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"Great company with lots of opportunities for different positions"

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Former Employee - Professional (Multiple Positions) in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Professional (Multiple Positions) in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at American Express full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

They have good benefits, comparable pay, many opportunities for training. It is a big company with opportunity to move into different positions, very good culture. Pockets a really good leadership.

Cons

It seems like they conduct layoffs every couple years. This causes alot of stress even if you don't get laid off.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing except try to manage the business well in the good times, so that you can avoid having to do layoffs when the economy is not as strong.

Other Employee Reviews for American Express

  1. "good learning"

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    Current Contractor - Data Artitect in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Data Artitect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Express as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people around . Good learning environment . Less red tape

    Cons

    no organizations . work on weekends sometimes


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Entry Level Corporate Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Great place to learn the pitfalls of Corporate America.

    Cons

    Limited advancement potential unless you give up any independent thinking. Self-serving Leadership environment...most Leadership ideas are poached from subordinate sources and presented as their own or not supported until there is a clear risk/reward outcome.

    Dangerously close to a huge age-discrimination class action lawsuit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bleeding...you are losing your best people and the ones left behind are self-serving drones. Contrary to your stated goals...innovation, self-initiative and risk taking are not encouraged unless there is something in it for Leadership.

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