1. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company cares for its employees. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow decision making and bureaucratic which is common for a large corporate.

  1. "Cushy Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing worklife balance. Very cushy job. Amex tends to higher older more experienced engineers for their backend which is nice because these guys are off at 4 oclock sharp.

    Cons

    I don't think Amex does a good job promoting from within. Also for Engineering it is a very top-down organization

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    "Software Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...

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