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"Very pleasant place to work, but it is a BIG company"

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

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

Pros

Great work-life balance
Excellent location
Strong benefits
Interesting projects
Powerful brand
Great resume builder

Cons

It's big! The company constantly re-organizes, so it's possible to get lost in the shuffle or work on projects that are not an executive priority.

Advice to Management

I wouldn't change much. A few less re-orgs would be helpful for consistency.

Other Employee Reviews for American Express

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    "Life at American Express"

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

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

    Pros

    AMEX has a great work life balance program if you take advantage of it. The people for the most part are very intelligent and help full. The New York office has a lovely campus close to the water and fine restaurants.

    They offer a great benefits package with on site doctors, Gym, Cafeteria etc.

    Cons

    The Blue Box culture can delay creativity and people who think out of the box. So of the leadership in place can use a new perspective on life.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what life was like before you became a Sr. Leader and try to treat new members of the organization with the same respect and passion you wanted when you started out.


  2. "Great experience - very good work-life balance; amazing brand name"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance; Brand name; leader in financial services

    Cons

    Matrix organization and hierarchical culture

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