Preview to 5 HSBC Interviews Below

1. Banking - Advisory - Summer Analyst (IBD) Interview

Process Description

Step 1: Online application - 4 long and time-consuming competency questions. Very important to take the time to answer these well otherwise direct ding. A good place to start is the strategic/annual report. *Online questions screening* Step 2: Testing - If successful at the online application, invite to a Situational Judgement Test where you have to say which of the options is least/most effective (quite hard and very focussed on integrity situations, SHL, untimed) - If successful, invite to a logical reasoning test (normal difficulty, SHL, 24 questions 20 minutes) *HR screening* Step 3: Phone interview - 45-60 minutes long. Conducted by outsourced specialist typing your responses. Entirely motivational/competency based. Very important to link examples back to HSBC's values. - If successful, you get an email indicating you've met the benchmark within a couple of hours/half a day and your CV/Application/Test scores are forwarded to the business *Business screening* Step 4: Assessment Centre - Case study - Group task - 2 interviews - If successful, offer within a couple of hours

HSBC Interviews:

- In the case study you filled out, why was Net Debt/EBITDA higher for 2014 than for 2013? - How would you value the Pret A Manger down the street qualitatively? - If you were looking to sell a comp


2. ECM summer analyst Interview

Process Description

First round interview is a HR interview. all question is behavior question. so prepare for the following questions before the phone interview

Example of Interview Question at HSBC:

recent financial news


3. Summer Intern Debt Capital Markets Interview

Process Description

You start by applying online where you in addition to your normal application conduct two online tests (one numerical and one verbal). If successful, you proceed to a telephone interview with HR. The telephone interview is pretty long ( ~45 min) and comprehensive, although with no hard technical questions. Most questions were pretty generic, such as "Who's your greatest source of inspiration?", "Why Debt Capital Markets?" etc. You also had to comment on some recent major events (in my case the Greece Debt Crisis) but you didn't go in to too much detail. While talking to HR, they will write down your answers, which prolongs the interview and leaves some silent pauses. At the Assessment Centre (according to HR they had one in November and one in January) you will start by retaking the online numerical test and if you fail you're out. After that, you have four interviews, consisting of one presentation (you get some material to read and have 45 minutes to prepare a 10 minutes presentation) infront of a senior coworker. You continue by having one technical interview and two personal fit interviews. They seem to put heavy emphasis on fit questions since the amount of fit questions substantially outnumbered the number of technical / finance related questions.

HSBC Interview Question Example:

Describe a situation where you influenced a group to change direction?


4. Global Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

First round was a phone interview with a third party recruiting agency for HSBC. Asked basic behaviorals. Then second round was two panels on the phone, 5 people on each panel, each ran for 1/2 hour. Asked about markets, why HSBC, behaviorals, etc.. Then asked to come in to the office for another round with two MDs. Then came in again for a final 1/2 hour interview with someone more senior.

HSBC Sample Interview Question:

What would you invest in right now? And some other questions about the markets, basic questions about current events and what I thought about them etc.


5. Coverage graduate program Interview

Process Description

1. Apply online by uploading my personal information and CV. 2. numerical reasoning test. 3. Telephone interview

HSBC Interviews:

How you think the world would look like in 2050?


