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American Express Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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American Express CEO Stephen J Squeri
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  1. Featured Review
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    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have fantastic pay for the position you're in, and they teach you interesting and engaging utility of modern technology mixed with legacy fundamentals. I've learned quite a bit while AmEx while getting paid more than fairly - I'd recommend a stretch here to whomever may be reading this!

    Cons

    The Company is huge, and at times it may take more than a little time to get recognized for your abilities and the growth you've had. There's a reason there is a "only way up is out" reputation exists for some enterprise companies...

    Advice to Management

    Do 6-month evaluations with serious consideration for interior promotions before out-side-in hiring. Then hire only at the bottom level (entry). Let tech. decide when/who to promote for tech. because business holds the wallet, but doesn't necessarily know what's best.

    American Express2018-11-26
  2. "excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Travel Agent in Melbourne
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The corporate advantages of a large parent company

    Cons

    Amex is a well known brand - target for anti american activities

    American Express2019-07-08
  3. "Payments Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Director Payments Consulting in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits & work life balance

    Cons

    Poor culture & limited opportunity at director level

    American Express2019-07-09
  4. "Thi iii iii oop"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work from home

    Cons

    Very hard to get career progression Low pay for certain roles Pay is not market value

    American Express2019-07-02
  5. "Work Place and Compensation Review"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Extremely professional financial services multinational

    Cons

    Extended hours of work at senior levels

    American Express2019-06-10
  6. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company culture. Average employee tenure 5+ years Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Quite political as everywhere I guess

    American Express2019-06-11
  7. "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the company offers great benefits and rewards and recognition the people there are like family

    Cons

    redundancies- due to changes in market

    American Express2019-05-07
  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture Results focused Teamwork oriented

    Cons

    Limited upwards opportunities outside of US and UK

    American Express2019-05-03
  9. "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Head of Financial Services in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive work culture, focus on employee engagement, diversity of career options

    Cons

    limited product range, inward looking culture

    American Express2019-04-23
  10. "account manager at american express"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Express full-time

    Pros

    people people people people people

    Cons

    slow moving organisation with management

    American Express2019-04-16
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