HSBC Employee Reviews in Canada

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Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 24, 2015
They strive to make employees better and encourage advancement within the company. Training was excellent, wonderful co-workers. Great place to work.
Pros
Great people
Cons
none
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Average bank
Premier Relationship Manager, Full-Time (Former Employee) –  VancouverOctober 19, 2015
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.
Pros
Benefits. Advancement. Salary
Cons
Corporate culture. Treatment of clients
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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
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
Pros
nothing
Cons
too much to mention
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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
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.
Pros
Bonus
Cons
layoffs
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It has been a great experience.
Manager, AML Investigations (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 20, 2015
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.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
distance
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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
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.
Pros
Independence within a team
Cons
Nothing
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Stands out as a banking institution
Recovery Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  MontrealJune 6, 2015
Good company to work for, creativity will be encouraged. Work life balance is highly supported and appreciated by employees.
Pros
Remote Work
Cons
Approval processes are long
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Great salary but poor culture and management
compliance analyst (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMay 22, 2015
Your entire career here will be kissing rear ends for the privilege of being spoken down to everyday.

It's one thing to be spoken down to by, say, the CEO, but when its a consistent stream of middle management donkeys with no real education or self worth, it becomes a little frustrating.

I would say the pay is decent and security is sound, but the culture is very poor and riddled with agency-principal conflicts straight out of a management 101 textbook.

Might be for you, not for me!
Pros
Good pay
Cons
poor culture, ineffective and inexperienced leaders
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Operations Specialist
Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  VancouverMay 11, 2015
Great place to work. Salary and Benefits could be better. It is difficult for an employee to connect with the management.
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Productive
SR. ADMINISTRATION CLERK (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCApril 15, 2015
Reception - Word documents/filing; prepare training binders.

Don't be afraid of failure

Good support

Friendly and busy

Heavy work load without the resources

People
Pros
People
Cons
Lack of resources
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A great company with global opportunities
Marketing and Communication Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BCMarch 31, 2015
I have worked for HSBC for 8 years and overall, I've enjoyed it.
The teams are strong, the expectations are high, compensations packages are fair- however, work -life balance is non existent.

Its an excellent company for upward mobility, but being the large company that it is, it can be very political. If you are aware and comfortable with this, then the awareness will lead you to success within it.

With the ongoing restructures, hiring freezes etc this company has been in shift for the past 5 years, that said- change always brings opportunity. Good place to be for those looking to learn and grow within a large multinational environment with global opp.
Pros
work flex, strong teams and vacation
Cons
long hours
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HSBC Canada: Lack of job growth, discriminative, confused management
HSBC (Former Employee) –  HSBCMarch 30, 2015
Lack of growth opportunities, whatever they have go to those with some connection, nepotism, mangement is very confused; growing one year and contracting next year, lot of negative media publicity, job culture is very bureaucratic, run like imperialist mind.

Good for new entrants to learn and move onwards to a different organization.

HSBC international is completely different than HSBC canada, slow integration.
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Low pay
Personal Banker (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BCMarch 4, 2015
Good work/life balance but pay is low.

Pros:
Good work/life balance
Minor employee perks such as staff rate on exchange rates.
Most service fees waived.

Cons:
Not enough hours at some branches
Some branches schedule you in for 3-4 hours shift.
Pay is low in general, all the way up to branch manager level.
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