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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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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...

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

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

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

"The facilities at the office such as the gym and dry cleaners etc."

"I was asked to explain how I had dealt with a challenge I'd faced and what I had..."

"I was assigned very demanding work that was held to a high standard. However, the..."

"The development available. You have great support from both your colleagues and placement..."

"The four-week rotation doesn't really give enough time to get your teeth into anything..."

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

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

"I think the training could have focused less on the values (we already had to know..."

"Have a section of the welcome day where interns are split into their regions to get..."

"I was able to cover all of my costs but wasn't left with much at the end."

"They make really good mentors. I had regular feedback meetings and they would always..."

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