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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Challenging and rewarding."
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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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...

"Read the news (Economic Times, BBC Business, FT, etc.) and try to link your experiences..."

"Graduate are all of a similar culture and like to socialise after work. I have also..."

"Business dress in the office. You have your own desk for each rotation, located by..."

"Life as a graduate will often involve long hours in the office, but this varies a..."

"It increased a lot in the first six months. However, it is still below some other..."

"The pension scheme is extremely competitive with company standard contribution percentage..."

"The recruitment process is rigorous, and similar to what you would expect at other..."

"I was asked to talk about my motivation for joining HSBC, motivation for joining..."

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

"Mentors are available and often very senior. Feedback is regularly written and fed..."

"My company has a high-profile initiative for gender equality at all levels of management..."

"Senior management assure us of great plans for the graduate class to become future..."

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

"At present, my work is somewhat administrative so it is fairly routine. I'm undertaking..."

"Good company with a great culture and a positive working environment."

"The hours can be long."

"We are all getting an extra days holiday next year to celebrate our 150th annive..."

"Responsible. Varied. Senior."

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

"The informal training is good as colleagues will give you time to explain things...."

"Applicants are encouraged from all backgrounds and there is certainly no rule in..."

"Given the company's global status, there should be opportunities for international..."

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