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American Express Business Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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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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Business Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at American Express in July 2013.

Interview Details – Wired! They interviewed me for a position they already filled. I was asked by a recruiter to apply for a new business analyst role, after two months they suddenly made an appearance with a phone scree and a show onsite for the job which had been filled previous week. I am surprised at AMEX culture.

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Business Analyst
Phoenix, AZ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Express in January 2012.

Interview Details – It is a contractor position. I had a phone interview with a manager, asking about my background and some details of used concepts. A group interview in the following week, talked about pretty much the same as that in phone interview.

Interview Question – statistics question   Answer Question

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Business Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at American Express in June 2014.

Interview Details – They cancelled my interview thrice due to unavailability of manager & director who was supposed to take my interview. They scheduled it thrice and cancelled it at their own convenience. Disgusting Hr's with so unprofessional attitude.

Reason for Declining – Unprofeesional people & management

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Business Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at American Express.

Interview Details – Written Round
Group Discussion
One on One Rounds with -
Trainer or Manager or Director or Telephonic (Depending on role)
2nd round with - Manager or VP or Director (Depending on role)
Round with HR - always negotiate on your CTC

Interview Question – Scenarios from your CV
Something about yourself which set you apart
How active are you on the social networking circuit
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Negotiation Details – Smooth and interactive

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Business Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Express in January 2010.

Interview Details – Quite simple and clear

Interview Question – Most difficult are quizzes and situation round   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Quite Better

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Business Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at American Express.

Interview Details – I got a call from the hiring manager initially. This was for a position in Gurgaon. He explained what the profile is all about and asked about my salary expectations. I then got called in for an in-person interview. I had one face-to-face interview with the hiring manager and after that I had an excel test which was just plain stupid.
 It was about knowing the formula for eliminating blank spaces, using AND OR and IF in one statement. Quite frankly, I don't understand how something that silly should be tested. These things can be picked up in a day.

After clearing this, I had an interview with the director.

Interview Question – Nothing in particular. Mostly fit-based questions. Your strengths, weaknesses, where do you see yourself in 5 years. The usual rubbish. Just read up about the company.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at American Express.

Interview Details – I applied on line on their career website. They contact me by phone and set a 15 minutes phone interview with the recruiter. After this I was asked my availability for a face to face interview with the hiring manager and I was confirmed by phone it would have been the next day and to wait only for the confirmation email (after the manager confirmation about his availability). I never received the email. I wrote to the HR email, but I did not receive any reply. I called to number provided me previously from another recruiter and finally put through the recruiter I spoke to the first time, who explained me they had better candidates for the role and they would have not proceed further with my application. I said it would have been nice from them to send me at least a notification about it, instead of letting hanging in the air for weeks. So much focus and importance to customer care, but then they are not able to send a notification to a person they selected and confirmed verbally for the next step...

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

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Business Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Express in January 2011.

Interview Details – Had 3 round over the fone. In each of the rounds, I had an case study interview and was asked to explain my resume. Also in one of intrview simple brain teasers were asked

Interview Question – A problem on Baye's theorem in probabi;ity was asked. It was kind o difficult but I was able to solve it   Answer Question

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Business Analyst

Interviewed at American Express

Interview Details – Process was easy. 3 rounds of interviews. Mostly fit questions. Not too technical.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself not using things on your resume   Answer Question

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