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Helpful (1)

I'd very much recommend Amex as a place to work.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Express full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

employee oriented, fair to people (customers and employees), growth and international opportunities

Cons

may be slow to respond to change

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Welcome to Lord of the Flies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on resume - what you are asked to do (even though likely impossible to achieve) will be very compelling when you are trying to get the heck out.

    Cons

    Ridiculously antiquated HR "stack rank" assessments demoralize knowledge workers and alienate new talent trying to make an impact in a passive aggressive culture of career survivalists. Constant reorgs means everyone has was too much work to be effective so the "who you know" culture ends up dictating your work assignments, likelihood of actually getting the promised "work-life balance" and ultimately compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Forcing a high performing team to identify people as not meeting expectations when everyone is working 200% year in year out is morally reprehensible and creates a Lord of the Flies environment. There is no way that can "align" with the a touted company culture of community-centered and service oriented.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Loved the job and the org .....hated the management hypocrisy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior BSA in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Contractor - Senior BSA in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great training. Great hours. work life balance in place... Loved my responsibilities.

    Cons

    Deeply saddened by the games and hypocrisy of some of the management.

    Advice to Management

    look beyond the differences between yourself and your hires. Keep your religious views and judgements to yourself.


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