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American Express Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Express in October 2013.

Interview Details – Four step process. (1) An initial phone interview with the hiring leader, very informal, wanted to know my background, expertise, future endeavors, etc. (2) A two-part, in person interview at the office. I met with the hiring leader and another Sr. Manager. I was asked to discuss my education and work experience followed by a series of scenario based questions. The format was very relaxing and enjoyable. (3) I was contacted shortly after for a second, in person interview with the VP of the group. This included another set of scenario based questions and was much more formal. (4) After my interview with the VP, I was asked to complete a case study. Very heavy on data analysis and had to present my power point via phone to the hiring leader. Was contacted the next day offering me the position. A great, efficient experience. The company is renovating their offices to a new, more collaborative environment. Both of my interviews were held on these renovated floors.

Interview Question – The questions were mostly scenario based. Questions required examples of what steps you completed in order to work through an analytical process.   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

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Phoenix, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Express in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied via campus recruiting and immediately had an interview scheduled the next week. The first interview was on campus and it went very well. The interview is structured in 45 minute interviews with 2 different recruiters. The first 45 minute interview went really well. The questions were behavioral, leadership, teamwork, and some technical questions. The second second 45 minute interview took place immediately after my first one. The questions the second interviewer asked were similar to the first set. In summary, American Express is looking for candidates with good teamwork and leadership experience. Both interviews that day went smooth and it felt like I was having a conversation with a good friend and thats what they want it to be like. I will explain the questions in detail below.

After these two 45 minute interviews I was contacted immediately the next few days regarding an invitation to a final interview on-site in Phoenix AZ. I travelled to Phoenix AZ from Tucson AZ the next week. American Express was kind to pay for my gas and hotel room. The next morning I went to the American Express site around 7:30AM along with a bunch of other University of Arizona and Arizona Statue University candidates going for the same potential positions for Amex. We were lead to a group meeting room and given our schedules for the day. I had my interview immediately that morning. The interview style and process was similar to the first round interview I had on campus. 2 sets of 45 minute interviews with 2 technical mangers. The interview was almost the same style. Asked leadership, technical and teamwork questions. I was very pleased with their professionally, friendliness, knowledge and passion of their field. After both interviews I went on a tour around the beautiful American Express campus. After the tour we were all served a delicious lunch and had a chance to have a chat with the managers present. After all of that we were told when we would hear the news for a follow up offer or denial very soon.

The next week I got word of an offer.

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  • Name a time where you had to deal with difficult team members in order to complete a project.   Answer Question
  • Name a time where you had to use your persuasion skills in order to complete a certain task.   Answer Question
  • Name a time where you had to seek someone outside your circle to help you complete a project.   Answer Question
  • Tell me how file compression works without destroying or harming the quality of a file.   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Express in October 2010.

Interview Details – Had two phone interviews. One with the hiring leader and with their manager thereafter. Planned for behavioral questions mostly, and asked a lot of thought-provoking questions about the company and the group I was being interviewed for.

Negotiation Details – I regret not negotiating my salary. Most companies offer you 33% less than they can afford to pay you in the initial job offer.

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Marketing Analyst Interview

Marketing Analyst

Interviewed at American Express

Interview Details – one on-campus interview (two) and then on-site interview. mainly behavioral questions and situational.

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Technology Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tempe, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Express in October 2013.

Interview Details – first round of interviews is 90 minutes with two people (45 mins each). Mostly behavioral questions, some technical, and some situational. The nice thing is that the next day they call you, regardless if you have made it to the second round of interviews or not. The interviewers are friendly and will talk to you about whatever you want once they ask the required questions.

Interview Question – The technical questions were all programming questions. What does the protected access modifier do? When would you use interface and when would you use inheritance? When calling a method with parameters, are the variables referenced or are the values passed? I can't remember the rest.   Answer Question

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Campaign Management Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Express in August 2013.

Interview Details – I was first contacted via email by a client recruiter specialist from AllegisTalent2 who requested my availability for a phone screening to review my resume and application. Few days after the phone screening, I was contacted by phone to schedule an in-person interview. I had the interview with two marketing senior managers. Their questions were primarily behavioral and they put a lot of emphasis in the stressfulness of the role.

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Spanish BUSINESS ANALYST Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at American Express in September 2013.

Interview Details – I had a face to face interview at the same time with 3 hiring managers, they asked technical questions at the beginning , and then some customer service scenario type of questions.

Interview Question – simple questions.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at American Express in August 2013.

Interview Details – 3 rounds of interviews. Initial was a phone interview with HR. This was a screening interview to take the candidate pool from about 100 to 6. The initial interview consisted of a lot of "tell me a time when..." questions. It took about 45 minutes.
The second interview was with two of the team members. This interview consisted of a lot of situational questions, such as, how would you handle this situation. I had 4 of these questions, then answered a lot of general questions about myself and my history. This interview took about an hour and a half.
I was not selected for the final round of interviews, but my understanding from them is that it is just a formality to make sure you would fit in well, and the manager hires the one (of two or three) that are selected for that final round.

Interview Question – The situational questions took a lot of set up. The most difficult one dealt with how I would handle the situation when a very important customer and I were working on a team together. I felt 100% certain I was right, but he was adamant he was. How would you resolve the situation.   Answer Question

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Marketing Analyst Interview

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

Interview Details – Fairly straightforward. Behavioral & knowledge of the closeloop. A few questions regarding the economy and marketing in general. They were very nice and helpful. I enjoyed the experience.

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Marketing Analyst Interview

Marketing Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Express in July 2013.

Interview Details – First round was a phone screening, followed by a second round a week later with three managers. A week after that, was called in for an interview with the director. Questions were mostly behavioral, with some technical questions here and there. I was called later that day and offered the job.

Interview Question – How do you work out a solution when there is a conflict with internal partners?   Answer Question

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