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International fun company
Officer banking real estate (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC4 November 2016
Great banking where learning is endless and being able to travel around the world and work for the same employer is great . Great advantage to work your lifestyle trew work and family by flex time .
Pros
Flex time
Cons
You need to be a hard worker
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Fun place to work at
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Montreal, quebec19 October 2016
Great downtown offices Employers is a very employee-friendly company that provides a great work life balance and flexible work hours. Culture is very conservative and status quo can be strong.
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daily operation job
STR Filer (Contract), AML (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 October 2016
Daily operation work but needs attention to details; nice team environment. Good place to start you banking career. most of time no need to work overtime.
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Working and progress
Customer Service Al Hajweri Trading (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 October 2016
Bank is good and its environment is also. Only one issue that conditions are more favorable if you are from Hong Kong or China.
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Good benefits, very limited progression
Manager (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC5 October 2016
HSBC group development is undergoing a transformation and is very much in a sate of transition. Overall a good company to work for but currently in a state of change.
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Company with growth potential
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Canada8 September 2016
Overall professional setting.
Clean, safe environment.
Diverse culture.
Hoping more branches are created without country.
Extracurricular events always happening.
Pros
Diversity
Cons
Communication
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Don't work here.
PERSONAL BANKER (PART-TIME) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON7 September 2016
HSBC is not a good place to work for anyone who wants a good work life balance. There is a LOT of pressure to meet targets, in fact that's your only job. Meet your targets - get your paycheck.
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competitive and changing market requirements
QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 August 2016
Productive and fun workplace. Very interactive as well. IT team is very supportive in projects, meeting deadlines and setting priorities to attain deliverables.
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Stable Job
Pso (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 August 2016
Could be very busy at times. Good co-workers and excellent job training.
Supervisors can be hard with staff when there's conflicts.
Offers free meals to staff and free parking.
Pros
Good Company with great benefits
Cons
Need better Supervisors
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productive and challenging
EDD sanctions analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 August 2016
productive and challenging workplace, very professional and experienced management, new techniques to learn and implement.
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Growth
Summer Trainee, Global Banking (Former Employee) –  杭州市28 July 2016
Completed HSBC employee training program to acquaint with the company procedures, culture, and ethical codes

Was responsible for client support and became capable of processing client request
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Margining Analyst (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 July 2016
This was a great place to work for. I had the opportunity to learn alot from my seniors. They were kind and considerate about the a junior wanting to learn.
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Decent place
Premium Banker (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 July 2016
Good place to grow and learn. Lots of work, but rewarding. Decent advancement opportunities. Lots of relocation opportunity across HSBC.
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Great coworkers
Personal Banker (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 June 2016
I worked at the branch; they were all welcoming and offered support whenever possible. Lots of opportunities to increase productivity; especially with the advancement of technology, a lot of paper based approaches are still being used at the branch for the tellers.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
salary
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toxic work environment
Operations, Risk, Administration Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 May 2016
Constantly made to feel I was on the verge of being fired, was given a raise and bonus one month and then told I was going to be on "work improvement" the next (after telling them I was pregnant). Immediate manager was a gossip and talked about everyone, direct manager was disorganized and blamed others for things being lost/late (I was blamed for losing an item that I had left with her prior to vacation, and found a year later in her filing cabinet). Higher ups don't know/care about the entry level workers. Company doesn't value lower income clients.
Pros
Good savings matching program
Cons
Constant stress
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a stable job
Personal Banker (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 May 2016
great work colleagues and superiors
excellent benefits

not much opportunities internally
very repetitive work

HSBC standard is very high since it's a global bank; however, HSBC Canada itself is a small bank with limited services. Working in retail, it was very difficult to make customer happy.
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Premium Banker (Current Employee) –  f9 May 2016
The company is very sales oriented and put that at the forefront of the business. Training is very minimal in terms of once promoted into a new role. There are some very good people working for HSBC though that are enjoyable to work alongside.
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Work in Progress
AVP (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC3 May 2016
Used to be a great place to work, have been lots of changes the last few years, few are good. Staff have very low morale, most are just trying to get by until the next job comes along
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Stay away
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 April 2016
Toxic culture; on paper the company claims they support you to "do the right thing" but in reality, everyone's just busy covering their own behind, everything is driven from Group and they "tell you" to do as you are told even though it's stupid and makes no sense, but reading between the lines, it's "do what you need to do just don't tell me so that I can blame it on you in case this blows up"
Pros
good bonuses depending on what departments you are in
Cons
tons of free riders, heavy bureaucracy, more decision makers than doers
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Teamwork
Personal Banker (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 April 2016
This job allows me to use my interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills. The hardest part is the amount of work to do on a daily basis - so much work, not enough time. I love working with my team as we help each other where we can.
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