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Almost every IT function and service that can be outsourced has been outsourced. Better enjoy working with many vendors.

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Former Employee - Lead Technical Architect in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Lead Technical Architect in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at American Express

Pros

Pay is staggeringly good compared to other industries. It's a finance company, so of course they're doing well and they pay top performers (1 rating) handsomely with 20-30% bonuses - but basically you have to work two jobs worth of effort and hours to get it, so it's a bargain for Amex - effectively two head count for the price of one and a third with the rest striving for that bonus working equally as hard.

Cons

Outsourcing. You squeeze your talent so hard or shuffle them off to a vendor who then downsizes, cuts their pay, outsources their job, at the expense of the Americans in American Express.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Forcing every leader to make headcount targets for internal/external FTEs and then the onshore/offshore ratios... one size definitely doesn't fit all. Enjoy your short sighted quarterly profit focused mindset... will Amex see another 150+ years with these tactics? Doubtful over the long haul.

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    Better pay for Account Executives in the CAT department

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Great benefits, Flexible Schedule, Great Brand recognition.

    Cons

    Do not pay inside CAT team enough money compared to other inside sales roles.

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    If your looking for qualified "Sales people to fill your inside Sales teams its important that you understand that qualified sales people will not continue to work for such minimal compensation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Express

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