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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, ethics-driven, professional, personal development focused, and international."
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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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...

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"It's competitive pay with solid benefits."

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"Initiatives include paper use reduction, electricity management."

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

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"The people, the support, the opportunities. The list goes on and on."

"IT systems are a bit outdated so certain processes can take longer than expected..."

"One of the very first customers on the ledger from 150 years ago still banks here..."

"Challenging and rewarding."

"It was the opportunity for a structured career path and the way the company invests..."

"I think we get trained very well. I have been on a number of useful courses."

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

"I would have liked the opportunity to do rotations in different regions."

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