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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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

"Be confident in your own ability and think before answering questions. It is not..."

"We were invited to several social events. This was never just as a way of networking,..."

"My work hours were the standard 9.00 am – 5.00 pm with a lunch break."

"I got some free goodies from a client while at a meeting during my commercial banking..."

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

"I was trusted with a lot of work so I was very pleased. Sometimes it wasn't that..."

"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..."

"Varied and insightful."

"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..."

"I'd like to be around other interns more. Perhaps they could be placed more regionally...."

"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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