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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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

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