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Get the inside buzz from graduates at HSBC

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Supportive, demanding, rigorous, dependable."
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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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...

"Read up on HSBC, make sure you know about the history and values of HSBC. A good..."

"It's very hierarchical but there is a good work ethic in the teams I have worked..."

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

"Depending on the placement, the company is extremely flexible on working hours and..."

"I think I get paid very well."

"We get moving expenses, my pension pot is growing rapidly and I enjoy the gym in..."

"To apply I had to complete a long online application, followed by numerical testing,..."

"In my interview there were questions on the future of the EU, life experience questions..."

"There is a drive for employees to be greener and for the bank's investments to be..."

"Given the small size of the department, the level of exposure I have to senior management..."

"The company make a point to reach out to women and minorities. There are flexible..."

"There is a defined line of progression in my role. Technical skills need to be combined..."

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

"My work is variable and challenging. Day-to-day responsibilities are flexible and..."

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

"A behemoth of an organisation means it can be bureaucratic and slow to change. This..."

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

"International, global, open, friendly."

"The reputation, the people and that fact that everyone I'd met who has worked there..."

"There is a lot of training but most of the learning is on the job. You can also sign..."

"The company hires people based on their ability and potential, not their backgro..."

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

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