In 10,000 words:
A bank that really takes pleasure in proudly advertising any award it gets, howsoever ludicrous the honour, is HSBC. One honour it’d loath to advertise, but unarguably deserves the most is the bank that most royally screws its employees. It is no secret that HSBC’s senior management gets paid ridiculous amount of compensation. What however is not well known is how shoddily the junior and middle level staff is paid. One rather remarkable fact is that on parameters like average employee salary and percentage of profits paid as staff compensation, HSBC is in line with the best paying investment banks. However, the salaries of its junior-middle level staff are right there at the bottom of the industry. Their loss is “senior management’s” gain, the bureaucrats who spend most of their time strategising and talking vision.