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

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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 full-time for 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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to Lord of the Flies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Express full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to start your career.

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

    I have been working at American Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with other financial service companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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