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Working here is my greatest achievement to date. Productive and innovative working environment where everyone is valued and made to feel part of the business culture.
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Some days at work you didn't dread, but most of them the fear of a manager telling you that they listened into a call and missed out a word knawed away at you. I learned that you had to join the right clique or get promoted immediately or that you'd be forever wondering if you spoke to a customer for a few seconds over their allotted time. A seat close to the toilet is always good as a long walk to use one could adversely affect your ratings and you don't want to upset the power crazy, poorly trained management that decide on your bonus. The hardest part of the job was finding the resolve and will power not to end up in court or on the run. The most enjoyable part of the job was leaving on time for your holidays that were seldom approved when you wanted them. This is probably the closest you can legally get to a modern day work house, think battery hens.
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Car park
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Selective bullying by team leader. Senior management self centered and liars. Force sales over customer service. Care about profits and bonuses for senior management rather than staff
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None
Cons
Terrible work ethos
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you will go up but start up pay isn't great. It is a very stressful job at times but managers and colleagues help to make it easier. Lot of promotion opportunities
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Very good, nice place to work
Very friendly managers and nice envipornemnt to work in,. Have been there for quite a while now. Typical day is taking calls, time out for training and coaching etc
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God Organization which focuses on mental as well as financial wellbeing of individuals. Decent focus on work life balance and diversity and inclusion.
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Toxic PPM Project Performance Management. No culture, strategy nor leadership, unskilled managers lack even basic education!

No strategy,

no customer strategy focus,

no agile approach,

hideous leadership team full of clueless non digital natives. Everyone is backstabbing.

Major politics.

CULTURE IS TOXIC cascading faults, search scapegoats. Global Head bully, who has no clue about job complexity, his lieutenants are unqualified, random peoples poorly selected, with poor leadership skills. Bullying culture day by day.I'm so glad I've move department as my current HSBC bosses appreciate dedication, own initiatives and respect people!
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Toxic PPM Project Performance Management. No culture, strategy nor leadership, unskilled managed lack even education
Cons
Sick hours, Management earning above £100k without even education
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Very good. Professional culture. Room for progression. Diverse workforce. Great teamwork across the company and always being updated with any developments.
Pros
Prestige
Cons
Volatility
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Avoid! Nepotism was rife! Many sheilas looking to hit the jackpot with the son/daughter of senior managers for quick progression. Managment - no clue
Pros
Parking
Cons
Too many to list
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The work place is loevly modern and relaxed, but the workload and training can be very stressful and it can be hard to make yourself go to work ive found.
Pros
Good health care and support
Cons
Extremely hard to learn and quite stressful at times
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5.0
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Its a large place, management are good and forward thinking. In the department I work it is hard but fair. Good worklife balance and good benefits. Salary good.
Pros
location
Cons
nil
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A typical working day would start with a team gathering. Establishing deadlines for the day. Key milestones, high level risks and Issues plus what reports are required for the end of the week.
You constantly learned on the job and had support and direction from senior Management when required. The workplace culture has been the best of my career, relaxed yet at the same time fast paced. The hardest part of the job was working to tight timescales. The most enjoyable part of the job would be achieving and accomplishing what was set out to be delivered also the people and working environment
Pros
Great lifestyle balance
Cons
some long working hours
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Diverse and Inclusive
Worked to improve business process, data model and analytics around client on-boarding, front office, investments performance monitoring and regulatory reporting within a technical project environment.
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only been here a few weeks and due to lockdown worked from home for the majority. it has been a fun and interesting experience so far though. they have handled working from home extremely well and even out training was done via zoom which made things more fun too.
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Bonne expérience dans une équipe stimulante. Exposition aux problématiques stratégiques de croissance et périmètre de groupe. Haut degrés de responsabilités.
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Worst place to work In retail hsbc staff managers everyone is bossy everyday new procedure pathetic manager no humanity work culture is very bad all old staff don’t help you try to bring you down
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Worst place to work in retail hsbc uK
Cons
Poor management/ unfair
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In a nutshell, the company benefits are great, access to private BUPA medical care, money and share opportunities etc..

But the environment and the work itself are emotionally and physically draining, with no sympathy or reward.
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A typical day at work would be handling customer queries , complains , selling bank products , assisting customers on day to day banking activities.. I have learned to work under pressure in a team within a dynamic environment that would challenged me to be come the best. Workplace culture was superb as each and every person brings a new talent to the table and friendly environment.
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Really poor experience working within the marketing team at HSBC UK. 2 reports of bullying against a senior member of staff including witness statements didn't seem to make any difference to the toxic culture I experienced at HSBC with low staff retention and moral in my team and a HR operating via a call centre service only added to the frustration and isolation I felt.
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HSBC gives you a huge platform to develop and grow your skills with many opportunities across the business - both within the UK and globally.
It is a fast paced environment with a learning and development culture to support you in achieving your career ambitions.

Great place to be if you put in the work!
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Collaborative, with a culture of L&D for employees
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5.0
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Great management, no stress, great hours, nice canteen, free drinks, need to be careful with all the work - no mistakes are allowed. Hard work does get rewarded.
Pros
Relaxed environment, great hours, good pay
Cons
None
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