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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to Lord of the Flies

    Director of Product Management (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

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


    Pros: Looks good on resume - what you are asked to do (even though likely impossible… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Good place to start your career.

    Finance Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

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


    Pros: Good work-life balance, friendly environment. Cons: Pay is not competitive with other financial service companies Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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