All 183 HSBC Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2017 1st Year Analyst Associate London Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2017 1st Year Associate Analyst Hong Kong Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
2017 Spring Insight Programme London Generalist Neutral Average
2017 HSBC Retail and Wealth Management Intern Hong Kong Retail Banking Neutral Average
2017 1st Year Associate Associate Hong Kong Asset Management Positive Average
2017 Student / Prospective Monkey Investment banking summer analyst London Investment Banking Positive Easy
2017 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Generalist Positive Very Easy
2017 Student / Prospective Monkey Investment Banking Summer Intern London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2017 Student / Prospective Monkey HSBC Investment Banking Analyst New York N/A Positive Difficult
2017 N/A investment banking intern Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2017 Student / Prospective Monkey HSBC Global Banking & Markets Spring Intern London Corporate Banking Negative Difficult
2017 Intern Global Banking Intern N/A Other Very Positive Average
2017 Student / Prospective Monkey commercial banking New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2017 1st Year Analyst Global Graduate Program Jakarta Generalist Very Positive Average
2017 Intern HSBC Sophomore S&T Summer 2018 Program New York Sales and Trading Positive Average
2017 1st Year Analyst Commercial Banking Management Associate Hong Kong Commercial Banking Very Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Intern Hong Kong Commercial Banking Positive Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Global Markets Singapore N/A Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer Intern HK Business Development Neutral Very Easy
2016 Intern Off-cycle internship London Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Operations London Equity Capital Markets Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst AML analyst hong kong Back Office Neutral Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst New York Mergers and Acquisitions Neutral Average
2016 Intern Analyst London N/A Neutral Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey IBD Summer Analyst - Coverage London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2016 Corporate Action & Market Data Paris Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Intern Global Banking - Capital Financing Singapore Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst HSBC Commercial Banking Rotational Calgary Commercial Banking Neutral Easy
2016 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst - HSBC Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 1st Year Analyst Investment banking analyst Toronto Generalist Very Positive Average
2016 Intern Sales and Trading Hong Kong Generalist Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Analyst Hong Kong Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2016 Intern Trade Finance Analyst Intern Los Angeles Commercial Banking Very Positive Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern IBD Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Spring Week London N/A Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst GBM Hong Kong Generalist Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst commercial banking Vancouver Commercial Banking Neutral Easy
2016 1st Year Analyst Investment banking analyst New York Mergers and Acquisitions Neutral Average
2016 Intern Investment Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investments Very Positive Average
2016 Intern Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Capital Market Financial Analyst New York Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2015 Intern HSBC Summer apprenticeship program (Securities Services) Hong Kong Securities Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Intern Toronto, ON Corporate Banking Very Positive Average
2015 Intern HSBC Düsseldorf Investor Relations Positive Average
2015 Intern summer analyst London Global Markets Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Risk Management Positive Easy
2015 Data Science Intern Paris Quantitative Research Very Positive Very Easy
2015 Commercial Banking Internship New York Credit Risk Positive Average
2015 Summer analyst London Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2015 Intern HSBC GBM Hong Kong Generalist Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst HSBC - Banking Graduate London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Intern Assistant Sales London Derivatives Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Intern Hong Kong Asset Management Negative Average
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Intern Chicago Audit Very Positive Average
2015 Intern IBD Summer Analyst London Financial Sponsors Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Debt Capital Markets Neutral Very Difficult
2015 Intern HSBC Hong Kong Generalist Positive Easy
2015 Intern Asset management summer analyst London Asset Management Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst HSBC Banking Clients & Coverage Graduate Programme London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 2nd Year Analyst HSBC London Generalist Positive Average
2015 Intern First year intern London Wealth Management Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Banking - Advisory - Summer Analyst (IBD) London Mergers and Acquisitions Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Internship New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Risk Management Positive Easy
2015 Intern London N/A Positive Average
2014 2nd Year Analyst M&A 2nd Year Analyst New York Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Internship London Investment Banking Negative Easy
2014 Intern Banking - Coverage - Relationship Management London Global Markets Very Positive Average
2014 Intern M&A Summer Analyst London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Coverage and Advisory Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Corporate Banking Intern Singapore Corporate Banking Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Finance Graduate Development Program New York Other Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Trading London Markets Positive Difficult
2014 Other Credit Analyst Vancouver Commercial Neutral Average
2014 Intern Private Banking Intern Miami Private Banking Positive Average
2014 Other 2-year contractor Seoul Back Office Positive Average
2014 Intern Intern Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Global Research Summer Analyst London Investment Research Neutral Easy
2014 Intern Summer internship London Generalist Positive Difficult
2014 Other 2-year contractor Seoul Back Office Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Graduate Program in research London Equity Research Negative Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst DCM London Debt Capital Markets Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Coverage relationship management Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Corporate Banking Summer Analyst San Francisco Corporate Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Graduate Analyst Asset Management New York Asset Management Positive Average
