Working as a Senior Business Consultant with a leading Fortune 50 bank
Senior Business Consultant (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – August 2, 2013
Pros: deep knowledge of retail banking
Cons: long hours and working across different timezones
A typical day in office involves coordinating with Business,Offshore teams from China and India.Sometimes have to undergo requirement meetings with Brazil.
Learnt to work effectively work with global teams,understand their culture, respecting the working style and yet getting the best professional results.
Have really enhanced my management capabilities – more... as I have to undertake work across 3-4 countries,ensure functional and technical completeness of a project,manage diverse cultures.
The most hard part of my job was to create behemoth Functional specifications for a truly global product,getting the global requirements,convincing the regional sites to entail the additional cost. – less
Everything about HSBC was great....colleagues, managers...what I liked the most was the fact that everyone was bilingual.....it didn't matter if you spoke English or French, we all understood each other.
Personal Banker & Relationship Manager (Former Employee), Montréal, QC – March 29, 2013
Develop insightful corporate finance presentations for senior management, tailored according to audience and event Investigate and present recommendations for special projects related to business operations Provide analytical support for various departmental financial books Develop flexible and accurate financial models and reports Manage – more... incoming analytics and reporting requests and engage stakeholders to understand the underlying business problem, base assumptions and desired outcomes. Provide efficient customer service while promoting bolstering a positive image of the HSBC Proactively promote, sell and deliver a full range of business/personal products and service and screen for appropriate referral or relationship management opportunities (ex: credit management, securities, private banking, trusts, etc.) Monitor existing assigned portfolio as per Bank policy. Maintain a call program to service existing clients, identifying customer needs. – less
Senior Commercial Banking Officer (Current Employee), Montreal Quebec – March 20, 2013
Pros: staff rates
Cons: long hours
HSBC Bank requires that I pay close attention to detail as I must be one hundred percent accurate in all my tasks. On some days I must perform internal audits and am tasked with opening non-standard, irregular commercial accounts which may pose reputational risks to the bank. This is one of the harder tasks of my job.
The most enjoyable part is meeting – more... interesting clients with unique business models. Everyone is different and assessing the needs of each and every commercial client is a challenge. It involves assessing risk, and ensuring that all HSBC policy is met which requires coordination with our legal department as well as ensuring that all OFSI (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada) requirements are also met. However, getting to know new companies and closing big accounts for the bank is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of my job.
In my three years at the bank I have had to develop excellent organizational skills and I now have demonstrated proficiency in all core office administration functions, including an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, document preparation, internal/external communications, data and records management, meeting scheduling, and task prioritization. – less
Productive work environment, room for growth in financial industry
Account Executive (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – March 12, 2013
Pros: bonus structure, large incentives
Cons: lacking on proper management guidelines
My duties at Hsbc Finance included simplifying customers financial situation with company products, ei 2nd mortgage, loans, lines of credits, consolidation. I've learned to work well and understand a customers perspective at times of need and by assisting them to my best ability by providing them with the best option available that will support their – more... personal financial needs. Managment was not on its firm side, there could have been a lot more ways to help me excell in my position. Had to self teach myself as well as learn from some unexperienced co-workers to learn in this company. My co-workers were always there to help with compliance issues and always made sure my work was done properly. Hardest part of my job was to have every file precise so that it is complient. Acheiving a customers needs and wants, and seeing my work has really benefitted their situation. – less
I handled my workload efficiently and accurately. - was able to persuade management and client of how much time would be save if the client co-ope
Filing Clerk (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – March 5, 2013
Pros: peacefull enviorement
- I handled my workload efficiently and accurately. - was able to persuade management and client of how much time would be save if the client co-operate and provided us with accurate and timely information which would result in faster processing. - An excellent company where growth and challenges are. - Close working relationship - Nothing. - Being – more... constantly busy analyzing and resolving problems both customer and department related. – less
Account Executive (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – February 12, 2013
• Meet or exceed sales goals/targets • Assist the Branch Sales Manager with auditing, loan documentation, proceeds disbursement and counter-payment processing. • Perform mortgage closing ( 2nd mortgages ) delinquency follow-up, credit inquiries, and loan approvals. • Bank promotional programs, and direct marketing initiatives by executing customer calling – more... in a professional and efficient manner (outbound/inbound calls). • Responsible to maintain a superior, high quality, and courteous service to promote retail products to attract, retain and expand customer relationship. Capability, identifying and understanding customers' needs and goals in order to resolve issues quickly and effectively – less
ORA Associate (Current Employee), Montreal, Quebec – November 21, 2012
Pros: understanding managers
Cons: poor advancement
HSBC is world renounned. You get to meet people from all around the world as clients and coworkers. One of the more difficult parts about the job is the lack of organization with the administrative staff and cashiers, sometimes being too interconnected isn't something good.