American Express

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Great Opportunities and a Fantastic place to learn from industry leaders

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY

I have been working at American Express

Pros

American Express is a brand that people know and trust. American Express draws top talent to the organization and has plenty of opportunities to delevlop your skills and network.

Cons

Amercian Express can be a very political company. Without knowing the right personl or being plugged into the right connections it can be tough to climb the corporate ladder.
Some people say that American Express doesn't pay as well as other Financial Services Company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A year end salary bump that is at least equal to the price of inflation (cost of living) would be nice. Last year the cost of living increased by about 4.4% and my salary only increased by 1.86% despite my solid year-end review.

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    Constant search for Work-Life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    Name recognition. Since there are so many divisions to choose from (Bank, Card, Travel, etc.)

    Cons

    Trying to take personal time off without being called to take care of something while out of the office.

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    It's not how well you do your job that counts

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Express

    Pros

    The work life benefits are very good. There is nice flexibility to be able to have a decent balance. The onsite cafeteria is a nice touch.

    Cons

    The way employees receive "ratings" is flawed and insulting and a company as respected as American Express should be ashamed that this is what is done. If a cardmember senses that you are a minority, you have an accent, or your name is "American" enough, you will get poor ratings losing money and holiday options. And while these rating numbers are deemed as the ultimate determination as to schedule and promotions, cronyism and favoritism seem to trump them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many leaders are so worried about keeping their jobs, they don't do their jobs. American Express certainly makes numerous errors in execution, technology, and fulfillment, yet puts those errors on the backs of its employees with its onerous "RTF" metric which punishes.

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