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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Global, stable, inclusive, growing."
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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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 had to apply for an internship through an online application, psychometric testing,..."

"The culture is great - it encourages you to learn and to ask questions in a pleasant..."

"Great office location and facilities including a gym, canteen, dry cleaners and doctors/dentist...."

"The current role I am doing has a shift pattern. However, there is flexibility and..."

"Graduate-level base salaries are largely uniform across the largest banks, and HSBC..."

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

"I came through an internship and then a graduate programme with various interviews..."

"Questions I was asked included: why HSBC? Why Operations? What is going on in the..."

"Many initiatives are currently being implemented. Everyone at the head office tends..."

"The company has a very collegiate atmosphere and friendly senior management who engaged..."

"There aren't many women in IT in banks. However, I get to work with people from all..."

"HSBC is a very large organisation so it is possible but I feel it can be very difficult..."

"There are frequent charity events, and a graduate charity stream for new joiners..."

"I'm currently in a sales role covering UK banks and building societies on rates ..."

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

"It can sometimes be a stressful environment."

"HSBC stands for The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation."

"Friendly. Driven. International."

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

"The Global Analyst Induction Programme was a great introduction to the business and..."

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

"I would like the company to increase level of training on technology scheme."

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