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7.0 / 10

(based on 53 ratings in 2015)

2015

"The company is slowly moving away from time-in-service based promotion towards a meritocracy."
Graduate, London
"You have the ability to drive your own development and in a company as large as HSBC, the sky is the limit. As graduates, you are given ample exposure to senior leadership and are encouraged to aim high to become the future leaders of the bank."
Graduate, New York
"HSBC offers graduates lots of encouragement to grow and develop."
Graduate, London
"You can't move up until you complete the graduate scheme but once you have you move up."
Graduate, London
"If you have the desire to perform and then deliver you will be more likely to be promoted. Good talent is recognised and many opportunities exist for graduates to move around within Technology and also other areas of the bank. Some graduates have moved into permanent roles within the bank already showing the talent they have."
Graduate, London
"There is a defined line of progression in my role. Technical skills need to be combined with good personal skills and you must demonstrate an ability to work with integrity."
Graduate, London
"Promotions are related to performance and experience. The ease with which one can move up in the ranks reflects this appropriately."
Graduate, London
"Personally, I have a very clear path to promotion with detailed objectives to ensure that I stay on track for the year and achieve what I need to."
Graduate, London
"HSBC is a very large organisation so it is possible but I feel it can be very difficult to get promoted - many people stay a long time so senior spots take a while to open up."
Graduate, London

2014

"Every year the management team will review everyone's profile and plan a suitable career path."
Graduate, London
"Strong performers are rewarded accordingly. However, I feel that the precise requirements of the promotion process can be a bit opaque."
Graduate, London
"If you have ability and determination, I think promotion opportunities are attainable."
Graduate,
"Senior management assure us of great plans for the graduate class to become future leaders; the process for upwards progression however is a little unclear. In technology there is not the typical Analyst>Associate>etc. progression, so much would seem to depend on your sponsor, manager and team."
Graduate, London
"The company, as a precedent, does not over hire during good times and then cut back significantly during periods of financial instability. As a result, there is plenty of scope for progression should you perform well in your role."
Graduate, London
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