Room for advancement, yet strict work culture
Account Manager, Commercial Real Estate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 July 2014
HSBC facilitated my foray into the financial industry, having studied business management in school.
Starting as a Customer Service Representative, I worked my way through to an Account Management position with support from superiors all the way through.
Having transitioned from a smaller, local branch, to the main downtown branch, work culture shifted from a more relaxed, open culture, to a very political, closed culture.
This made it difficult to continue in this environment, as superiors were not open to new ideas and led with a tight fist.
Although the company as a whole is a great place to work given the international work opportunities, the right mentorship, leadership and management I feel needs greater improvement to encourage younger employees to thrive.