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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 large and energising industry leader."
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...."

"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..."

"There's flexibility on when you come in and leave so long as you're there for the..."

"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..."

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

"AMEX tries to reduce its carbon footprint in every way possible."

"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 can be periods of uncertainty regarding the team structures and how you will..."

"It's not a bank."

"A large and energising industry leader."

"They offered a good internship and graduate scheme."

"There are some skills workshops run by the recruitment team but their relevance to..."

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

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