for HSBC because they offer the opportunity to move around, especially..."

"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 backgrounds...."

"I would have liked more time spent on division specific skills."

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