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Hard and difficult working place
Operation Risk And Administrative Associate (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 August 2017
Hard and tough job. Good stepping stone and benefits, but hard working place. Pressure and depressed working environment. Requires lots of unexpected request.
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A workplace that provides opportunities to learn
Personal Banker (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON7 August 2017
The experience of working at one of core branches provides me opportunities to learn a lot. The more that I can learn at this position, the more helpful to my future career.
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Commercial Exposure
Commercial Account Manager (IB-SME) (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON4 August 2017
Great experience learned from dealing with client's owner / executives to daily banking activities
Maintain relationships with clients from different industries
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Large international bank with local flavour
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON1 August 2017
As a large international bank there is benefit with the international connections. Challenge is delivering on global reach with local knowledge. What works in the UK may not work in Canada.
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Boring and unproductive
Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 July 2017
Underutilizes staff, management is not aware of their employee's needs and wants. Regular performance appraisals do not occur so you are constantly not aware where you stand.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
dealing with a lot of ambiguity
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Progressive IT and Operations environment
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 July 2017
Worked with some of the most talented individuals, saw project management at its finest. The downside was that it seemed that Asians were given preference.
Cons
Bullies get promoted to senior management
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fun and friendly place
Bilingual Customer Due Diligence Specialist / AML (Former Employee) –  Krakow, AB26 July 2017
I worked for HSBC in Poland, Krakow and it is great multicultural place with professional people where I got experience in AML Customer Due Diligence.
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Stressful with a lot of potential for promotion
Premium Banker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 July 2017
Very demanding environment. Expect many unpaid hours. Benefits or very good and lots of perks to reduce costs of entertainment through Venngo. Terrible work life balance working at the branch level. They have a long way to go before they become the "best bank in town".
Pros
Job Security
Cons
No work life balance if you want to succeed
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strict and secure environment .
AML Executive (Anti - Money Laundering Executive) (Former Employee) –  Srilanka24 July 2017
It was a nice place to work even though the environment is highly secured and strict .Nine hours work with one hour break time . monitoring customer account activities and dealing with customer accounts was my task .Learned a lot about banking and systm knowledge . Had a good management who were nice and friendly .
Making decisions regarding accounts was the hardest part of the job .
Staff were given access to a snooker and table tennis table to play during free times.
Pros
free beverages
Cons
shift pattern
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VICE PRESIDENT (Commercial Banking) (Current Employee) –  new Delhi23 July 2017
Challenging workplace, great learning environment, great leadership, scale, rewarding culture.

Senior management cares about long term development of talent.
Pros
Challenging workplace, great learning environment, great leadership, scale, culture
Cons
Changes take forever to implement, slow to change
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Frantic and short staffed, little time for proper training
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC19 July 2017
Unreasonable staff cuts has resulted in frantic environment where support staff are expected to know an extensive lot of controls, regulations, and procedures, with little to no training. During probation period, if mistake occurs, Management does not assist in resolving, but rather shames the staff member in a group environment. Excessive rules become obstacles to onboard new clients. Branch environment somewhat toxic.
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Challenging work enviroment
Analyst, Corporate Banking (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON18 July 2017
job includes:Credit proposals customer due dilligence
managment is adequate
culture is not well organized
advancement opportunites are not prominent
management does not feel supportive of advancement
lots of training offered
low ceiling, good access to CEO
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Fun and Challenging
IT Consultant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC11 July 2017
Multicultural Environment. Most time are challenging work.

Must willing to work with people across the globe.

Minimum of 7.5 hrs and work longer hrs.
Pros
can work from home
Cons
multi country meeting time
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Senior Manager, Commercial Financial Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 June 2017
HSBC is a Schedule II Bank. It is part of British banking giant HSBC one of the largest banking groups in the world. HSBC Canada is the seventh largest bank in Canada, with offices in every province except Prince Edward Island, and is the largest foreign-owned bank in the country
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Lots of Heirachy
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 June 2017
Lots of heir achy and hard to get anything done. All decisions must go through multiple layers of management before anything is decided. Always cost cutting
Pros
Global Business
Cons
Too many layers of management
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Managers are not up to date with procedures and hide behind their desks
ASSISTANT MANAGER DIRECT SERVICES (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC17 June 2017
Work environment could be more supportive. Employees do not get full support from their managers who hide behind their desks and are not up to date with procedures sometimes.
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Good
Account Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON30 May 2017
The company hires great coworkers and everyone gets along well. The management needs improvement. There islack of clear communication. no room for advancement.
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great culture work place
Compliance Officer (Current Employee) –  Montreal29 May 2017
great place to work, supportive management, not micromanaged, you are free with your choices, great team, and a great manager. Highly recommended to work there
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Good place to work
Assistant Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON17 May 2017
good place to work, you get to meet lots of different types of people, learn a lot about several different professions, work with good people and managers
Pros
good advancement opportunities
Cons
some late nights
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Company with multi-cultures
Premier Officer (Current Employee) –  North Vancouver, BC7 May 2017
Busy at the Branch yet it is the place where to learn multi-tasking from handling Customers at the front to completing administrative works at the back office.
Pros
multi-tasking
Cons
long commute
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