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2015

"IT systems can be frustrating and are in need of improvement."
Graduate, London
"As HSBC is a very big company, there is often more bureaucracy."
Graduate, London
"As with many huge companies it can be difficult to navigate and understand your place in it."
Graduate, London
"Some processes can be a bit slow as the company is very risk averse and actions need many levels of approval."
Graduate, London
"IT systems are a bit outdated so certain processes can take longer than expected."
Graduate, London
"A lot is expected of every graduate. I find myself regularly having to manage people's expectations."
Graduate, London
"HSBC is a large organisation with a certain amount of bureaucracy and my hours are fairly long."
Graduate, London
"Large amounts of bureaucracy within the company and a lack of flexibility in my role."
Graduate, London
"It can be challenging working in a high intensity/very pressured environment for such long hours."
Graduate, London
"The IT system is often a headache."
Graduate, London
"The hours are occasionally quite tough in my department - this will not suit everyone."
Entry level, London
"As in any organisation of such a size, some processes at HSBC are slower because of unavoidable bureaucracy."
Entry level, London

2014

"I guess because of the organisation's incredible size there is red tape and boxes that need ticking that often cause simple non-work related tasks to take longer than they could."
Graduate, London
"A large, global organisation necessarily involves some bureaucracy."
Graduate, London
"The hours can be long."
Graduate, London
"It can sometimes be a stressful environment."
Graduate, London
"I find that the organisation structure can be very complex."
Graduate, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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