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American Express Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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4.0
81%
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93%
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American Express CEO Stephen J Squeri
Stephen J Squeri
750 Ratings
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  1. "Great as long as you love the role"

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits Great social gatherings Motivated Bosses

    Cons

    Didn't enjoy calling people about their past due payments

    American Express2019-11-07
  2. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Big team and lots of training

    Cons

    You have to differentiate yourself

    American Express2019-11-13
  3. "My time at American Express"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits, flexibility, people

    Cons

    The company is always trying to cut costs which basically leads to job elimination...don't expect to retire there

    American Express2019-11-26
  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many avenues of opportunity, decent benefits

    Cons

    Corporate culture is lagging behind more innovative companies

    Advice to Management

    There are too many town halls making the same vague statements, especially in November when everyone is at their busiest and need as much productive time as they can get.

    American Express2019-11-21
  5. "Working at Amex"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    A lot of internal/external pressure

    American Express2019-11-05
  6. "Business Development Executive Culture"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    - Fun Culture, fun people around to work with - Not micromanaged

    Cons

    - Very performance based. Only recognized more if hitting targets. Targets aren't easy to hit going from a Rookie Goal to Tenure Goal . High turnover rate.

    American Express2019-10-23
  7. "Easy Interview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    They have very good benefits

    Cons

    They micro manage too much

    American Express2019-10-23
  8. "American Express"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits, fulfilling work

    Cons

    Hard to progress your way up

    American Express2019-10-23
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good starting place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get experience if you're younger and starting off your career.

    Cons

    Not a great workplace to grow your career. The company really likes to keep you in your current role and continue to move laterally when you can move externally and get a higher position with a much better salary. The problem with the company is that they speak a lot about having interest in their employees careers and growth however there is never any action from the words no matter how hard an employee tries to... grow and accelerate their career at Amex. This is why a lot of people leave, why stay at a workplace that doesn't recognize your knowledge and experience earning less money than you should and not challenging yourself anymore since you're only making lateral moves?

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    Advice to Management

    Recognize and understand the value of your internal employees and have the interest to help them grow their careers.

    American Express2019-10-29
  10. "Good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst 

    I have been working at American Express full-time

    Pros

    Good training for new grads

    Cons

    Slow moving, nine to five culture with less than ambitious and excited employees

    American Express2019-10-08
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