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

I worked at American Express full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of very smart people

Cons

Pay not as high as other financial firms

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  1. Helpful (4)

    No true value of employees.

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    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent life/work balance
    -Willingness to work with parents
    -Lots of perks such as free food, free hotel stays/trips and nice quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    -Inability to work with people who need to take FMLA
    -Management breathes down your neck
    -Management can and will twist anything you say to use it against you.
    -Allow far too much time to pass between training and implementation
    -Just an overall inability to work with employees.

    I worked for Amex Travel for a little over a year. In that time, my team switched supervisors twice, changed our seating arrangements around 6 times, and just dealt with a lot of general chaos. During that year I developed severe carpal tunnel and was advised that I required surgery. After approaching my supervisor about getting the paperwork for FMLA, I was suddenly written up for "performance issues" and let go a week later. I was one of the top performers for productivity (every month within the top 5 EMPLOYEES out of 200+), yet I had "performance issues"? My supervisor also took a private conversation we had and twisted it around to give me a critical infraction that helped lead to my being let go.

    As for the time passing between training and implementation, they had my team take international training, yet not start taking any international calls until over 4 MONTHS later. After that amount of time, none of us could remember the training. The only refresher course was to sit with a more senior agent for a hour to listen in on a call. Essentially, they throw employees to the sharks, then blame them when they get a limb bitten off. I would never recommend working here to anyone, small perks aren't worth being treated like garbage.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees like human beings! We falter, we make errors and we learn, give people a chance to do better. Also, don't let someone go for trying to take FMLA for a serious surgery.

  2. Nice people, Nice culture, company you can be proud of

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    Current Employee - Lead Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Lead Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and environment with really nice people. Salary is very good, very fair. Exec level team is innovative, communicates with employees worldwide, and cares about involvement in the community. Can be proud of company. I switched to Amex from a company that offered none of these things.

    Cons

    Long term employees should go work at other companies where there is no community involvement, poor exec level team, and unprofessional co-workers. they complain about small things. Sometimes it's slow, bureacratic and hard to move things forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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