HSBC Global Banking


I recently received an offer from HSBC for the Global Banking division. Does anyone know much about HSBC and how they compare to other IB’s? I understand they are not on the same level (prestige-wise) as Goldman or JP, but with whom do they compare? At what level are they?
Also, does anyone know how the working conditions are compared to other banks? From what I have heard, they are somewhat nicer than the bulge bracket US banks, although the pay is not as much. What about the work environment etc?