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American Express Senior Analyst Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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  1. "A Great Place to Work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture and work-life balance. Co-workers are smart, generally competent, and skew to the young side. My business was very accommodating, with lots of vacation time and ability to work remotely. Excellent professional development (you're encouraged to change roles every ~18 months).

    Cons

    Amex is very bureaucratic, which shouldn't be a surprise given its size. Salary is below-average.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, particularly with regards to company re-org. Decreased office politics would be nice, but know that's not very practical.


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    "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not an ideal place for younger and ambitious professionals


  3. "Senior New Accounts Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior New Accounts Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior New Accounts Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working Environment.
    Excellent Pay master.
    Work Life balance

    Cons

    Nothing as such. The organisation is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as such.


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    "Highly Recommend"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is phenomenal. Everyone is collaborative and willing to help across projects, genuine interest in your learning and development, and managers assist you when you are ready to move to a different group and/or promoted. Good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Only con is analysts don't receive bonuses, but its mitigated by the fact you are only expected to stay in role for about a year and a half before being promoted to next level


  6. "Corporate Enviornment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clearly defined roles and expectation
    Educational opportunities
    Tenure average 5+ years
    Encourages employee retention
    PTO / Sick time allowance generous

    Cons

    Hit or Miss with Leaders - poor people leaders not coached for improvement
    Benefit changes not favorable
    Average work week 60+ hours

    Advice to Management

    Realistic work hours can be obtained by increasing staff and managing unrealistic expectations for project scope & delivery


  7. "Great place to work, not so technical"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well recognized brand. Strong corporate culture. Lots of different programs and benefits for employees. Multinational company with travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Technical culture is weak. Remote offices can be forgotten at times.

    Advice to Management

    Establish stronger technical culture.


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    "Amex - Great for Entry Level"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Marketing Strategy in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Marketing Strategy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and career and professional development

    Cons

    Big matrix company with bureaucratic and legal red tape.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, terrific internal trainings, global mobility,lateral movement( to business/finance), networking opportunity with large global/regional colleagues

    Cons

    Moving roles basically requires a sponsor who is a Senior leader.This requires strong networking with these leaders and it may test your skills to its extreme.


  10. "Good Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Senior Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Senior Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Everyone is bright and the atmosphere is pretty relaxed, would recommend.

    Cons

    The work is a bit boring.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, could be better if they didn't offshore so much"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Express (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global exposure, smart coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    Too much offshoring to India. Constant fear of being off-shored.

    Advice to Management

    Hire localy