American Express Benefits

4 out of 5 (96 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "1:1 match up to 5% and variable profit sharing which in my experience has been between 0 and 3.25%." (21 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "Premium expense for a high-deductible plan is very expensive" (21 comments)

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

    "12 weeks FMLA and up to 6 weeks extra time off" (20 comments)

To attract and retain the highest caliber of employees, American Express provides a work environment that not only builds employee engagement with the Company, but also acknowledges the needs and challenges of our employees - whether in the office or not.

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Apr 16, 2015
    Current Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Great insurance, onsite gym, nurse, life insurance, dental, vision, affordable. Onsite cafeteria, volunteer opportunities, matching contributions to charities. Work life balance.

  • Apr 14, 2015
    Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Great overall benefits. Awesome work/life balance.

  • Apr 5, 2015
    Current Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Expensive health insurance package with high premiums and high deductible.

  • Apr 1, 2015
    Current MBD in West Hartford, Connecticut

    Health insurance has a high deductible because of Obamacare it's not the companies fault healthcare has skyrocketed. Overall we get 401k with 5% match, we got profit sharing, we get blue rewards, we get a fleet vehicle with gas and insurance paid, corporate card for expenses, company provided phone, virtual office, dental and vision, life and discounts with other corporations.

  • Mar 30, 2015
    Former Senior Manager, Marketing in New York, New York State

    All good: Work life balance, strong 401K package, flexible PTO schedule

  • Mar 30, 2015
    Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    The package is very good with one exception: there is no employee stock participation plan.

  • Apr 12, 2015
    Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    As a contractor I get 6 paid holidays but no vacation.

  • Mar 28, 2015
    Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Paid time off is pretty decent even at a starting level and increases the longer you work there. Also there is the ability to purchase additional days.

  • Mar 26, 2015
    Former Lead Project Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

    The best thing about the benefit package is the PTO policy. Every employee receives a fixed number of PTO days based on their tenure with the company and these days can be used for either PTO or holidays (or a combination thereof). Additionally, every employee is allowed to purchase up to an additional 5 PTO days per year. So as an example, an employee with 1-10 years of service receives 28 paid days off and the ability to purchase another 5 days (for a total of 33 days off per year).

  • Mar 28, 2015
    Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    5% 401K match, starts only after 6 months of employment. 3% profit sharing but vests 100% only after 4 years.

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