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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."
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."

"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,..."

"Exciting team events such as cooking exercises or acrobatics."

"There were no technical questions for me as the focus was on my CV and what I could..."

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

"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..."

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

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

"The food in the Burgess Hill canteen could be improved."

"We're not a bank."

"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."

"They offered a good internship and graduate scheme."

"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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