HSBC Holdings Interview Questions

Updated 7 Mar 2021

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HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Employee in Canada
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Canada)

Interview

I applied online and after 2 weeks I was scheduled to have a phone interview with HR. They asked pretty basic questions, confirmed my previous employment history and then had an in person interview at the branch with the assistant manager and branch manager.

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  • It was a location with a diverse customer group so they mostly tested my language skills to confirm I am bilingual
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HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philippines
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Philippines)

Interview

very thorough and professional. asked a lot of questions about achievements and leadership experience. i dont know why glassdoor keeps asking for 30 words. its too much. i feel like this is already more than 30 words why wont it let me move on.

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HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Sydney)

Interview

The company makes use of automated screening tools before you even get the chance to get to a stage where actual humans will interact with you. There are several little over-gamified intelligence tests for which there is little to no science to back them up and justify their use as well as video interviews that feel highly unnatural and have no human touch whatsoever. The overall interview experience felt very awkward and I did not enjoy it at all. If a company is not willing to invest any time and resources into actually talking and getting to know their applicants and collectively wastes hundreds and thousands hours of people's time by making them play silly little games just to avoid some CV screening, I would not recommend anyone to work for them. If this reflects the company culture and attitude towards building relationships with people, good luck with growing the business. HSBC's international reputation has suffered enough in the course of the last years, now it seems they are messing up their recruitment schemes by scaring away applicants with ineffective and tedious recruitment processes. Thank you HSBC for wasting my time.

Interview Questions
  • What is your greatest achievement?
HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Employee in Canada
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Application

I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Canada)

Interview

The process is okay. All about behaviour questions. Not hard. The hiring manager is the team lead which is very bank strict stiff style. The process is okay. All about behaviour questions. Not hard. The hiring manager is the team lead which is very bank strict stiff style. (

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HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Employee in United States
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (United States)

Interview

The interview was handled professionally. It was seamless and the hiring manager was very friendly and knew what exactly she wanted her candidate to have. She was honest about her requirements and was able to provide a clear picture of expectations. The interview was more of a conversations and was not intimidating.

Interview Questions
  • What are your strengths? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? how would you handle a certain situation?
HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Interview Candidate in United Kingdom
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom)

Interview

First stage personality test and numerical test- standard/ similar compared to the ones from other companies Proceeded to second stage, job simulator involves answering questions in the form of writing emails and recording videos based on business situations

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  • Describe a challenge you have faced and how you managed to overcome it
HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Interview Candidate in United Kingdom
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom)

Interview

2 interviews, one with and other without feedback. The first one is a classic assessment while the other is a Hirevue, with situational assessment. The first has mathematical questions, it is similar to barclays

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HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Interview Candidate in United Kingdom
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Application

I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom)

Interview

Application form including online tests, followed by a video interview, followed by an assessment center including group task, presentation and interview. Feedback report was provided following the assessment centre.

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HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom)

Interview

The interviewer was nice and our interview flow was just like a chitchat. He asked me to use 2 different languages to introduce myself. It only takes me 30 min and I got the job after 2 weeks.

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HSBC Holdings
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at HSBC Holdings (Singapore)

Interview

Basically you send in your resume and other relevant documents to their portal. You will be sent invitation for an on-demand interview if you are shortlisted. The on-demand interview is a round in which you need to do pre-recorded answer videos. I recommend do it early because technical issues may arise. Then you wait. If you are shortlisted they will contact you again.

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