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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at American Express

Pros

Great projects, great people, and a push for innovation.
I work on a team with great people and despite challenges, we keep moving forward.

Cons

You can and will be asked to work after hours on occasion, or even weekends. The job wants to have balance, but it sometimes has to be sacrificed for the deadline.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company to work for when I first started my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation, location and outside activities.

    Cons

    It is a corporation - so sometimes it can be too large.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful management. No work-life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice downtown location in NYC with great views of the city.

    Cons

    I've been with the company for a year now and accepting the job was the biggest mistake I ever made which I will be correcting in a few weeks.
    For the past 12 months I had no work-life balance because of the ever conflicting directions that you get from senior leadership and the very poor management in my direct chain.

    They have an awful and obsolete rating system so even if you do an excellent job you may not get the rating you deserve just because you have to be rated against your team. When the team manages different functional areas this rating system is simply absurd.

    As someone else mentioned before, people get promoted to management roles just because of their tenure with the company. Again, if someone is a good individual contributor that does not make them good people managers!

    Also, in terms of technology the company is years behind and the employees are decades behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the rating system. Assess all people managers and make changes. Improve technology and train employees to use it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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