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Interviews at HSBC

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at HSBC.
Interview experience
Based on 161 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 159 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 152 interviews
About a month

Interview process at HSBC

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a month
29%
About two weeks
23%
More than one month
22%
About a week
16%
About a day or two
9%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
76%
On-site interview
71%
Background check
59%
Written test
38%
Group interview
32%
Least reported steps
Other
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)69%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)24%
  • 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 me25%
  • Other25%
  • Employee referral19%
  • Walk-In13%
  • Other online job site6%
How candidates received their first interview at HSBC
  • Through their site.
    Shared on 17 February 2020 - Implementation Manager - Delhi, Delhi
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