American Express Benefits

3.8 out of 5 (41 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "The plan offered a great selection of funds to choose from. Because my investment plan is focused on stock index funds, I was particularly happy with…" (10 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "Health insurance offers are competitive and priced fair compared to industry standards." (10 comments)

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

    "standard 12 weeks, add 1 week for c-section" (8 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

  • Oct 18, 2014
    Current Software Engineer in New York, New York State

    The health insurance package I learned from friends at other companies was actually really good, as was the 401k package. There were some other nice perks like cell phone discounts and health club membership discounts although I didn't take advantage of those.

  • Oct 18, 2014
    Current Senior Manager in Tampa, Florida

    American Express offers a complete package of benefits that rivials some of the best in the world.

  • Oct 13, 2014
    Former Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Paid time off is above average.

  • Oct 10, 2014
    Former Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Great benefits package. Everything that we need.

  • Oct 2, 2014
    Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Benefits are good , but not as good as in the past.

  • Oct 2, 2014
    Former Employee in San Francisco, California

    Overall outstanding package. Great on 401k matching, vacation time, work from home, work-life balance, and high quality of training.

  • Sep 26, 2014
    Current Senior Manager in New York, New York State

    Benefits package is good, good vacation days (over 25+ PTO)

    Health insurance has a high deductible.

  • Oct 9, 2014
    Current Director in New York, New York State

    the health plan is expensive and doesn't cover a lot

  • Oct 4, 2014
    Current Customer Service-OPEN in Phoenix, Arizona

    There are several options for health insurance. If you get the premium insurance which is about $50-60 a paycheck for an individual (not sure how much it is for families) you get $500 put into your HSA for you at the beginning of each calendar year which is pretty cool. However, the plans are usually 80/20, 90/10 type plans with medium to high deductibles and no co-pay. The downside is if you do go to the doctor count on getting a medical bill. I had to get an MRI and got a bill for almost $600. This is probably the kind of insurance most large companies offer so pricing and 80/20 type coverage probably pretty typical now days. I miss the days of just paying a co-pay and being done.

  • Sep 18, 2014
    Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Health insurance has a high deductible and is fairly expensive but preventive is free. Great company match though for HSA.

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