American Express Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    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
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    Senior Manager - Strategic Planning 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 3 weeksinterviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews with Senior Managers - Both had a fit and a case component. The focus was more on the case. Then face to face interviews with VP of Strategic planning and 2 Directors

    Interview Questions
    • One case was particularly difficult.. involved Venn diagrams and stuff but most 4 other cases were simple. All cases were about Amex and evaluating an opportunity eg: should we pursue opportunity X? type of questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Program Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at American Express in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview followed by an assessment Center - 2 Interviews and Presentation Exercise, followed by a group exercise.

    Interview Questions
    • Group Exercise - List emails in priority of importance and time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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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    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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    Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Express in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    They only have guidelines. My interview process consisted of a 1st round & final round interview with the same person!

    Interview Questions
    • I find Amex interviews very structured with a lot of focus on competency-based questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The pay structure is very rigid and managers who are recruited from the outside star on £50k-£60k.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average 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
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    Finance Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at American Express in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    An online application form, followed by online numerical and verbal reasoning tests (both of which were fairly straight forward), followed by a phone interview and an assessment centre. Assessment centre consisted of 2/3 interviews, a group exercise and a case study with a presentation. The day was well organised and it seemed like the organisation had a good working culture.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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 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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    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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