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...

"Research the company beforehand. Know what you're passionate about and demonstrate..."

"There's a lot of cooperation across teams as well as a flat hierarchy. Teamwork is..."

"The Burgess Hill office is nice and modernised with good facilities. The Brighton..."

"It's relatively flexible, as long as you complete your assigned hours."

"The salary is a competitive one when compared to other, similarly sized, compani..."

"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."

"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..."

"The work I'm involved in is challenging and I get to learn about new technologies..."

"The people you work with are very friendly and collaborative. Most leaders care about..."

"The food in the Burgess Hill canteen could be improved."

"It's not a bank."

"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."

"They offered a good internship and graduate scheme."

"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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