Get the inside buzz from graduates at HSBC

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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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

"Develop views on what the world will be like in the medium and long term. Ask yourself:..."

"The bank really has a soft and inclusive culture. People are in general very friendly..."

"Our office in Canary Wharf is so very modern. The dress code smart, always, but how..."

"Typically I work form 9am to 6pm, occasionally an extra hour or two. As a graduate..."

"Good remuneration and pension package."

"You get financial help for moving costs at the start of scheme. There are lots of..."

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

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

"There are a lot of recycling bins."

"Managers are very accessible and everyone is willing to give you their time. Mentors..."

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

"Every year the management team will review everyone's profile and plan a suitable..."

"Corporate social responsibility, in particular the environmental aspect, is very..."

"I'm satisfied as I have tangible outputs."

"I like my team which is quite diverse in terms of background. Since the bank has..."

"As HSBC is a very big company, there is often more bureaucracy."

"We have Europe's biggest corporate gym in our office."

"Open, dependable, connected."

"The development opportunities."

"Huge amount of formal and informal training – it's intense but very enjoyable,..."

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

"There could be more ability to see other functions of the bank."

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