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"Great company if you can put up with the corporate b.s."

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Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great premium brand; smart focus on "big bets"; generally treats employees with respect; reasonable salary (not great, but work/life balance better than most companies); reasonable career pathing opportunities (hampered in recent years by recession).

Cons

Tends to have "flavor of the month" hot projects, most of which don't pan out and disappear quietly; values "innovation" over leveraging best practices in the marketplace... you get way more credit for inventing something, even if it is never executed, than you do for making smart business decisions; consensus driven decision-making makes it hard to drive the business and demotivates smart people who end up entertaining fools all day; soft on low performers; moving most folks to work in "first come, first served" cubicles that strips away all personalization of work area.

Other Employee Reviews for American Express

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It is a bank"

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    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, first class travel

    Cons

    This is not a company for technical staff. it is is a credit card company that does not recognize or promote innovation on par with tech companies. If you want a safe job, this is the place, but if your passion is technology, be patient, seek other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Blue Box should be a standard not a marketing mantra shielding moral hazard.


  2. "A great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with!

    Cons

    It is a very homogenous company

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