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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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

"Tip: get in touch with others who work at, or have worked at, HSBC in order to gain..."

"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."

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

"The questions were mostly about demonstrating values and behaviours as well as my..."

"In my first placement, I was given a project and free reign to organise that project..."

"Being given lots of responsibility and placed in the deep end straight away. Everyone..."

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

"An eye-opening experience with a great learning curve."

"The great company name and the chance to work in London. It also came strongly recommended..."

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

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

"The internship is paid very well on the pro-rata salary, even if it is slightly less..."

"I had a good experience with this but they do expect you to communicate back. You..."

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