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American Express

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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...

"Stay calm in the interview and read up on the industry beforehand."

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

"The office is a nice and clean place with good facilities in a convenient location..."

"There's flexibility on when you come in and leave so long as you're there for the..."

"It's a good salary with an excellent pension plan and private healthcare. There are..."

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

"Questions were less technically specific and more about me as a person."

"We recycle in the office but there are no explicit schemes that I know of encouraging..."

"It feels like a family as I can ask them anything without hesitation."

"This is a big strength of the company. There's a lot of diversity across the organisation..."

"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..."

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

"Changes can take time to be implemented."

"It's not a bank."

"A large and energising industry leader."

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

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

"I think the system for training brand new hires could be more comprehensive."

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