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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
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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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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...

"Read up on the core values beforehand and remember that you are not in direct competition..."

"The culture is very warm and welcoming with a good work/life balance."

"Much better than the ridiculous hours worked by university friends on internships..."

"Free Domino's pizza gift card!"

"I was asked about how I met the values, where I showed courageous integrity, and..."

"Very satisfied – particularly with my second project where I was constantly busy..."

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

"There was not a lot of exposure to retail customers as I was not able to have appointments..."

"Extremely fun and hugely beneficial to professional development."

"The stature of HSBC itself and what I already knew about how the company worked...."

"There was an induction and multiple e-learning modules. I gained quite a lot of product-specific..."

"Have a section of the welcome day where interns are split into their regions to get..."

"Handsome compensation for a summer internship."

"Your line manager may not work with you directly but people are always willing to..."

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