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Interviews at HSBC

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at HSBC.
Interview experience
Based on 198 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 195 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 182 interviews
About a month

Interview process at HSBC

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 6.

Interview process length
About a month
28%
About two weeks
22%
More than one month
22%
About a week
18%
About a day or two
10%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
73%
On-site interview
71%
Background check
59%
Written test
39%
Group interview
32%
Least reported steps
Drug test
4%
Take-home/sample work
1%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at HSBC

  • Typical, phone and follow up interviews
    Shared on 29 March 2019 - Underwriter - Colombo
  • Group activity, they want to see if you are good to work in group, technical interview and English questions.
    Shared on 8 April 2018 - Software Developer - Curitiba, PR
  • It was simple and productive
    Shared on 4 April 2018 - Assistant Manager, Training - Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Interview questions at HSBC

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Tell us about yourself.
    Shared on 8 September 2018 - Operations Assistant II -Contract, Part Time - Vancouver, BC
  • Generally about past experience in the technology which you have worked for, and for production support
    Shared on 28 August 2018 - Senior Database Administrator - Pune, Maharashtra
  • Are you used to working in a fast paced environment?Can you put a presentation together?Do you enjoy working within the banking sector?
    Shared on 18 April 2018 - Various HR and Co-ordinator contract / temp roles - Toronto, ON

Interview tips at HSBC

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)67%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)26%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • They didn’t have a dress code3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at HSBC

  • Prepare well for situational questions.
    Shared on 17 January 2020 - Manager, Wholesale and Market Risk (WMR) - Bangladesh
  • Its easy to get in, hard to move up.
    Shared on 22 October 2019 - AML Analyst - Vancouver, BC
  • Be open minded
    Shared on 14 October 2018 - Commercial Relationship Manager - Toronto, ON

The first interview at HSBC

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me27%
  • Other18%
  • Employee referral14%
  • Walk-In14%
  • Other online job site9%

How candidates received their first interview at HSBC

  • Headhunter put forth my resume.
    Shared on 29 September 2020 - Director, Quality Assurance/ Director, Business Systems - Burnaby, BC
  • Through their site.
    Shared on 17 February 2020 - Implementation Manager - Delhi, Delhi
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