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American Express – Why Work For Us?

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Welcome to American Express. Here we encourage everyone who works with us to do what they love with pride, share their innovations, and realize their full potential by helping other people realize theirs. That’s our purpose. And how we can be sure, in every situation, we do more than our job – we accomplish our life’s work.

At our core, American Express is a global services company that makes commerce easy, secure and more rewarding for millions of consumers and businesses around the world. As we process payments, we identify customer preferences and market trends, and then turn this knowledge into real value. Cardmembers get bene?ts, rewards, savings and experiences. Merchants get access to high-spending customers and business-building insights. Our network creates new possibilities for people to pursue their passions and realize their potential. You can, too.

Because we are a world-class employer reimagined for the digital age. And we strive to create an environment where people are respected, feel personally and professionally fulfilled and look forward to coming to work.  But don’t just take our word for it…

  • J.D. Power has ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for credit cards for five years in a row
  • Fortune ranks us among the Best Places to Work and World’s Most Admired Companies
  • Interbrand ranks us among the Best Global Brands
  • DiversityInc ranks us as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Because you are not afraid of embracing challenges. And you share an admiration for the values on which this company was built – trust, service, security, integrity, quality, good citizenship and respect.

American Express seeks professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and skill sets. Discover our global opportunities in....

  • Client Management & Sales
  • Consulting
  • Customer Care
  • Digital Commerce
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Risk
  • Technologies 
  • Travel

American Express Reviews

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American Express Chairman and CEO Ken Chenault
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    Candid feedback on Amex from a high performing marketing manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Express full-time (more than 3 years)


    Flexibility, work life balance, open and supportive culture, innovative, and the people!


    Work is slow due to lots of process inefficiencies, doesn't pay as well as other banks, affected by big company policies e.g. hiring freezes and promotions freezes and re-orgs every year

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    Leaner and meaner, do more to retain the best talent and make it a meritocracy. Too many good people leave and less than talented people get lucky or incorrectly rewarded for their fluff people networking skills

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American Express Interviews

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Started at the career fair, Then had an on campus interview. This was half behavioral and half technical. After this you get moved onto a phone interview round. This round is also half behavioral and half technical, though the technical questions become more abstract. Overall, not too bad, the people that recruited me seemed to have freedom to move around in the company and to advance, so it seems that the company is structured nicely.

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American Express Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2009
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1850
Type Company - Public (AXP)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Visa Inc., MasterCard, Discover

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realize... More

Mission: American Express is the global services company that offers talented individuals challenging work with purpose, because only American Express infuses a desire to serve... More

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