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Get the inside view 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..."

"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...."

"It's flexible. If I have an appointment or volunteering work, my team is understanding...."

"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..."

"We recycle in the office but there are no explicit schemes that I know of encouraging..."

"Some managers up to director level are excellent at being approachable, friendly,..."

"We have a diversity network and there's an active diversity drive in the recruitment..."

"You reap what you sow. Put in the work and there is potential for promotion."

"I am responsible for coming up with my own tasks a lot of the time, which I quite..."

"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..."

"It's not a bank."

"A large and energising industry leader."

"The work/life balance was really appealing."

"There is a bit of formal training but you pick up most of the knowledge on the job...."

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

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