American Express Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university recruitment programme. Application process required a cover letter and CV. First round had 2 interview which was mainly behavioural/fit questions. Second round was pretty much the same as the first round expect a lot of questions around motivation.

    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at American Express in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    application, online tests, telephone interview, assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    UAT Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at American Express in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very easy and casual.Team manager and Testing manager were present and they briefed about the project and the expectations for the role. No Technical Questions were asked.They just judged my confidence level and communication skills.The whole interview lasted for 20 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe about my Previous Projects and how familiar I am with QC.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst, Strategic Planning Group Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at American Express in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Description for London. A very similar process to all other consulting jobs - submit your CV, take an online assessment. If you are successful, you have 2 interviews in the first round, 2 in the second round, and one as the final round. All have two parts - CV part and a case part. Very similar to the consulting top companies - McKinsey and such.

    Interview Questions
    • No very ugly questions. Be prepared to answer what other companies you are applying for and why you prefer American Express. I was asked in the second round by both interviewers these questions and they went after me. Know how to solve case studies, the ones given to me were not extremely difficult, but practice, practice, practice makes perfect.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - their offer was generous for a starting salary, the graduate programme looked promising.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Express in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went through 2 interviews. Group and individual. It was a tough environment, almost a bit pack fight mentality to seperate the weak from the chaff. But, a great sense of achievment lies if you are up to the challenge and good enough to come through the other end.

    Interview Questions
    • How does the history of AMEX effect its aquisition strategy going forward.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy enough, limited negotiation experience meant I was happy to accept what they offered me-which seemed (and still does) to be reasonable.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at American Express in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    After completing the online application and relevent online testing, there is a phone interview which lasts approximately 20-30 minutes. The questions are straight forward competency questions asking about motivation, why AmEx, why Finance etc.

    if successful, you'll be invited to an Assessment Centre which consists of an individual presentation on a selected case study, which you have 1 hour to extrapolate information and present it; 2 face-to-face interviews and a group exercise.

    On the whole, the day was very enjoyable, you meet alot of new people and have the change to talk to current interns/employees of American Express

    Interview Questions
    • "Describe a time you have gone out of your way to deal with a difficult customer?"
      Followed by:
       "was the fact the the customer was difficult your fault?"
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Internship role so no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Express in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    They asked me to take them through my resume. After which they asked me how I would behave in 5 or 6 scenarios. Overall to took 1hr.

    Interview Questions
    • Detail a time where you had to work across business units to come up with an innovative solution to a complex problem.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at American Express in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Numerical Assessment, Telephone Interview, Assessment Centre and then one final partner interview

    Interview Questions
    • What specifically did you learn in your previous internships that you can apply and what would be the result?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    A better offer from another payments company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at American Express in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment Consultant phone discussion
    Conference call interview with two Project Management Directors
    Face to face interview with two VP's

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss professional/skill weakness and explain how you manage around it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straightforward. Asked for expectation. Offered lower. Could have pushed as I knew company having worked for them before, but I was happy with returning to the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Director, Relationship Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at American Express in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Three rounds of face to face interviews with human resources and hiring leader, case study presentation

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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