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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Insightful and useful. A great way to meet people."
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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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...

"Just be yourself and don't stress out. The main thing is to remain calm in all situations..."

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

"I worked anywhere between 40 and 60 hours per week depending on my own schedule and..."

"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 was very satisfied and was given real work that contributed to my team's goals...."

"I loved having the opportunity to take ownership of two separate projects. Working..."

"Trying to gain system access and the slow computers. The length of the commute I..."

"Varied and insightful."

"The fact that HSBC is a multinational company and I would get the chance to work..."

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

"Weekly reviews for feedback."

"The remuneration is at a good level."

"Everyone around you is busy but will still take the time to talk to you if you have..."

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