American Express

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  1.  

    Work / Life balance is very good and one of the few reasons I have stayed so long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is very good and one of the few reasons I have stayed so long, very challenging working experience

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity to grow, especially when you see open positions that are not getting filled, and position eliminations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    People are friendly, flexible working environment

    Cons

    The pace is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Controllership Basel II/III

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Excellent visibility opportunity with leadership

    Cons

    Many employees do not have college degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to start hiring college graduates at the very least. Graduate degree preferable

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Standardized processes, youthful and motivating environment, strong financial position.

    Cons

    Standardization sometimes leads to inflexibility in meeting customer needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Smart people; strong culture; high focus on development and learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    time-of policies; flexibility; leadership; training; core values

    Cons

    speed of decisioning; "too nice" culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work-life balance and opportunities to grow career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Opportunity to learn and grow career

    Cons

    Too much red tape at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue thinking towards the future for business growth / opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Industrial engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Amex is great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Amex is great to work at

    Cons

    Career growth seems behind industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    One year at American Express

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager - Risk Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Express full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, and decent benefits

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive as compared to other financial firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with consistent values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Amex stands by core values: integrity and doing the right thing. There is a rock solid sense that you will be backed up if you do the right thing for customers and you do everything in an ethical way. Amex takes this really seriously and it is one of the reasons I have stayed over 10 years.
    There is a lot of variety - you can move around every 2 years or so and experience different roles and functions.
    The people are outstanding - smart, caring, and friendly. I have made great and true friends at Amex.

    Cons

    The review system (stack ranking) was instituted in the last few years and has eroded the core value of collaboration.
    Given the environment, promotion can be hard to come by.
    Doesn't pay as well as its competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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