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A great experience - lot of personal and professional growth

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

I worked at American Express

Pros

Great people, great career growth opportunities

Cons

Compensation should be more in line with comparable firms.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work and innovation.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Good place to work if money isn't your #1 goal

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

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Good opportunity to shape your own career
    Decent work/life balance, although it's been declining recently
    The company is filled with really smart people

    Cons

    Who you know is more important than what you know
    Salaries are significantly lower than other similar businesses (i.e. Chase or Citi)
    Technology-wise, the company feels very old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more to upgrade your systems. It may not help the stock price in the short term, but it definitely will have beneficial effects in the longer term.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place if you are on the inside!

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    Former Employee - Merchant Services  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Merchant Services in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere and great people to work with. Can be a great place to work but there is a lot of stress to perform at unrealistic levels. Nice bonus program if you can hit it.

    Cons

    Must be an insider to get ahead. Stress level is high and highest bonus levels are very difficult if not impossible to reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone has something to offer. Take advantage of the strengths of each person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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