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American Express Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 25, 2019

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  1. "great company!!!"

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    Former Intern - Indsutrial Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express for less than a year

    Pros

    learned so much, great work/life balance, awesome mentorship program

    Cons

    nothing bad to say at all

    American Express2019-11-16
  2. "Good for work-life balance, not so much making a dent in the universe"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great brand and fundamentally sound business model - Excellent benefits + work-life balance, especially if you are raising a family - Offers lots of opportunity to gain experience across business units and functional areas

    Cons

    - Fairly risk averse and bureaucratic decision-making structure - Very much a 'bank'; technology seen as a cost center not a sustainable source of competitive advantage via innovation

    American Express2019-11-19
  3. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance was really good at American Express and they treated their interns very well.

    Cons

    Sometimes the internship program was not organized well but I expect that to improve over the years.

    American Express2019-11-19
  4. "Best Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, Work/Life balance, Diverse and Inclusive culture

    Cons

    Big company=Big red tape, Decisions take too long

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions faster

    American Express2019-11-14
  5. "Great Place to Work, Great Benefits, Excellent Colleagues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Beautiful AMEX Campus here in South Florida right next to Sawgrass mall. The Campus has lots of amenities for Colleagues like the state of art infrastructure, games, healthy living cafe, onsite clinic which provides a very impressive range of health services, activity center (yoga, meditation, mindfulness and more), kids care center and more... 2. Excellent place to work & learn for all - Technology, Product..., Customer Care 3. If you aspire to work in the latest technologies like Machine Learning, AI, Robotics, Big Data, React and many more, then this is the place to be. If you are interested in Customer Servicing, then this is the best place to be. 4. Culture at AMEX is very vibrant, creative, collaborative and friendly. Very diversified organization. You can find people from all across the globe working here. 5. Great benefits to the Colleagues. Great Leadership. Great Work / Life Balance.

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    Cons

    1. Like any other large organization, there are challenges here too. But if you are determined to solve the real problems, then you will get the support you need. But you need to be patient and work to overcome those challenges. 2. Health Insurance costs / benefits can be better. They are not bad, but there is room for improvement.

    American Express2019-11-13
  6. "If it’s not about the work..."

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager 

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Amex has a lot of flexible work policies that make it easy to enjoy the life part of work life balance.

    Cons

    Amex runs 1000mph to stay in one place so if you’re Not used to it, t can be quite frustrating. Also the culture is very passive aggressive

    American Express2019-11-25
  7. "Nice Place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Express for less than a year

    Pros

    Not much work pressure Good work life balance

    Cons

    Mostly the projects are short lived

    American Express2019-11-06
  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mentor ship, training, encourage employees to move around company, excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay behind the rest industry.

    American Express2019-11-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional Culture, Flexibility, Benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Database Analyst in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, upward mobility, leadership, positive environment, people are genuinely happy and like their work, not to mention the billiards tables, ping pong, Xbox and PlayStation, subsidized food, brand new office, charging stations for electronic vehicles, networking groups, work life balance, good PTO, I am forgetting things, but I could go on for a long time talking about the pros.

    Cons

    Not the highest pay in the industry. Parental leave policy is flexible for executives, but not low or mid level employees. Bonus structure drastically favors management compared with all lower level colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work.

    American Express2019-10-25
  10. "AMEX"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance !

    Cons

    Very hard to grow within the company.

    American Express2019-10-28
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