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Anonymous shared this review of HSBC, United Kingdom on Dec 4th, 2020
"I am sure there are pockets, like in every large firm, but I would never personally recommend this employer. "
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC, United Kingdom on Oct 21st, 2020
"I would advise against working on some teams because it’s a boys club."
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC, United States on Oct 20th, 2020
"Only once in 18 years I was made to feel different for being female, and that was with a male colleague from another country (so unfortunately I couldn't even do anything about it). Flexibility depends on your role - you might be able to work remotely a good amount of the time (pandemic notwithstanding), but you might have early/late meetings if you work with people in other locations (especially Asia)."
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC, Jamaica on Jul 26th, 2019
"Demand work and responsibilities to go up the career ladder"
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on Jan 10th, 2019
"It is hard to access the upper management. Join women focused associations and find buddies"
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on May 21st, 2018
"A lot of the old boys network exists with regard to promoting "
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on Jan 24th, 2018
"HSBC hasn't got things perfect yet for gender diversity, but there is a huge will and momentum to get it right."
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on May 2nd, 2017
"its a white boys club. Minority women will find it very challenging to move into positions of leadership, even if more than qualified to do so. Women who are getting promoted are non ethnic minority women"
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on Mar 15th, 2017
"Ask to speak to direct reports of the individual to whom you would be reporting before taking a job "
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on Dec 11th, 2016
"They promote gender diversity and value high-performing employees. Good group of people. "
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on Jun 19th, 2016
"great flexibility. not so great career advancement. good momentum, interested to see if real change begins."
Anonymous shared this review of HSBC on Mar 24th, 2016
"Allows flexibility. Its a good job for lifestyle."
"Great place to work if you're in it for the slow and steady... Nothing happens quickly and management is constantly changing. However, maternity leave is 12 weeks paid and flexible work schedules and work from home are very common.l, making it extremely family friendly."
"Social activities are generally very male focused, partly makes sense due to the male client base. Salary levels are similarly low for men and women. Chances to progress are there for women but this then means focus needs to be on career throughout without breaks for having children etc. It's a big company so how women are treated very much depends on what department they work in."
"This is a great place to work if you are comfortable with where you are. Perfect role to focus on family but if you want to advance I'd find a smaller company."
"Work life balance is a lifelong goal. Don't expect it to be perfect and work on day 1. You can't give 100% to everyone all the time. Be realistic and accept when something is good enough."
"I worked there for 2.5 years, however while there wasn't overt sexism from the top down, I did find that colleagues would make sexist remarks 'one even called me a silly little girl' or in jest 'you silly slag' and that some of my views and work was dismissed as a woman - and I was treated more junior than male colleagues at the same level."