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4.1 of 5 stars (11 Ratings)

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Internship

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great brand name in Asia across commercial and retail banking

Downers

Weak investment banking franchise with operations focused on emerging markets

Advice to Candidates

Great firm within the commercial banking space. Not so for investment banking.

HSBC

5.0 of 5 stars

December 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great firm to work for, friendly staff and great atmosphere. I learnt a lot.

Downers

There were not many negatives, still waiting or a reply for an internship.

Advice to Candidates

Make sure you know the industry and HSBC's place in it, otherwise you wont e selected.

Strategy & Planning Intern

5.0 of 5 stars

March 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

You are sorrounded with very smart people. Salary is above average. Interesting work within a multinational corporation

Downers

Non existent HR. Organization and chains of command are a mess. Working hours can get crazy long

Advice to Candidates

I was lucky to get an internship in Strategy & Planning which allows me to see the workings of this big company. All I can say is that for someone who is just starting out, it was a great experience

Investment Banking review

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

great culture and environment, Intelligent and ambitious people, Challenging job

Downers

Hard working hours and difficult projects, they expect a lot from you

Advice to Candidates

I encourage people to apply to their investment banking division as it is a great experience where you ought to learn and work a lot.

Private Bank HK

4.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Friendly and nice. People are willing to teach so it is okay to be inexperienced.

Downers

Slow pace and very stable, you are likely to loss passion after awhile

Advice to Candidates

Have a comprehensive understanding of HSBC and the industry before the interview.

HSBC Private Banking HK

4.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People are very nice and friendly. They are willing to teach people so it is okay to be inexperienced.

Downers

The pace is very slow and stable, you may get too comfortable after awhile and loss your passion.

Advice to Candidates

Just have a comprehensive understanding of HSBC and banking industry before going to an interview.

Summer Intern

4.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Most people are brilliant and team oriented. The firm is highly entrepreneurial.

Downers

Very large firm, so therefore can be difficult to get things done at a quicker pace

Advice to Candidates

They look for an interest in EM's and an interest in developing this knowledge.

Retail Banking Internship

4.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

great pay, reimbursed for almost everything, Work life balance is fair,

Downers

hierarchy within the firm is key,I didn't even get to shadow some of the work senior colleges do.

Advice to Candidates

Be yourself, show initiative, be prepared and know your news very well

HSBC review

4.0 of 5 stars

February 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The salary is pretty high compared to other banks in America

Downers

Job security is not good and lots of working hours

Advice to Candidates

If you are willing to work hard and get promoted quickly, go there

OK

3.0 of 5 stars

February 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Varied, interesting, good opportunities for international travel. Can go to lots of places

Downers

Hierarchical, sometimes people do not work together. Some issues with capability

Advice to Candidates

Think about ways in which projects can be effective in a matrix environment.

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