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American Express Benefits

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Thriving in work and life

Our employees and their families feel supported at every stage of their lives through a wide range of programs and benefits including:

  • Core Health Benefits
  • Wellness & Prevention
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Parental Leave (U.S.)

Serving our communities

At American Express, we believe that serving our communities is critical. We match donations to the nonprofit organizations our employees support, facilitate thousands of diverse volunteer opportunities and engage our people in ongoing environmental sustainability efforts.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Nov 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Alexandria, Virginia

    Good insurance low cost

  • Nov 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    5 days off to just learn whatever you want or you could shadow someone to get the training 5 months of maternity leaves

  • Nov 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Business Analyst in New York, New York State

    Vacation time is good. 401k is average. Health benefits below average with higher than average cost. (4x the cost of my current employer). Maternity and Paternity may be seen as a benefit, but if you're not the one taking the leave, you're the one doing all the extra work to make up for the person that is gone 6 months. The company does not hire people to pick up the slack. That'll be on you.

  • Oct 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Really comprehensive health care choices, so many to choose from!

  • Oct 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    401K plan participation can start after 6 months of employment. Quarterly dollar for dollar match of contributions at 6% with immediate vesting. Annual profit sharing contributions (0-3%) vests after 3 years of employment.

  • Oct 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Great benefits and many work from home roles.

  • Oct 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    They match up to 6% on 401-k, stock options, dual benefits packages to choose from, can buy an additional week of vacation each year

  • Oct 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Plantation, Florida

    vacation time was excellent, very difficult to take time off

  • Oct 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Senior Manager in New York, New York State

    The benefits package overall is at/below average compared to similar companies

  • Sep 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Travel Agent in Phoenix, Arizona

    The best thing is you get 4 weeks of vacation. The worst thing is workforce management will block you from using it unless it is Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. If 401k and health insurance are all you need to be happy, you will be. You can work from home, but I believe the stress and pressure is worse because of the constant monitoring of your screens, keystrokes, calls, emails etc.

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