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Business Development Manager

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Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)

I worked at American Express full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Amex take care of their own, and a very team driven. You're are made to feel part of something working there. Good basic salary and clearly defined working hours

Cons

Every single aspect of the role had to be checked with multiple stakeholders so it would take months to get simple things approved. Worst commission/bonus structure I have come across in 6 years in the business. The middle management team are completely unrealistic about their market position, competition and forecasts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I worked on the foreign exchange desk...when selling niche services employ candidates who have experience in that field....dont just hire telesale people who have not interest in delivering quality customer service.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Got that 7 year itch.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, well-created perception of values and culture. Job stability depends on profit and margins, period. Strong focus on the company's history as well as the values that built on.

    Cons

    Top-down approach of management, everyone is conditioned to feel that their ideas matter but in reality, 95% of all employees are simply little cogs in the big wheel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what it used to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Strong people and teamwork culture

    Cons

    Known gaps within marketplace position not addressed, and only paid lip service. Local market continues to lose autonomy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time managing up, more managing down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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