American Express

Get the inside buzz from graduates at American Express

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, helpful and caring."
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...

"There were online tests, a CV review, a video interview and an assessment centre...."

"It feels like I'm at home as everyone is so relaxed and really friendly. My current..."

"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..."

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

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

"I was asked technical questions regarding a tech task as well as questions about..."

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

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

"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 generally work on exciting things that help me to learn and improve. It's very..."

"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."

"It's not a bank."

"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."

"They offered a good internship and graduate scheme."

"System knowledge and presentation training are the key programmes."

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

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