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"Great company for Finance professionals"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Express full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Flexibility to move around in the company
Great work life balance

Cons

Hierarchical
Pay is mediocre
Promotions are difficult

Other Employee Reviews for American Express

  1. "Takes Risk Investment Vision & Guts to steer a 150+ year old behemoth. We do it every day."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Whitsett, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Whitsett, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values based company - treat each other with respect & dignity.
    Flex Time
    Paid Time Off Accrual
    100% Vesting, company match up to 5% in 401K
    Benefits from Day One
    Good Leadership Opportunities
    Global Company with Interest in Cutting Edge Digital Direction
    Hires Well most of the time. Slow to fire.

    Cons

    Poor Interview Process
    Reliability on Networking
    Most of the time leader is not going to be your advocate due to current climate / downsizing.
    Outsource critical functions for shareholder benefit at risk of long time loyal people.
    Slow in some departments to invest fast enough or support dead end projects where other more viable forward thinking solutions are readily available out of the box.
    To many layers of management.
    Very top heavy in pay distribution above people leader/contributor levels.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people as well as provide them with above average compensation.
    Utilize what the corporation has already invested in technology wise before looking elsewhere, know when to cut your losses and look for another way.
    Continue doing what you do best while lifting others up to your level when they have made contributions to your team.
    It is okay to create your replacement it is natural occurrence.


  2. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked in one of the best and top rated companies

    Cons

    Lot of documentation processes involved in work field.

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