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"Interactive Marketing Manager"

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Current Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Innovative company, liberal views, top global brand

Cons

Salaries not as competitive as other financial companies

Advice to Management

Improve people leader training

Other Employee Reviews for American Express

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Welcome to Lord of the Flies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on resume - what you are asked to do (even though likely impossible to achieve) will be very compelling when you are trying to get the heck out.

    Cons

    Ridiculously antiquated HR "stack rank" assessments demoralize knowledge workers and alienate new talent trying to make an impact in a passive aggressive culture of career survivalists. Constant reorgs means everyone has was too much work to be effective so the "who you know" culture ends up dictating your work assignments, likelihood of actually getting the promised "work-life balance" and ultimately compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Forcing a high performing team to identify people as not meeting expectations when everyone is working 200% year in year out is morally reprehensible and creates a Lord of the Flies environment. There is no way that can "align" with the a touted company culture of community-centered and service oriented.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stability - not so much"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1 - Benefits
    2- Compensation
    3 - At lower levels - the ability to move to around between jobs every 18 months to experience and learn new things

    Cons

    - No stability - constant lay offs and organizational change. Your future depends on which way the wind is blowing that year
    - If not based in NYC and at an upper level - good luck
    - Very siloed

    Advice to Management

    Try doing some longer term (more than 1 year) strategic planning and right size your staff rather than being on the lay off and subsequent rehire merry-go-round constantly.

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