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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A great and varied experience."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.9 / 10
 
Training
6.9 / 10
 
Remuneration
7.9 / 10
 
Integration
8.0 / 10
 

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"Extremely fun and hugely beneficial to professional development."

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

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

"IT equipment should be set up prior to the start of the internship."

"The pay was very good for a first-year summer internship."

"Communication with my supervisors was very good. We had an official weekly catch-up..."

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