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Get the inside buzz from interns at HSBC

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Balanced, insightful, great."
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  • The system of two rotations allows interns to get exposure to many areas of the business.
  • The hours were seen as reasonable for a banking internship.
  • A welcoming and inclusive atmosphere helped interns to settle in to their role easily.
  • The global reach of the bank means there are many opportunities and interesting work.


  • The placement of interns may mean there are not many in the same location.
  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.
  • While managers were willing to help when they could, some interns found that they were often too busy to do so.
  • Remuneration was felt to be less than competitors, though still generous for an internship.

What insiders say about...

"Tip: get in touch with others who work at, or have worked at, HSBC in order to gain..."

"As an intern, I felt a part of the team. However, there were few social activiti..."

"Work hours were good but dependent on your team's status and your level of respo..."

"I got tickets to see England play cricket at Edgbaston."

"I had to do a role play where I was asked to assess a loan application. I was also..."

"Assisting with spreadsheets/filing/risk work was useful, if a touch uninspiring...."

"The best thing about an HSBC internship is how open and friendly everyone is."

"I was the only intern in my location. I feel it would have been better if there was..."

"Balanced, insightful, great."

"HSBC was the only company that provided insight into the branch aspect of retail..."

"The mandatory training was a bit dull but very helpful. This was especially true..."

"Weekly reviews for feedback."

"I was able to cover all of my costs but wasn't left with much at the end."

"I had a good experience with this but they do expect you to communicate back. You..."

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