American Express

Get the inside buzz from graduates at American Express

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, open and a place where you can learn a lot."
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 culture at AMEX is its strongest facet. Most people across the organisation have..."

"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."

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

"I haven't heard of anything specific but the company's values encourage it."

"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..."

"I am responsible for coming up with my own tasks a lot of the time, which I quite..."

"Flexible hours, personal development and training, good people, a friendly environment..."

"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."

"They offered a good internship and graduate scheme."

"I didn't find my current Continuing Professional Development training programme particularly..."

"Tailor the learning programme to each individual's learning needs."

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