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Get the inside buzz from graduates at HSBC

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 67 ratings in 2015)
"Global, connected and leading!"
  • 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
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What insiders say about...

"My advice for candidates is to be honest and to not pretend to be anything they're..."

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

"My office is in an excellent location. Facilities within the building are also extremely..."

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

"We are definitely in line with our competitors on a base pay level."

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

"There was an initial online application form with competency and motivational questions...."

"Questions were a mixture of competency-based, motivational and technical. A lot of..."

"Initiatives include paper use reduction, electricity management."

"We are assigned both a line manager and mentor (senior team member from a different..."

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

"If you have the desire to perform and then deliver you will be more likely to be..."

"HSBC runs a number of projects, which employees are actively encouraged to get involved..."

"I work in Rates Central Banks Sales, which provides interest rates products/solutions,..."

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

"Some processes can be a bit slow as the company is very risk averse and actions need..."

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

"Dynamic, dependable, diverse."

"HSBC has a strong focus on emerging markets and is known for being generally risk-averse,..."

"The graduate training is very rewarding, we received six weeks intensive training..."

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

"A little bit of clearer communication would be useful."

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