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 culture at AMEX is its strongest facet. Most people across the organisation have..."

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

"Health allowance benefits, pension, Brighton football game tickets as we own the..."

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

"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..."

"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."

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

"The strength of the brand."

"There are some skills workshops run by the recruitment team but their relevance to..."

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

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