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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Responsible. Varied. Senior."
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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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...

"Be yourself and be honest. It's okay to not know the answer to something."

"The team is nice and many people from different departments often come together and..."

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

"In my experience, hours are not flexible and are quite long; I work from 9:30am until..."

"At present, I believe it's a very fair salary and in line with the nature of the..."

"We have a good gym in the office, are able to get taxis, have our dinner expenses..."

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

"Questions ranged from 'what made you go from Biology to Banking?' 'What do you think..."

"There is a good commitment from HSBC on carbon footprint reduction."

"We have an open design office and HSBC values 'connection,' which together means..."

"HSBC is acutely aware of the traditional imbalances in the finance industry, and..."

"Senior management assure us of great plans for the graduate class to become future..."

"HSBC runs a number of projects, which employees are actively encouraged to get involved..."

"I would say the role is 80% origination plus 20% execution; it requires a lot of..."

"Friendly and helpful team, great culture, working with international colleagues."

"Being restricted by regulations and cost-cutting."

"In Hong Kong, we still print the money. Literally."

"Global, ambitious, connected, solid, dependable!"

"HSBC has a good graduate scheme which gives you a broad experience and helps you..."

"I have had soft skills training and more technical training relating to other aspects..."

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

"I would like the company to provide better sector specific training."

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