American Express

Get the inside buzz from graduates at American Express

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, helpful and caring."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.2 / 10
 
Hours
9.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
 
Training
6.8 / 10
 

Pros

  • A supportive and open culture helps people to feel comfortable in the company.
  • Flexible working hours means that people are able to keep a good work/life balance.
  • Graduates are happy with the level and variety of work they are given.
  • The salary is seen as competitive and fair for the industry.

Cons

  • Some offices are considered to be small and occasionally crowded.
  • Processes in the company make some feel that changes can be slow to be made.
  • While a lot of training is provided, many feel that it could be better tailored to individuals.
  • Past the manager stage, some find progression to be competitive.

What insiders say about...

"Research the company beforehand. Know what you're passionate about and demonstrate..."

"The office culture is very friendly, relaxed and flexible. My team has a sociable..."

"The dress code is smart casual with a dress down day on Friday. The office space..."

"Your work hours can differ depending on what team you are in and the deliverables..."

"The salary is a competitive one when compared to other, similarly sized, companies...."

"Exciting team events such as cooking exercises or acrobatics."

"There were no technical questions for me as the focus was on my CV and what I could..."

"AMEX tries to reduce its carbon footprint in every way possible."

"Very accessible. I've got no fears about talking to senior leaders as their doors..."

"We have a diversity network and there's an active diversity drive in the recruitment..."

"You reap what you sow. Put in the work and there is potential for promotion."

"I'm involved in month-end reports, financial valuation, evaluation of new investments..."

"Interesting and demanding work as well as it being a great culture to work in."

"The location we have next to Victoria Station could be nicer."

"AMEX started as a shipping company and is not a bank."

"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."

"The work/life balance was really appealing."

"There is a bit of formal training but you pick up most of the knowledge on the job...."

"A bit more formal training to acquire the specific skills before you start your job..."

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