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...

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

"It's an easy-going culture where you're not afraid to ask any questions and everyone..."

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

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

"It's good. It could be higher as the rent is so expensive in the surrounding cities,..."

"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."

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

"Being promoted from analyst to manager is common. Beyond the manager level, opportunities..."

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

"It's a relaxed environment and I get to work with a like-minded team who all share..."

"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."

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

"The strength of the brand."

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

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