American Express Manager Business Development Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
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Manager, Business Development Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Express (New York, NY) in June 2014.

Interview

2 phone interviews with recruiters (Allegis Global) then face-to-face with the hiring manager. The questions are what you would expect: reasons for leaving current job, skills, expectations. The hiring manager was friendly and explained the team and job responsibilities in details. However, after the interview, I have not heard back from either the recruiter or hiring manager for over 4 weeks, not even after follow-up emails; should at least inform candidate of the rejection for the sake of professionalism

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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    Simple and straightforward hiring process. Very behavioral and situational. Didn't receive any curveballs or case studies. However, the process takes a long time - about 1-2 months. But this can very across divisions and hiring leads.

    Interview Questions

    • The most "difficult" question was "What are American Express's key revenue streams and costs? Describe three of each." Basically, you should have a solid understanding of how the business makes money and how it operates, because there are so many business lines at the company.   Answer Question
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    Manager Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at American Express (New York, NY) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Multiple interviews with Sr. Management as well as final interview in NYC World Headquarter. I already worked within the company so the process was not as long. Networking is a big key as you will not get hired unless the hiring person has heard about you or knows you personally

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    Manager Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at American Express in January 2011.

    Interview

    Recruiter set up a time to speak... Basic question about current sales numbers, behavioral type questions. She asked salary expectations and the process wasn't too stressful. Hiring manager called and asked behavioral type questions. She set up a face to face where I had to prepare a presentation on a company. The meeting went well and I flew out to meet with the regional VP. The RVP was candid and direct. It seem as if I was wasting his time and I knew his decision before I left the office. I was asked to speak to one more director and after waiting for two weeks (my calls and emails were not returned)...then I received the call. The other candidate received and accepted the offer. I was asked to keep in touch.

    Interview Questions

    • No curve balls. In sales, we are constantly thinking on our feet...   Answer Question
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    Manager Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at American Express (Rochester, NY) in April 2010.

    Interview

    The Regionial Manager was great. He seemed like a manager who you could learn alot from and those who worked alongside and under him seemed to genuinely hold him in a high regard. The process was quite long, 4 phone interviews (recruiter, local mgr, another mgr from CT), as well as 3 face to face interviews (2 with local mgr, 1 w/ the local mgr and a VP from NYC), and a 180 day business plan project. I have to say that after my experience with the people from this company, I really appreciate the feedback they gave me and the experience was a very positive one- even though I didn't get the job.

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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at American Express (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Very disappointing, slow, uninformative. I spoke to a HR women for 20 minutes. Waited a month, kept chasing her. She then said she had more information about the role so I had another 10 minute interview where she asked 2 more very basic questions. Waited another few weeks, chased her. She said "Due to the role being previously placed on a hold process, we have had to reopen for further candidates to apply." She said I should hear in 2 more weeks. I didn't and I got another great job in that time. The whole process was a complete waste of time and the role obvious wasn't a real role. I was very disappointed in American Express for wasting my time.

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    Manager, Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    Pretty normal hiring process not much difference you can feel. The clearity of the job is not provided in advance instead they hide few things and only let you know at the time of interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How to get a list of contact database just on the basis of reference   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    IT was pure Sales

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    Manager - Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    Was a pretty clean and seamless process, though it took a bit of time. American Express has a very solid process that consists of a competancy based interview where questions are more on real life situations and how one handled them. Helps in separating the rice from the chaff.

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    Negotiation

    Pretty smooth

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    Manager Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at American Express.

    Interview

    360 interview with recruiter, hiring Director, Regional Vice President and colleague in current role. Interview involves role play to ensure ability to demonstrate "solution selling skills". Background check (criminal history) and credit check (common process for banks) along with submission of previous W2's for proof of proven sales track record.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you find creative ways to prospect and close new business in a market that the company already possess 75% market share?   Answer Question
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