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1 person found this helpful  

The benefits and employee engagement are high on their priority list.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Employee benefits - health, dental, RRSP, Stock options
On site conveniences - convenience store, gym, masseuse
Opportunities for advancements with courses (dependent on leader)

Cons

HR's inconsistent approach to reporting leaders and associated discrepancies
Heavy focus on level within the organization with subsequent blocking of employees' advancement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

An employee's worth should be dependent on his / her successes and productivity and not based on a "band" level within the hierarchy.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'd very much recommend Amex as a place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    employee oriented, fair to people (customers and employees), growth and international opportunities

    Cons

    may be slow to respond to change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to Lord of the Flies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Looks good on resume - what you are asked to do (even though likely impossible to achieve) will be very compelling when you are trying to get the heck out.

    Cons

    Ridiculously antiquated HR "stack rank" assessments demoralize knowledge workers and alienate new talent trying to make an impact in a passive aggressive culture of career survivalists. Constant reorgs means everyone has was too much work to be effective so the "who you know" culture ends up dictating your work assignments, likelihood of actually getting the promised "work-life balance" and ultimately compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forcing a high performing team to identify people as not meeting expectations when everyone is working 200% year in year out is morally reprehensible and creates a Lord of the Flies environment. There is no way that can "align" with the a touted company culture of community-centered and service oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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