American Express

Get the inside buzz from graduates at American Express

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."
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...

"It was quite relaxed. There were a few different tasks to evaluate you as a person,..."

"The team I work in is very open-minded, fun to work in and creates a relaxed environment...."

"The office in London is relatively full and there might not always be enough space...."

"It's relatively flexible, as long as you complete your assigned hours."

"It's good. It could be higher as the rent is so expensive in the surrounding cities,..."

"Health insurance, pension and discounts at local pubs."

"Why do you want to work at AMEX? Describe a time you had to lead. Describe a time..."

"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..."

"Being promoted from analyst to manager is common. Beyond the manager level, opportunities..."

"The work I'm involved in is challenging and I get to learn about new technologies..."

"It's a relaxed environment and I get to work with a like-minded team who all share..."

"There can be periods of uncertainty regarding the team structures and how you will..."

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

"Friendly, open and a place where you can learn a lot."

"It's a large, multinational company with opportunities abroad if I am interested..."

"The User Experience and Innovation course is a 14-week course (one day per week)..."

"Specific training for different departments such as finance, marketing, technology..."

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