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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"Dynamic, dependable, diverse."
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  • Some felt the bank’s technology and systems were outdated.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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"Typically I work form 9am to 6pm, occasionally an extra hour or two. As a graduate..."

"Not many other grad programmes pay this much and still allow you to work 9.00 am..."

"There's a development day for the graduates every year with a ball in the evening...."

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

"The questions were predominantly a mix of motivational and behavioural/competency..."

"The office is paper free and cash free!"

"I have a senior manager as a mentor and we have frequent catch-ups. Most senior management..."

"HSBC has a strong commitment, to diversity, with various ongoing intitiatives."

"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 do a variety of task such as client planning, spotting opportunities we may be..."

"We have great exposure to many areas of the business, and HSBC puts lots of investment..."

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

"Regularly throughout the year, HSBC offer anybody the chance to compete in 'The Stairway..."

"Responsible. Varied. Senior."

"I wanted to work for HSBC because they offer the opportunity to move around, especially..."

"GGDP was one of the best training programmes I could have experienced. There are..."

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

"It would be great if HSBC offered the opportunity to complete an international r..."

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