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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..."

"It's an easy-going culture where you're not afraid to ask any questions and everyone..."

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

"The company is very flexible and allows for a good work/life balance."

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

"Health insurance, pension and discounts at local pubs."

"I was asked technical questions regarding a tech task as well as questions about..."

"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 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..."

"Changes can take time to be implemented."

"We're not a bank."

"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."

"The work/life balance was really appealing."

"System knowledge and presentation training are the key programmes."

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

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