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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...

"It's the standard process of an online application and, if successful, an assessment..."

"The culture at AMEX is its strongest facet. Most people across the organisation have..."

"The offices are clean and tidy."

"The company is very flexible and allows for a good work/life balance."

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

"Health insurance, pension and discounts at local pubs."

"Why do you want to work at AMEX? Describe a time you had to lead. Describe a time..."

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

"Managers are very helpful in onboarding you into the company and teaching you what..."

"This is a big strength of the company. There's a lot of diversity across the organisation..."

"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..."

"Flexible hours, personal development and training, good people, a friendly environment..."

"Despite the fact that it wants to be one of the leaders in technology, it can sometimes..."

"It's not a bank."

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

"The strength of the brand."

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

"I think the system for training brand new hires could be more comprehensive."

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