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2016

"HSBC has an incredible global reach. I have already been working with people in India and France and will hopefully be branching out into more of Europe soon as well. HSBC's size means that you can be involved in many aspects of finance without ever having to leave the bank. Effectively, you can have multiple careers in one."
Graduate, London
"There's a huge amount of scope for development and career opportunities."
Graduate, Liverpool
"The flexibility you get over the roles you take and the work you get involved with. You can really control what you do and pick what interests you."
Graduate, London
"Diversity – there's lots to get involved with. The grad scheme allows you to move departments every six months so you can get a really good insight into many different areas."
Graduate, London
"There are lots of opportunities. You're treated with respect even at a junior level."
Graduate, southampton
"Good company with a great culture and a positive working environment."
Graduate, London
"Your career can take many directions and there's a culture that encourages lateral moves. It's also collegiate and friendly – interactions do not feel hierarchical and colleagues seem to genuinely want to teach and support others. Work/life balance is very decent by City standards."
Graduate, London
"The rotational aspect of the graduate scheme as well as the masses of friendly, helpful and experienced colleagues and great development opportunities."
Graduate, Various across UK
"The people, the support, the opportunities. The list goes on and on."
Graduate, London
"There are global career opportunities, including International Short Term Assignments. We also get great support for international career development."
Graduate, London

2015

"The people are a great plus; everyone is helpful and welcoming. The work is interesting too."
Graduate, London
"There are opportunities to work internationally, a good salary and benefits. Nice supportive colleagues and a focus on development from management."
Graduate, New York
"Great culture within the bank, everyone is very friendly and helpful. HSBC also has a global presence, with offices all over the world."
Graduate, London
"Internal opportunities to work in different teams and locations."
Graduate, London
"Emphasis on graduate development and the training we receive. We have had responsibility from day one in our roles."
Graduate, London
"Good team atmosphere and not as aggressive as certain other investment banks. Equally global opportunities are almost unrivalled."
Graduate, London
"The rotational graduate scheme provides opportunity for accelerated learning and development."
Graduate, London
"HSBC has a great international focus, very good values and offers lots of opportunities for development."
Graduate, London/Hong Kong
"The collaborative culture of the company and the variety of roles that are on offer at HSBC."
Graduate, London
"I like my team which is quite diverse in terms of background. Since the bank has an angle towards China, I feel my background can help a lot for the daily work of my desk."
Graduate, London
"Friendly and helpful team, great culture, working with international colleagues."
Graduate, London
"HSBC offers an excellent graduate training programme with the ability to rotate across a number of divisions."
Graduate, London
"A friendly and highly supportive environment with a very fair attitude demonstrated towards graduates."
Graduate, London
"The training and supervision of the graduates is very good. People are generally nice and helpful. Good atmosphere and team spirit in the workplace."
Graduate, London

2014

"The best thing is that HSBC global banking and market division encourages everyone to rotate to different teams/departments within the company, so you can gain a snapshot of company's current state and future vision fast."
Graduate, London
"Work is largely enjoyable and challenging. Plus, the people are really nice and there is a good culture."
Graduate, London
"We have great exposure to many areas of the business, and HSBC puts lots of investment into your career."
Graduate, London
"HSBC's culture is friendly and inclusive, and the interconnectivity between colleagues around the world is very strong."
Graduate, London
"The best thing for me is HSBC's global reach, particularly their ability to connect with people all around the world."
Graduate, London
"For me, the best things are the good working conditions and remuneration, the interesting and diverse placements available, the opportunity to gain key business and management skills, and the opportunity for overseas travel."
Graduate,
"Opportunities for development, networking events, and the support from managers are all some of the best aspects of working for HSBC."
Graduate, Sheffield
"HSBC has a very open culture, where connecting and collaborating with others is encouraged; people are generally approachable and there is not so much focus on the corporate hierarchy."
Graduate, London
"HSBC has a great culture, and a friendly, open environment."
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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