Get the inside buzz from interns at HSBC

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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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

"Don't be afraid to take the lead and always get involved in group work. Don't think..."

"I was very included in the team culture of events and everyone was very friendly,..."

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

"Dinners with managers and the networking opportunities were incredible. I found ways..."

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

"I enjoyed interacting with customers."

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

"I didn't spend much time with my line manager as they were very busy and out of the..."

"Insightful and useful. A great way to meet people."

"The global recognition and opportunities within the organisation."

"Training was always available online. I had two days of soft skill training at the..."

"Weekly reviews for feedback."

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

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

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