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Excellent team leads and co workers
Senior Underwriter (Current Employee), Burnaby bcJanuary 26, 2016
Pros: Enjoy working 2 days at home and 2 days in the office
Cons: Really enjoy my job so do not see any cons .
Start work 4.30am to 2.00 pm - Monday to Thursday.
Review, adjudicate application with an approval or decline.
Coach branches to restructure files to reduce the banks risk and adhere to lending policy and guidelines.
Analyze financial statements and vet income documentations.
Pull title searches and review appraisals, purchase agreements .
Ensure property meets banks guidelines.
On an ongoing basis coach and mentor new staff.
Assist co workers on complex deals.
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Great Entry Level Position
Fraud Detection Specialist (Current Employee), Markham, ONJanuary 23, 2016
Pros: Lunches provided by building management, great co workers, easy tasks
Cons: inconsistent shift work, dismissive management
Tasks are very repetitive and do not offer much experience, not much room for advancement within the team, awesome co-workers, worst shift work - no 2 consecutive days off, often asked to work 6 days a week, one extreme shift (start 7 am one day, two days later, start 4pm), management dismissive of suggestions. Great entry level position for students and young professionals. Apply within after 1 year as the organization is keen to internal hiring.
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Very accomodating environement and friendly environement
Level 2 System Support Technician (Former Employee), Montréal, QCJanuary 20, 2016
Pros: Flexibility
Cons: Must be very passionate to users of different roles within the company
Very good hours, always flexible schedule, you are the boss of your time management, the more productive you are, the more time you have to perform multiple tasks to increase your productivity level
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Learning Environment
Account Executive/Mortgage Agent (Former Employee), Greater Sudbury, ONDecember 31, 2015
every day was a busy day, always on your toes. Learning abilities on a day to day bases. Small location, hand full of staff. Facing the challenges' to meet personal financial goals. Enjoyable company overall.
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Could be better
Fast Forward Trainee - Commercial banking (Former Employee), Montréal, QCDecember 19, 2015
The company has a lot of silos. It is trying to safe cost and the their best practice now is to laid-off employees regardless of how long they have served the company for.
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Big institution
Premium Banker (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCNovember 15, 2015
An excellent bank and has many opportunities offer within the firm.Downside is that you have too many compliance procedures and regulatory requirements to follow.
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the perfect work place
QA Analyst (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 4, 2015
Management is good, helpful
coworkers were very nice
hardworking ,
easy working environment,
while working we never get tired
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Excellent
Operations Specialist (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 24, 2015
Pros: Great people
Cons: none
They strive to make employees better and encourage advancement within the company. Training was excellent, wonderful co-workers. Great place to work.
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Average bank
Premier Relationship Manager, Full-Time (Former Employee), VancouverOctober 19, 2015
Pros: Benefits. Advancement. Salary
Cons: Corporate culture. Treatment of clients
Depending on which branch you work, it could be a good experience or a horrible one. Hard target driven and lack of focus on client base. Most of the time was dealing with client complaints.
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Promotes work/ life balance
Premier Officer (Current Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 13, 2015
HSBC is a great company to work for as it promotes work/ life balance, however, it is very limited for career advancements.
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Excellent
Business Consultant / Project Manager (Current Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 13, 2015
Excellent - good place to work for.
Fun workplace with supportive management.
Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company.
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The worst international corporate in the world
Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 7, 2015
Pros: nothing
Cons: too much to mention
No flexibility at work, do not have official breaks and only have 30 mins paid lunch hour, rest of 30 mins is unpaid.

Do not have sick leaves, personal and floating days, they group them into TOP days, your sick leaves and annual leaves are all under this TOP program.

Bad management, keep changing policy and loads of useless meetings form the management

Coworkers are not nice and very impolite, pay is bad and benefits are just so-so.

Think before getting into HSBC
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Excellent company to work for if you want exposure to projects around the world
IT Project Manager Consultant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 12, 2015
Although, there are challenges in the standardization of their various PM methodologies and practicies, this is a great company to work for if you want exposure to global projects; Company also supports work/life balance and salary is competitive with the market. If you are a full-time employee; they will invest in your education and training.
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Learning experience with time to develop personal skills
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), DelhiAugust 9, 2015
• Analyzed the completeness & accuracy of financial statements of borrower companies.
• Accurately entered the financial numbers of borrower companies in Moody's Financial Analyst.
• Tested the financial ratios as per loan agreement & reported compliance.
• Followed up with underwriters & branches (phone & email) about any errors & possible corrections.
• Submitted daily exception report to share the feedback & financial analysis.
• Assisted as a coach to fully train new associates joining our team.
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HSBC working
Video Collaboration Consultant (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCJuly 20, 2015
Pros: Bonus
Cons: layoffs
Great place to work, an excellent work life balance environment. HSBC celebrates every one and appreciates their employees. I found the management to be easy to get along with. I enjoyed my co workers.
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It has been a great experience.
Manager, AML Investigations (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 20, 2015
Pros: Free coffee
Cons: distance
Great company to work for. I enjoyed working there. A lot of learning opportunities and training available. I learned a lot in my role there and I had the support of the managers.
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Good working environment
Premium Banker (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 7, 2015
Coming to work and meeting with clients to discuss the future from a financial prospective. Helping people understand products
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Great work environment with ample learning opportunities.
Personal Banker (Former Employee), White Rock, BCJuly 6, 2015
Provided timely and accurate services to individual and business clients. Opened accounts and cross sold additional products and services while ensuring operational and system compliance. Researched and responded to competitor strategies, resolved customer concerns and built client lists. Opened branch, served as cash custodian, and balanced total daily branch transactions and cash balances.
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Fast paced work environment
Backend Executive (Contractual) (Former Employee), New DelhiJuly 4, 2015
It is very fast paced working environment required detail attention, keep you busy and active during shift. I got to learn how to put detail attention in every task.
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HSBC experience
Account Executive (Former Employee), Vaughan, ONJune 10, 2015
Pros: Independence within a team
Cons: Nothing
It was a fun work place where I contributed immensely to the growth of the company. Customer satisfaction was my priority.

I followed company policies and protected company's image and growth.
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Headquarters
London, UK
Revenue
more than $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
Industry
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