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Updated Feb 13, 2015
Updated Feb 13, 2015
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at American Express in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Painfully slow process, the Sourcing Partner in charge of the initial stages has no inclination to work whatsoever. It took him weeks to set up the first interview, which was a phone interview just with him! The Amex career website did not work for days so I could not access the updated job description. Instead I was sent a word document with highlighted edits all over it. Very unprofessional. When we finally got round to having the first interview, I was told at the end of it that it was refreshing to find a candidate with the right experience like me, as they had been unsuccessfully trying to recruit for months. He said the Hiring Manager was on annual leave for Christmas until early January and that they'd get back to me then. 8 weeks later, I am still waiting. I sent the Sourcing Partner a follow-up email that he ignored. All in all, an incredibly unprofessional and inefficient behaviour that has put me off from working at American Express for good.

    Interview Questions
    • Very standard interview questions: why this job? Why American Express? What in you previous experience makes you think that you are a suitable candidate for this job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Finance Placement Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at American Express in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Have to get past the online testing, submit cover letter etc. They I had a 30 minute telephone interview. The key here is to understand the role and exactly what the company does. When I received my feedback, that is what they say I didn't do very well. Overall, not a bad experience. Learnt a lot from the experience as it was my first telephone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The norm, What do we do? Why AMEX? What will your day to day consist of? etc   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I have contacted by recruiting team, then interviewed by 3 Directors by phone. Final interview was face to face with Vice President and Executive Vice President. I had to fly to London, it was offered to me to do it by phone, but adviced to come personally

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Placement Student: Finance Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Express in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial CV, Covering Letter. After screening CV and Covering letter, initial telephone interview. Assessed about knowledge of excel and the company. Few competency based questions.
    Final assessment centre: Networking lunch (try and get noticed about , expected to prepare a presentation about the Amex business and two competency based interviews).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    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
  7.  

    Senior Manager - Strategic Planning Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee 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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    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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    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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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee 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
  11.  

    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

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