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good place
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Distrito Federal9 February 2018
the company was growing really fast when I was working there, the training was excellent an the opportunity to grow within the company was fair and possible.
Pros
good carrer oportunity
Cons
nothing bad
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Global access and great benefits
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 February 2018
Very supportive management that's eager to help with career progression. Huge, huge network, and therefore offers many global opportunities. Among, if not the best in benefits in the industry in Canada. Flexible work arrangements. Have downsized a lot in the last 2 years. Work-life balance is encouraged, but essentially managed by the employee.
Pros
Global exposure, benefits, flexible work arrangements
Cons
Long hours typical of banks
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Was a good career.
Operations, Risk & Administration Associate (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC3 February 2018
I would look through printouts to be sure that things were done correctly. I was trained with online courses each month. There was alway something new to learn. The culture was friendly and like a family. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with all the changes to the international banking.
Pros
Holidays and weekends off
Cons
A lot of stress to get things right
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Great Place to Work
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 February 2018
Over the last 22years, I have worked for HSBC in the IT Banking Sector in various roles and looking forward to make a career in the Finance Industry.

Great Place to work and connect with like minded people.
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Productive workplace
Operation Credit Specialist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC31 January 2018
Good place to work learned a management skills , streamline process. Flexible work environment. Hardest part was micromanagement which should be address for productive environment.
Pros
work place flexibility
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good environment
Lead Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  London, ON31 January 2018
I have been working at HSBC full-time
Pros
Pay for performance
Employees are polite to each other
Strong conservative, risk averse and frugal culture
Cons
Working long hours with global offices
Demanding environment in order to out perform
Advice to Management
Focus on work life balance of employees.
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PC Admin Support and Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON28 January 2018
it was short time, I really enjoyed it. Learned lots, worked closely with manager (one on one). It was great experience.
• Successfully performed all data entry and general administration duties effectively
• Created, maintained and managed files and electronic data with extreme accuracy
• Provided ongoing computer support: completed “Mail Merges” and generated “PDF forms”
• Promptly attended to incoming mail and fax and distributed to appropriate personnel
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Productive, Change oriented
Portfolio Delivery Director, Operational (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 January 2018
Environment is open and respectful
Executives are approachable, transparent as reasonably possible.
HSBC is one of world's top financial organisations, providing fantastic variety of experience and opportunity.
Perks can be great such as flex hours, remote working.
Pros
People and culture: nice. Management: open approachab;e
Cons
Large organisation, obvious pace of decision making.
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Productive and fun work related games to help motivate team
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC26 January 2018
Sales driven and goal orientated. Daily meetings to review goals with support throughout the day to achieve targets. Learned a great sales technique with on site trainers working closely focusing on mortgage finance needs. Great team to work with
Pros
proximity
Cons
long hours
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Corporate Banking Intern (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 January 2018
I was an intern here so I can't speak to the full time culture. That said, from what I have heard you need to be willing to move around geographically to advance in this organization.
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Good workplace with good benefit
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 January 2018
Good place to work at especially for people who would like to expose themselves to large system and infrastructure. The company is moving into Agile methodology.
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Everyone helps each other
Consultant/Programmer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 January 2018
Maybe because I have been with the bank for a while that I built this rapport with different teams and departments. It shows that when you needed information, people will go out of their way just to give you a quick information. It's also very diverse that you get to learn and develop your personality. An example is working with people with hearing disability made you adapt the way you speak so they can read your lips.
Pros
culturally diverse and makes you learn to adapt
Cons
so big that any problem in other parts of the world always affects local business
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Hardworking and competitive environement
Commercial Financial Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 January 2018
Commercial banking is a competitive environment that doesn't always foster collaboration. Relationships are created individually and between departments and branches.
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workplace with crazy hours and terrible management
Operations Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC10 January 2018
There is a lot to learn and co-workers and managers will help you but don't expect the managers to give you a reference when you leave the company no matter how great of an employee you were.
The management is terrible and do not know what they are doing. They have hiring freezes and pay freezes for no rhyme or reason.
The workload is very heavy so forget work-life balance. They will ask you to work to the bone and then throw you away once they're done and give you nothing in return for your hard work
Pros
you gain a lot of skills and experience
Cons
long hours, teriible management
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Great place to work.
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 January 2018
Great people and great culture. HSBC is very inclusive. There are a lot of opportunities here. Started as a teller and worked my way up. Learned a lot from my time working there.
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Good place to work.
Senior Compliance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 January 2018
Good place to work. Good benefits especially five weeks vacation time every year. In branch most of the co-workers are friendly but in head office the situation is different.
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Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC4 January 2018
HSBC is a global bank with large international banking system on the multi platforms, providing lots of learning opportunities, as well as working with teams around the world. It's exciting.
Pros
MultiCultural & Flexible working hours
Cons
Different time zone working hours
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Enjoy the people I worked with. Working hours may not be pleasant
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC4 January 2018
I enjoyed working with people there. Nevertheless, working hours are not very favorable due to global nature. I am thankful for different opportunities given to me to work on different part of the organization in different roles.
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Personal Banker (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 January 2018
Workplace culture needs a change, employee morale quite low due to micromanagement and heavy work load. Current (relatively new) CEO trying to implement positive change.
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productive workplace with a bunch of diverse people
Manager Correspondent Banking (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 January 2018
I've been in the current job for more than 3 years. My typical work for the day is walking on the floor to a team, checking on how they are doing, whether there's enough work and any issues with the work assigned. The work involves engaging with staff, people you work with and how to interact and communicate with different people. I'd say this is the most enjoyable part because there are a number of people with different personality, different skill set and talent. The most challenging part is to be a good people manager and meet the job requirement. The skills requires to get to know all staffs, knowing their strengths and weaknesses, build trust, be a mentor to guide them to the right path.
Pros
Free lunches/coffee
Cons
tight deadlines
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