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."
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.
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
 

What insiders say about...

"It was quite relaxed. There were a few different tasks to evaluate you as a person,..."

"The team I work in is very open-minded, fun to work in and creates a relaxed environment...."

"The dress code is smart casual with a dress down day on Friday. The office 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..."

"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."

"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..."

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

"Good pay, flexible hours, the range of opportunities and exposure to different parts..."

"There are still quite a few bureaucratic processes that can sometimes get in the..."

"AMEX started as a shipping company and is not a bank."

"Friendly, helpful and caring."

"The strength of the brand."

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

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

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