American Express Reviews

Updated 16 Jul 2020

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4.1
84%
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94%
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American Express CEO Stephen J Squeri
Stephen J Squeri
1,005 Ratings
  1. "-"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with work hours work from home relaxed environment young people good location- barangaroo

    Cons

    very hard to get promotions and career opportunities bad pay - not equal pay based on scale not performance

  2. "Leadership Academy"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Leadership focus and quality of talent

    Cons

    Slow investment cycles - opportunities for Agile

  3. "Analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture, nice people overall

    Cons

    Systems are sometimes slow to load

  4. "Okay company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good brand globally Flexible working hours Light workload

    Cons

    Salary not the best Lazy team members and stakeholders

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  5. "Super"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent career opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate. Expectations from employees are very high.

  6. "Sales Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Varied, autonomous role. Flexible working conditions.

    Cons

    Strict compliance guidelines making sales difficult.

  7. "Business Development Executive"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Good amount of flexibility in role.

    Cons

    All Business' can improve current model.

  8. "Worked there 8+ years"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Express full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Rather relaxed - for low to mid-low level employee

    Cons

    Promotion was placed too much on experience

  9. "Great employer, excellent culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture; flexible working; inspiring leadership team; commitment to career development; innovative; really collaborative team

    Cons

    Limited progression opportunities in the Australian market; US-driven strategy (although a more market-based approach is the new vision of Steve Squeri so this could change over time)

  10. "Working at AMEX"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Express part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Career Progression Travel Perks Leadership Exposure to luxury travel products Health benefits

    Cons

    Big organisation so change can take a while old systems

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