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..."

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

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

"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..."

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

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

"There is a lot of diversity with respect to women and a relatively good level of..."

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

"I am given a good level of responsibility and encouraged to question the work I am..."

"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."

"A large and energising industry leader."

"The strength of the brand."

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

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

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