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We've calculated that the average salary at HSBC is $51K based on 5,134 user-submitted salaries A total of 248 HSBC employees gave HSBC an average happiness rating of 4.0 out of 5.0.

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Current CEO: Stuart T. Gulliver

Status: Active

In 1865, HSBC Holdings PLC was founded and named after the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC). It was established to fund the growing trade between China, India and Europe. Throughout history, the local and international business of the bank focused on trade finance. By the end of the century, HSBC was the primary financial institution in Asia.

In the early twentieth century, HSBC became increasingly involved with financing internal infrastructure projects such as railways and modernization and issued loans to national governments. The 1920s brought a return to prosperity in the East after WWI. New industries emerged, and the commodity’s trade skyrocketed.

The 1930s brought in an era of economic recession, political turmoil and uncertainty in the bank’s markets. During WWII much of the bank’s staff became prisoners of war as the enemy marched through Asia. Because the bank had built up large reserves in peace time, it survived and played a large part in the reconstruction of the Hong Kong economy.

Between 1949 and 1955, most of the bank’s offices in mainland China were closed. Only the Shanghai office continued service, but brought a risk of over-concentrating its interests in Hong Kong. As a result, the bank diversified through several acquisitions and alliances and was able to extend its range of services with the formation of a merchant banking division.

HSBC careers are very rewarding for the right people. HSBC is looking for International Managers (Ims), highly talented and internationally mobile managers capable of working in a wide variety of positions in the business, in any location. It is a unique position which could lead to the utmost levels of management.

Those who expect to be working at HSBC Holdings must be flexible. They will be working in a variety of roles all across the HSBC businesses and support functions, often traveling between countries.

The HSBC culture is driven by business needs. Employees are expected to build a rounded career and appropriately utilize skills and experiences. They do not have a say in the role or location of their assignment.

HSBC benefits package is highly competitive and includes:

- tax-free salary
- a performance-related bonus
- 30 working day holidays per year
- relocation assistance
- accommodation assistance
- private medical care and more


HSBC, the “world’s local bank,” operates in more than 80 countries and territories globally. Headquartered in London, its 295,995 employees provide services to one hundred million customers.

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