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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 global financial institution with diverse opportunities."
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...."

"It feels like I'm at home as everyone is so relaxed and really friendly. My current..."

"The dress code is smart casual with a dress down day on Friday. The office space..."

"Your work hours can differ depending on what team you are in and the deliverables..."

"It's good. It could be higher as the rent is so expensive in the surrounding cities,..."

"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..."

"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..."

"We have a diversity network and there's an active diversity drive in the recruitment..."

"Being promoted from analyst to manager is common. Beyond the manager level, opportunities..."

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

"It's a relaxed environment and I get to work with a like-minded team who all share..."

"Changes can take time to be implemented."

"AMEX started as a shipping company and is not a bank."

"A global financial institution with diverse opportunities."

"The strength of the brand."

"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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