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"Depending on what you want out of your job/career, Amex could be a great fit"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- genuinely good people are your coworkers
- cares strongly for the end customer
- deep respect for personal life situations (e.g., children, sexual orientation, etc)
- great nyc benefits (e.g., Tribeca Film Festival employee promotions, free admission to major museums, etc)
- fairly good health center
- large company -- if you look for a specific role, it probably exists somewhere

Cons

- compensation for stellar employees is lacking, producing a culture of employees with mediocre levels of ambition
- hard to "get rid of lemons", so you'll likely end up working with some bad apple(s) that you can't avoid
- very director- and vp-driven office/team norms where you could find yourself working for a leader who is very pro or very against working virtually or a leader who is very into facetime or not which vastly changes your expected hours in the office

Advice to Management

- promoting from within should render comparable compensation to hiring externally; this will result in appropriately rewarding and motivating existing employees to put forth their best work.

Other Employee Reviews for American Express

  1. "Long time employee, grew up with the company. Survived many random reductions in force that were cosmetic in effect."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture of values. Recognizable brand. Respected by merchants. Broad spectrum of sales opportunities.

    Cons

    Unclear direction commonly, duplication of sales channels


  2. "The company feels very unstable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its "American Express' - its branded very well.

    Cons

    The environment feels very unstable.

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