American Express Interview Questions

Updated Apr 18, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at American Express (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted via email to chat with the HR person on the phone. He asked a few typical interview questions as pre-screen. Then came in to the office and met with 4 different people on the team I would join.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had convince/influence a group of people, of which some were your superiors.   2 Answers
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    Data Science Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at American Express (Tempe, AZ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I got the email about the position through the university emails. I sent my resume to them and surprisingly after just 1 hour they sent me some timeslots to interview with them! They also provided me a conference call number along with a passcode to call them.

    In the day of interview, there were basically three people, one of them was a leader and the others were data scientists at AMEX. They started with explaining their background and wanted me to talk about mine too. After that, they asked two technical and basic machine learning questions. Questions were average and I solved the first one correctly and the second one almost correctly.

    It seemed that they had already chosen their candidate at that time and I've heard this from one of my friends who had applied for the position before me and got the onsite interview while I hadn't had my interview yet! I don't know why they still interviewed me while they already knew their right candidate?? I would say this is absolutely not fair while I had a pile of related publications in my resume compared to my friend who didn't have any paper at all!

    Interview Questions

    • We have like million card members and along with their transactions. Also, we have 10k restaurants and 1k coupons to eat food. Give a method that can be used to pass along the coupons to the users given that some users have already got their coupons so far.   1 Answer
    • Given a training set of users with their demographic information, psychology test of their personality (openness to like pages or not) and the pages of FB they have liked so far, how could we predict the gender, age and other demographics of unseen data?   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    The interview was purely via webcam, so unless you're used to communicating that way, it can be a bit awkward. They give you ample time to get used to the website and process before continuing, however. You record your answers to questions in which they present to you, which they review later.

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    Android Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Express (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Had a brief conversation with HR regarding my background and interests and then was told to create an android app according to their requirements within a given time frame (I submitted within 5 days).
    Second Round: On-Site Interview (1 hour long) with a small coding test.

    Interview Questions

    • Onsite Interview: Standard Java and Android questions, OOP's design pattern questions, bit of behavioral, coding test (find linked list length)   Answer Question
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    SummerProgram Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at American Express (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I apply through campus, first round is on campus interview, and second round is on-sit interview in Now York. The process is very friendly. More behavior questions. Technical questions is not that hard.

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    Risk Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Express (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had three rounds of interview for this position: one with HR, one with hiring manager and one with a director from partner groups. Overall I felt the interview went well, but there was just no any response to my inquiry for 3 weeks. They should treat application better than that :(.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about your self;
      2. Your most relevant experience;
      3. Tell me how we make money;
       
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Express (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Step 1: Phone call with recruiter
    Discussed the position. Questioned if the job was suitable for my skill-set, especially with not having some requirements. I checked and was told I only needed familiarity with Java, not experience.

    Step 2: Interview with your web cam (you talk to your computer with nobody on the other side).
    Answered text questions verbally. Nothing out of the ordinary. Some multiple choice and 'type your answer' questions.

    Step 3: Assessment with person via web cam
    Was informed this step was not an interview, but a basic 60 question assessment in 45 minutes. No questions surrounding my experience was mentioned. Basic web questions with a shared coding screen.

    Step 4: I didn't get to this point. No feedback was returned. I have been completely ignored by HR and would rate this as one of the worst interview experiences through my 10 years in a professional setting.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between adaptive and responsive?   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    I applied through my university and was selected for a first-round interview. There were 2 45-minute back-to-back interviews. Questions were mostly behavioral, but a few were situational. Interviewers were reading the questions off of a sheet and taking notes, so the interviews didn't feel very spontaneous. The interviewers were nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult decision.
      Tell me about a time you had to handle a stressful situation.
      If you were told you had to lead marketing campaigns in 3 cities, what questions would you ask and how would you implement the campaigns?

      + plenty of other questions already posted by others.
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    About 50/50 split between HR or situational questions and some basic programming concept questions over the phone. Two interviews back to back lasted for about an hour. The situational questions are especially important. They want to see that someone has the right personality type for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Study your basic programming structures and have answers to questions such as "bring up a time when you..." and you will be fine.   Answer Question
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    Finance Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    2 45-minute phone interviews with people from Finance department. First interview was more situational and related to prior experiences, such as the average interview questions. The second interview was more analytical.

    Interview Questions

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