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American Express Benefits

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To attract and retain the highest caliber of employees, American Express provides a work environment that not only builds employee engagement with the Company, but also acknowledges the needs and challenges of our employees - whether in the office or not.


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  • 401K Plan  (199 comments)

    “Its better than in most places because they do contribute on your behalf at least 5%”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (115 comments)

    “standard two weeks with opportunities to negotiate for more. the worse is that you have to make sure its place well in advance in order for it to be...”

  • Health Insurance  (103 comments)

    “Covers most things with a very small co payment there are no negatives I have to say about the health insurance”

  • May 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Stability and opportunity to move around.

  • May 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Palo Alto, California

    Best - 401k is good, if you want to have a kid have one while working here. Maternal and Paternal leave is absolutely insane. Worst - Coverage for medical insurance (HSA is necessary)

  • May 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    The best is that there are a ton of employee discounts and breaks. 401K is very generous benefits are not bad

  • May 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Six percent match, 28 vacation days (no freebies, tho), five months baby vacation, big education spend budget, very flexible with remote work

  • May 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    The medical insurance is expensive

  • Apr 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Sunrise, Florida

    Ability to work from home is a top benefit. Full time employees at analyst level get 23 days of PTO per year (I believe managers get 28), these do not roll over to the next year. Each employee decides which holidays to take.

  • May 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Best - flexible day off Worst - high deductibles medical plan

  • May 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Manager in New York, New York State

    American Express offers paid maternity and paternity leaves but ONLY for employees who have been with the company for a year. If you're hired and happen to be pregnant at the time or if you are a REHIRE and are pregnant then you would only qualify for a new hire medical leave, which is 6 weeks unpaid. For those who work in NY you can then look into NYS paid family leave to add on. For anyone looking to return to Amex as a rehire, note that the maternity leave benefit is based off of your rehire date. Years of previous service are not counted.

  • Apr 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Compliance Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

    Base is excellent, bonus is okay. Health Insurance is bad.

  • Apr 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Benefits Program Family-friendly benefits, Flex time, tuition reimbursement are offered.

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