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Love the people but the less security
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 February 2016
I love the branch I worked at. There is not much work/life balance though. I have been working from 8am to 7pm to meet my client's expectations. Lots of experienced and knowledgeable colleagues. I learned a lot from them.
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Excellent work place
Operations, Risk and Administrations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON8 February 2016
HSBC Canada is a great work place. HSBC Canada values its employees efforts and rewards them base on merits. Its diversified work force, the culture make it a unique place to work with.
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Excellent team leads and co workers
Senior Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Burnaby bc26 January 2016
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.
Pros
Enjoy working 2 days at home and 2 days in the office
Cons
Really enjoy my job so do not see any cons .
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Great Entry Level Position
Fraud Detection Specialist (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON23 January 2016
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.
Pros
Lunches provided by building management, great co workers, easy tasks
Cons
inconsistent shift work, dismissive management
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Very accomodating environement and friendly environement
Level 2 System Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 January 2016
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
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Must be very passionate to users of different roles within the company
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Fun place to work
Senior Analyst (Manager) (Current Employee) –  Hyderabad, AP20 January 2016
A great place to work where you get opportunities to enhance your skills and portray the same in your day to day activities.

I have acquired most of my skills working for this company. How to deal with complex situations related to people and stakeholders.

At times work could get tough with adhoc task requests which need to be accomplished adhering to the service level agreement. However, customer satisfaction being the core goal of the company, every task is done with complete dedication rendering great customer experience and in return making my job enjoyable.

Typical day at work involves a lot of stratergic planning and execution with the available resources.
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Premium Banker (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON19 January 2016
I liked working with HSBC as it gave me the basic structure of all credit products and investments and dealing w/ high networth clients.
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Learning Environment
Account Executive/Mortgage Agent (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON31 December 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, QC19 December 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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Great experience
Operational Specialist I (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 November 2015
Working at hsbc has been a such a great experience. With an international banking experience you can learn a lot, compared to other domestic banks offered in canada
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Big institution
Premium Banker (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 November 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, ON4 November 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, ON24 October 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) –  Vancouver19 October 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, ON13 October 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, ON13 October 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, ON7 October 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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The people
Trading and Investment Representative (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON6 October 2015
The people make the working environment fun and enjoyable. Teamwork is constantly present as it is a very open environment.
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Great Place to work
Change Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto15 August 2015
Best work life balance.
Quite approachable and co-operating environment.
Flexible working hours.
More transparency about the bank
Pros
Best work life balance
Cons
Long Hours of work
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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, ON12 August 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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