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American Express Interview Questions

Updated Nov 20, 2014
Updated Nov 20, 2014
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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Good and very well arranged interview process.

    Had 2 interviews: 1 phone interview and 1 onsite.

    Phone interview: It was pretty technical. The interviewer covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Core java, javascript, Spring, basic algorithms, agile, questions based on technologies mentioned in resume etc. The interview started out basic and started expanding into many directions. If you have good depth in the core java concepts the interview should be smooth sailing.

    Onsite interview: The interview had 2 rounds and it was majorly behavioral. One round was known as "cognitive interview". It was basically to know how someone approaches a solution by understanding the problem rather than what the solution is. The usually tell a problem scenario and want to see how you ask questions for that problem and when finding a solution what all did you consider before arriving to the solution. The other one was called "resume review" but it was more on basic experience, future focus, why Amex sort of questions.

    Overall easy interview and very fast results.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions known as "Guesstimates". There are usually asked for consultant type role. But they ask them to understand your problem solving skills. Read more about "Fermi problems" to understand what they mean.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    UK Campus_Technology_Graduate_Full Time Programme_2015 Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at American Express in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initiated by an online application, then i got an online test invitation containing Numerical with about 3 minutes to answer one question, Personality test and Verbal reasoning with the same timing.
    After passing the test i got a call for scheduling the next stage of the recruitment process which is a phone interview.

    Phone interview was quite simple basically questions about your motivation for Studying Computer Science, and why i am pursuing a career in this field. Why did i chose American Express, and some situational judgement questions like my experience Working in a group project. How was it , what was my role etc. And then my questions for him. Now i am waiting for the feedback on the outcome of my interview,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Engineer In Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Contacted American Express through a university career fair. I was contacted through the university's system for on campus interviews. I had two interviewers over the course of an hour and a half. Questions were a mix of behavioral and technical. A few of the questions involved writing code; the rest were designing architectures or providing general problem solving methods. A few weeks later I interviewed at their offices. Two more interviewers, and more of the same questions. The majority of the technical questions were really memorization questions, not requiring much in the way of critical thinking. About a week after that round of interviews, I was called and given an offer.

    Reasons for Declining

    Got the feeling that low level work was a drag - only the higher-ups I met seemed to enjoy working there.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted a few weeks later to schedule a phone interview. I went through two rounds of phone interviews with two engineers each time. I don't know if it is planned this way or not, but for both rounds of interviews the initial interview was with a really encouraging and motivational engineer and then followed up by a distant more serious individual. It kind of threw me off my game going from the "yeah I got this" to "where did I mess up" mindset, but in the end I had a great experience Interviewing with American Express. The engineers had more enthusiasm than other places I had interviewed with, and did not come across as brand ambassadors. They also answered questions candidly. I found a lot to respect.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions ranged from simple to more difficult. They also included behavioral, technical, and brain teasers. Some examples, what is the difference between a process and a thread; The knapsack problem reduced; The traveling salesman problem reduced to a subset of cities; How would you design a food rating application?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for more, but they wouldn't budge on the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application via the website and was contacted about a 10 days later by HR. We scheduled an interview and the HR person called me about 20 minutes late and said she had to reschedule. We managed to connect later that day, and she was very nice and professional. We had a detailed discussion about my background, skills, etc. She advised she would speak with the hiring manager and get back to me. A couple of days later, HR reached out to schedule a meeting with the hiring manager. He and I spoke for about 45 but he barely asked me any questions. He spoke in depth about the role, the company, and his background, and I was very interested. I was waiting for him to ask me something, anything, but he never did. I tried to interject my experience as it related where I could, but I never had the opportunity to really speak. A week later I was told I was not selected for another interview. I felt like perhaps I was just a number to fill a quota of interviewing X amount of candidates and I never really had a shot.

    Despite that, I still am interested in working here and hope I have another opportunity someday for a role that may be a better fit.

    Interview Questions
    • The most surprising question was the ones that weren't asked - I never was asked anything!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Travel Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at American Express in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview was very informative, asking the normal questions and going over the job description. The next interview was done via the phone as this was a virtual job opening. The second interview was about forty five minutes in length and the questions ask were STAR based which consisted of 4 questions. However, to break the ice the hiring manager ask the typical tell me about yourself...please be prepared and research the company values etc. it helps with the flow of the questions. Overall the interview was a good one because it allows you to use your past experiences to answer the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had a deadline and you had to find a way to multi task to get the job done effectively and efficiently meeting all company policy and criteria.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation the job paid well above the minimum.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Call Center Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Express in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted two weeks after I applied by the recruiter. Pre screening was easy about 20 mins which were followed by two more one on one interviews. HR personnel were very nice and extremely professional, hiring process took a week from initial contact to receiving an actual offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were easy behavioral/scenario questions, just be prepared with a few examples.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate, but I was offered a higher rate than the jobs original posting. Be confident in your responses & speak of anything relevant to the position you are applying for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plantation, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plantation, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Express in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a total of two interviews. One on campus interview and a second one on the phone. Both were HR based and were not necessarily difficult. All interviews were very friendly. Had an overall positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time where you had multiple projects and did not have time to finish all of them. Did you solve all of them but did not finish them entirely or focused on some and left other behind? - all questions were HR based.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I can't disclose the questions since I signed a contract but they will focus in your communication skills and confidence of your answer more than the technical aspect so prepare to be questioned about anything you answer, if you say this algorithm is better you need to support the reason with a lot of confidence, don't hesitate and don't use words like "I think", "perhaps", etc.

    It took them 3 weeks just to reply to the online application and another 2 weeks to schedule the phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • There were not difficult questions, I was hesitant and was not able to communicate clearly about an architecture concept   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted within 3 days. The interviewer was very professional and suggested a position that matched my experience and qualifications. I applied for the new position and a new interview was set up. Let's see how that goes.

    Interview Questions
    • How many direct reports I had in a previous job and what were my responsibilities   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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