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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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

What insiders say about...

"Be confident. Research the company well and use initiative."

"Everyone was very welcoming and I was invited on team social events out of hours..."

"Work hours were generally quite good. I worked 8.30 am – 5.00 pm."

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

"What did I know about the bank? Why did I want to work for the bank? What interested..."

"I got a lot of projects while working in commercial, which I really enjoyed because..."

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

"Sometimes you're left alone without any guidance, which can become frustrating. However,..."

"A great and varied experience."

"The global recognition and opportunities within the organisation."

"The mandatory learning was useful to an extent but I felt that I learned the most..."

"The freedom to choose where placements will be."

"Handsome compensation for a summer internship."

"I always felt very integrated and that my direct supervisors were completely accessible...."

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