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Get the inside view from graduates at American Express

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, helpful and caring."
9.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.2 / 10
9.4 / 10
8.2 / 10
8.8 / 10
6.8 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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 relatively flexible, as long as you complete your assigned hours."

"It's a good salary with an excellent pension plan and private healthcare. There are..."

"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."

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

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

"You can look into higher-up jobs about 18 months after your grad scheme."

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

"Interesting and demanding work as well as it being a great culture to work in."

"Changes can take time to be implemented."

"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...."

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

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