Compare American Express vs Amazon BETA

See how Amazon vs. American Express compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 7018 reviews)
3.8
(based on 34884 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.7
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
3.9
Work-life balance
4.0
3.4
Senior Management
3.5
3.4
Culture & Values
4.0
3.8
CEO Approval
American Express Ceo Stephen J Squeri
93%Stephen J Squeri
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
86%Jeff Bezos
% Recommend to a friend
81%
75%
Positive Business Outlook
69%
70%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Lead Programmer Analyst96 Salaries
$108,018/yr
Intern11 Salaries
$4,812/mo
Senior Manager209 Salaries
$121,379/yr
Software Development Engineer II1790 Salaries
$136,553/yr
Warehouse Associate1078 Salaries
$15/hr
Area Manager802 Salaries
$56,367/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 1581 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 350 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 1657 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 1401 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 263 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 139 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 3025 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 1666 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

They have fantastic pay for the position you're in, and they teach you interesting and engaging utility of modern technology mixed with legacy fundamentals. I've learned quite a bit while AmEx while... getting paid more than fairly - I'd recommend a stretch here to whomever may be reading this!

Cons

The Company is huge, and at times it may take more than a little time to get recognized for your abilities and the growth you've had. There's a reason there is a "only way up is out" reputation... exists for some enterprise companies...

Advice to Management

Do 6-month evaluations with serious consideration for interior promotions before out-side-in hiring. Then hire only at the bottom level (entry). Let tech. decide when/who to promote for tech. because... business holds the wallet, but doesn't necessarily know what's best.

Current Employee - Software Development Manager

I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

Pros

- You can learn a lot very quickly in a very short time - Surrounded with nothing but incredibly smart and driven individuals. - Compensation is well beyond my expectations, and more than suitable.... - Exciting projects all across the company that keep you interested and focused. - Amazon is changing the world

Cons

- Can be overwhelming, very steep learning curve - Can be difficult to keep up if you are not self motivated

Job Postings