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"Good company to work for.."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Career opportunities world-wide
- At least trying to meet the average salary in the market
- Many employees staying 5-30 years with the company
- Trying to provide "work-life-balance" environment for the employees
- For a company with over 150 years of history, tens of thousand employees globally, executives and senior leadership try to keep the company young in terms of culture, etc.

Cons

- Few opportunities beyond director level
- In-fighting and politics, as much as expected for a large, global company
- Salary and benefits are not very competitive while meeting the market average

Other Employee Reviews for American Express

  1. "Great experience so far.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, people, policies

    Cons

    Compensation change for internally promoted employees is not as good as external hires.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "One of the best employers in financial services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very strong corporate culture
    Very good pay and conditions
    Excellent work/life balance
    good career progression opportunities
    lots of nice people work there!

    Cons

    Very 'american' business style - not unsurprisingly
    Can have a very narrow view of the market and opportunities
    Lack clear direction and view of their strengths and market position

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic about your position in the market - Amex is never going to challenge Visa/MC as an issuer. Realise your strengths and don't compromise a premium customer base as it only undermines the possibility of charging a premium discount rate.

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