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American Express Chairman and CEO Ken Chenault
Ken Chenault
1,515 Ratings
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    Takes Risk Investment Vision & Guts to steer a 150+ year old behemoth. We do it every day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Whitsett, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Whitsett, NC

    I have been working at American Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Values based company - treat each other with respect & dignity.
    Flex Time
    Paid Time Off Accrual
    100% Vesting, company match up to 5% in 401K
    Benefits from Day One
    Good Leadership Opportunities
    Global Company with Interest in Cutting Edge Digital Direction
    Hires Well most of the time. Slow to fire.

    Cons

    Poor Interview Process
    Reliability on Networking
    Most of the time leader is not going to be your advocate due to current climate / downsizing.
    Outsource critical functions for shareholder benefit at risk of long time loyal people.
    Slow in some departments to invest fast enough or support dead end projects where other more viable forward thinking solutions are readily available out of the box.
    To many layers of management.
    Very top heavy in pay distribution above people leader/contributor levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your people as well as provide them with above average compensation.
    Utilize what the corporation has already invested in technology wise before looking elsewhere, know when to cut your losses and look for another way.
    Continue doing what you do best while lifting others up to your level when they have made contributions to your team.
    It is okay to create your replacement it is natural occurrence.

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