2014 Intern M&A New York Generalist Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Investment Banking Analyst London Investment Banking Very Positive Very Difficult
2014 2nd Year Analyst Analyst New York N/A Negative Very Easy
2014 Intern Summer Analyst London Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2014 Intern S&T Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 Intern Global Markets - Trading - Summer Analyst London Global Markets Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Sales - Analyst Graduate Scheme Paris Global Markets Positive Average
2014 Intern Retail Banking and Wealth Management Intern New York Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Management Associate Hong Kong Commercial Banking Positive Easy
2014 Intern Sales and Trading London Sales and Trading Neutral Difficult
2014 Global Risk Hong Kong Risk Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Intern Hong Kong Commercial Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Equity Sales Hong Kong Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 Intern DCM Summer Analyst London Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2014 Student Apprentice Hong Kong Risk Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Very Easy
2014 HSBC Student Ambassador Program 2013 Singapore Investment Banking Positive Easy
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Singapore Generalist Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst Hong Kong Risk Positive Easy
2014 Intern Capital Financing- DCM Summer Analyst Hong Kong Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2014 Intern Coverage - Relationship Management New York Global Markets Positive Easy
2014 Intern Trainee Hong Kong Asset Management Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst New York Mergers and Acquisitions Very Positive Very Easy
2014 Summer Associate Intern Sales-Trading London Investment Banking Positive Easy
2014 Intern Capital Financing- DCM Summer Analyst Hong Kong Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2014 2nd Year Analyst M&A 2nd Year Analyst New York Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
2014 Intern M&A Summer Analyst London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
2013 Intern Sales intern Wuhan Retail Banking Very Positive Average
2013 Financial Advisor Financial Technology Hong Kong Technology Very Positive Very Easy
2013 Intern ECM summer analyst Hong Kong Markets Neutral Average
2013 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate London Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2013 WM Officer Singapore Wealth Management Positive Easy
2013 Intern Summer Analyst, Global Banking Advisory Singapore Investment Banking Positive Easy
2013 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2013 Intern Credit Analyst Intern London Credit Risk Positive Average
2013 Intern Summer Analyst, Global Banking Advisory Singapore Investment Banking Positive Easy
2013 Intern Summer Apprenticeship Program Hong Kong Hong Kong Very Negative Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Trading London Trading Positive Difficult
2013 Intern summer analyst Hong Kong Operations Negative Average
2013 1st Year Analyst First-Year Analyst New York Mergers & Acquisitions Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Commercial Banking Analyst Melbourne Commercial Banking Neutral Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Commodity Operations Analyst New York Neutral Easy
2013 Intern summer internship retail London Consumer - Retail Positive Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Global Banking Graduate Program London Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2013 Intern Summer Intern Debt Capital Markets London Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2013 Intern Summer Analyst Hong Kong Equity Capital Markets Negative Difficult
2013 Intern Commercial Banking Summer Internship Hong Kong Commercial Banking Positive Average
2013 Coverage graduate program London Other Positive Average
2013 Trader Global Markets Hong Kong Global Markets Positive Average
2013 Intern Corporate Banking Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2013 Senior Vice President SVP New York Operations & Techology Negative Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Global Banking Analyst Toronto Investment Banking Neutral Very Easy
2013 Intern Summer Analyst London Markets Neutral Average
2013 Intern Summer Analyst Singapore Advisory Negative Difficult
2012 Intern Global Markets Summer Analyst New York Very Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst IBD London Positive Average
2012 Intern Global Operation Summer Internship London Neutral Easy
2012 1st Year Analyst Commercial Credit Analyst Miami Positive Easy
2012 Research Analyst Research Analyst London Positive Difficult
2012 Intern Summer Analyst Kuala Lumpur Corporate Banking Positive Average
2012 Intern IB Summer Analyst London Positive Difficult
2012 Intern ECM summer intern Hong Kong Positive Average
2012 Intern global banking summer analyst New York Positive Average
2012 Intern Intern Toronto Positive Difficult
2012 Credit Analyst Credit Analyst Ft. Lauderdale Very Positive Average
2012 Intern Summer Intern Hong Kong Commercial Banking Positive Average
2012 Intern Equity Research Internship New York Equity Research Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Shanghai Positive Difficult
2012 Intern Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Global Markets Analyst Toronto Positive Difficult
2012 Intern Equity Research Summer Analyst. London Equity Research Negative Easy
2012 Intern GTRF Beijing Retail Banking Neutral Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Corporate Banking Analyst New York Corporate Banking Positive Average
2012 Sales (Markets) London Positive Average
2012 Graduate Training New York Positive Difficult
2012 Intern Executive management Intern London Very Positive Easy
2012 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Very Positive Easy
2012 1st Year Associate Client Service Associate London Neutral Easy
2011 Financial Advisor Financial Graduate Development Program Chicago Very Positive Difficult
2011 Summer intern, ECM London Positive Easy
2011 Credit Analyst Credit Analyst New York Positive Very Easy
2011 Manager Manager Singapore Service Delivery Positive Average
2011 Actuary Department Hong Kong Positive Difficult
2011 Intern Customer Propositions Summer Analyst Singapore Retail Banking & Wealth Management Positive Average
2011 1st Year Associate Financial Operations - Associate Bombay Very Positive Average
2011 Loan Administrator Toronto Positive Easy
2011 Banker Development Program Shanghai Neutral Average
2010 Intern Summer Analyst (IBD) London Positive Average
2010 Intern Summer Intern IB analyst London Generalist Positive Easy
2010 1st Year Analyst Graduate Analyst, Investment Banking Dubai Investment Banking Positive Easy
2008 1st Year Analyst S&T Analyst New York Neutral Difficult
2008 Management Trainee - Commercial Banking Toronto Management Training Positive Easy
2008 Other Anti-Money Laundering specialist Almaty Back Office Positive Easy