American Express

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Great experience,good people, and doing some groundbreaking digital work

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Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

I worked at American Express

Pros

The ability to move to different departments, projects were well funded when they ahd executive support

Cons

Very matrixed organization. Director level role has to much variance in skill set among employees

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    Great company if you can put up with the corporate b.s.

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at American Express

    Pros

    Great premium brand; smart focus on "big bets"; generally treats employees with respect; reasonable salary (not great, but work/life balance better than most companies); reasonable career pathing opportunities (hampered in recent years by recession).

    Cons

    Tends to have "flavor of the month" hot projects, most of which don't pan out and disappear quietly; values "innovation" over leveraging best practices in the marketplace... you get way more credit for inventing something, even if it is never executed, than you do for making smart business decisions; consensus driven decision-making makes it hard to drive the business and demotivates smart people who end up entertaining fools all day; soft on low performers; moving most folks to work in "first come, first served" cubicles that strips away all personalization of work area.

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    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at American Express

    Pros

    The people are great to work with!

    Cons

    It is a very homogenous company

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