American Express

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Great leadership development experience!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

I worked at American Express full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Smart and caring leaders and colleagues.

Cons

Need to build consensus for every decision.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company to start & end a career with!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Given its relatively large size, moving into other groups or organizations to keep the work fresh is very common. Top performers can have their choice of locations to work with preferential cross-posting opportunities. Benefits are great with 100% match 401k + relatively cheap healthcare costs, and compensation is top tier for top performers! If you're ambitious and bring some dedication to add value, you can spend an entire career here!!

    Cons

    ...can be bureacratic given its undeniably larger corporate nature, but less so than similarly large organizations.

    It is a public company with dedication to its shareholders, so occassional cost cutting is also part of the culture. Top performers are well protected, though, and displaced employees usually find somewhere else in the company to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little to none. I'd love to get more advice from our top-tier management team, though. :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good company but seem to be heading in wrong direction.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, promotion opportunities, benefits, flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, increasing workloads for existing employees, moving more and more jobs to India, employee ranking/alignments, required to give 5-10% of staff "needs improvement" ratings even if undeserved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the employee ranking and required "bell-curve" performance ratings. An employee should not get a bad year-end rating just to meet a "curve".

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