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American Express Reviews in Burgess Hill, England

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American Express Chairman and CEO Ken Chenault
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is very good and one of the few reasons I have stayed so long (in 455 reviews)

  • The schedule my department has is amazing and there are work from home opportunities (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Amex is known for its work life balance but it is totally fake n wrong perception (in 77 reviews)

  • Consensus based decision making slows everything down, to a ridiculous extent at times (in 49 reviews)

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    Good company to work for..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Burgess Hill, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Career opportunities world-wide
    - At least trying to meet the average salary in the market
    - Many employees staying 5-30 years with the company
    - Trying to provide "work-life-balance" environment for the employees
    - For a company with over 150 years of history, tens of thousand employees globally, executives and senior leadership try to keep the company young in terms of culture, etc.

    Cons

    - Few opportunities beyond director level
    - In-fighting and politics, as much as expected for a large, global company
    - Salary and benefits are not very competitive while meeting the market average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a wonderful life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Burgess Hill, England (UK)

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    The people are great, at all levels. If you have a good idea then it will get picked up and used (or at least thought about). The hierarchical nature of the company is mainly around the structure for reporting. If you need to gain approval of a senior member of staff, or just want a chat, then they tend to have open doors.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so there can be quite a bit of bureaucracy. We are global, so there can be a lot of work outside of "normal" hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a difficult time for the company, and I think Senior Management are doing a good job in letting us know what is going on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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