HSBC Interview Questions

357 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (93%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.7
  • Very Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (95%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

2.9
  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Average
  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (90%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at HSBC

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2018AssociateChicagoGeneralistNeutralAverage
2022Sales and Trading Summer AnalystLondonGlobal MarketsVery PositiveAverage
2022Associate TMT Corporate Banking San FranciscoInvestment BankingNeutralAverage
2021Spring weekLondonInvestment BankingNeutralAverage
2022AnalystLondonInvestment BankingPositiveAverage
2020AnalystLondonN/ANeutralAverage
2022IBD 1st yearNew YorkInvestment BankingVery PositiveVery Easy
2022Global Research InternCentralGeneralistPositiveDifficult
2022Investment Banking AnalystHoustonInvestment BankingPositiveEasy
2022Corporate Summer AnalystSan FranciscoCorporate BankingPositiveAverage

Associate Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Chicago

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Staffing Agency

Length of Process

3-4 months
Interviewed: April 2018

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview

Interview

Got in touch via agency. Associate role for project finance. Phone interview followed by 1-1. Mainly motivational.

Interview Questions

How do you value the cashflows over a period of time using different sensitivities

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview - Global Markets

Anonymous employee in London

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: September 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Personality Test
Background Check

Interview

Pretty smooth, heavy technical questions mainly on FX/Fixed income, big on personality and fit. Feedback suggested that fit was the main thing they were looking for.

Interview Questions

Was asked to go into depth on the recent pension fund crisis in the UK, main drivers, why this was caused.

Associate TMT Corporate Banking Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in San Francisco

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: December 2022

Application

Phone Interview
Personality Test

Interview

I had 3 rounds until I got rejected by the HR due to my visa sponsorship requirements. First round was behavioral exam about my principles and their March with HSBC. Second was questions on email about things about me not on my resume. Third was the HR.

Interview Questions

Resume gaps and work permit questions.

Spring week Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: October 2021

Application

1 on 1 Interview

Interview

No questions asking for previous experience, only SJTs. Basically, 'what would you do in this given situation?'

Interview Questions

Question about some change in the markets and how I would change my investment strategy based upon this change.

Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: January 2022

Application

Skills Test
Personality Test

Interview

Online application, online immersive assessment, job simulation and Assessment centre (4 micro exercises) and virtual interview

Interview Questions

Why would a company go for an IPO

Analyst Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in London

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: September 2020

Application

Skills Test
Personality Test

Interview

Online hiring process with personality tests and online video interviews to complete after each other.

Interview Questions

No unexpected questions, mostly on personality and motivation

IBD 1st year Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in New York

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: November 2022

Application

Phone Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Applied online, got two different super days scheduled. Very fast process, first round was hirevue, second round was phone interview followed by Zoom

Interview Questions

Behavior questions : Name an instance in which you had to improvise on the spot, what happened and how did you manage ?

Global Research Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in Central

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: November 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Personality Test

Interview

1 - Online Test: cultural fit MCQ, simple but long numerical and verbal tests
2 - Job Simulation Assessment (JSA): video interviews along with case study questions
3- Virtual Experience Day: part a) micro exercise - a lengthened version of JSA, lots of video questions; part b) assessment center: strength, motivational, and technical

Interview Questions

Share me a time when you had conflicting deadlines
Tell me about your greatest achievements
What would you do if you have different opinions from your manager

Investment Banking Analyst Interview - Investment Banking

Anonymous interview candidate in Houston

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: August 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview

Interview

Interview was for HSBC's natural resources. Consisted of 2 rounds of zoom (1 with dir. and asso. & 1 with MD). Asked mostly fit questions with some technicals but pretty basic. Was asked to meet in person afterwards.

Interview Questions

How to get to free cash flow in a DCF
Walk me through a DCF

Corporate Summer Analyst Interview - Corporate Banking

Anonymous employee in San Francisco

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: November 2022

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Personality Test

Interview

Started with online assessment tests that measured math skills and logical thinking. Next stage was a Super Day that lasted two hours, 30 min each with 4 employees.

Interview Questions

Why are oil prices down? What industry does this affect?