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Going through a digital transformation

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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 3 years

Pros

Attracting new types of talent outside of the financial services industry. Many different products and services that meet new types of consumer/business target consumers (not just affluent). Investing in growth.

Cons

Layered and matrix organization. Top talent in global headquarters in specific business units/roles.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to invest in innovation and be comfortable going to market with product in earlier beta phases.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Stable, slow, good work life balance, salaries are below average

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Stable company, good work life balance, respect for employees and their needs, good senior management

    Cons

    Very difficult to change role, salaries below market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage international experience

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Been here almost two decades, that should tell you I think it is a very good company to work for!

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

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Respectful work culture
    - Very good work/ life balance
    - Good leadership by and large
    - Good benefits
    - Reasonable hours of working
    - Decent pay
    - Does a decent job of weeding out obnoxious bosses, most of the time
    - Generous severance pay

    Cons

    - Some obnoxious bosses can still flourish, by sucking up to senior leadership and "playing the game"
    - Pay is not as good as competitors
    - If you are in Finance, the pyramid is narrower to climb up than in other functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Dispense with the sometimes excessive focus on "employee engagement" - it gets wearing for all concerned, those in management and those not, all of whom have to go along with the charade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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