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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, open and a place where you can learn a lot."
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 was quite relaxed. There were a few different tasks to evaluate you as a person,..."

"There's a lot of cooperation across teams as well as a flat hierarchy. Teamwork is..."

"The office is a nice and clean place with good facilities in a convenient location..."

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

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

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

"Competency-based questions as well as industry-based questions."

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

"Everyone is very accessible, you get feedback often and people are patient with new..."

"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."

"The work I'm involved in is challenging and I get to learn about new technologies..."

"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..."

"We're not a bank."

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

"The work/life balance was really appealing."

"I didn't find my current Continuing Professional Development training programme particularly..."

"Specific training for different departments such as finance, marketing, technology..."

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