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American Express Overview

New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
1850
Company - Public (AXP)
Financial Transaction Processing
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense ... Read more

Mission: American Express is the global services company that offers talented individuals challenging work with purpose, because only American Express infuses a desire to serve the success of our customers into every part of the workplace experience.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#26), 2017 (#11), 2015 (#19)

Top CEOs: 2015 (#2)

Company Updates

  • Proud to earn 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices and to foster an inclusive and supportive culture where our colleagues can thrive. #CEI2019 http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMnii

    HRC's 2019 Corporate Equality Index | Human Rights Campaign

    HRC's CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.

  • Proud to earn 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices and to foster an inclusive and supportive culture where our colleagues can thrive. #CEI2019 http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMnin

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American Express – Why Work For Us?


The best way to back our customers is to back our people

The best way to back our customers is to back our people

What you choose to do for a living is one of the most meaningful decisions you can make. At American Express, our job is to help you excel at yours. We provide experiences to become a great leader, a world of opportunities to grow your career, and an inclusive culture to help you thrive. Because the best way to back our customers is to back our people. 

Join, stay and grow your career

At American Express, you’ll have access to world-class leadership and learning experiences, an opportunity to create a unique career journey shaped by your talent and curiosity, and the ability to engage with great leaders and coworkers. All this, combined with comprehensive benefits makes American Express a unique place to join, stay and grow your career. 

Join, stay and grow your career

Leadership Development and Learning

Doing work that matters 

At American Express, we’re changing the ways people live and work through meaningful projects with real-world impact. Working with teams across the organization, our colleagues and leaders can make a difference by improving the everyday lives of customers around the world.

Leadership at all levels

Growing great leaders is one of the things that sets American Express apart. Every employee has the opportunity—and is encouraged—to take their personal leadership to the next level through a wide variety of leadership and learning programs. The American Express Leadership Academy offers the very best tools and training in leadership development from across the company and from the world’s leading practitioners. 

Learning from the best

We have a culture that encourages personal development and growth. We offer opportunities for employees to learn new skills and build on their expertise with both team-based and individual learning opportunities.

Leadership Development and Learning

College Hires and Internships

Launching your career

Come to American Express as a student and you’ll immediately become part of a collaborative and supportive team. Our unique student programs in the U.S., UK, and India will immerse you in exciting projects where your input will be encouraged and respected. You’ll learn from team members dedicated to helping you succeed while you acquire new skills and make genuine connections. When you join as an intern, you’ll gain valuable business knowledge and have a real influence at American Express. 

College Hires and Internships

Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing diversity and inclusion

Creating an inclusive culture is both a part of who we are and what we do together. We value and embrace the diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences of all our employees. Through our Employee Networks, participants can broaden their associations with other employees while expanding their knowledge of the business. 

American Express is a place where being yourself matters.

Diversity and Inclusion

Get to know American Express and explore our opportunities by visiting https://careers.americanexpress.com/.

American Express Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Director Strategic Planning"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Planning, Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning, Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brand that looks after its employees. The company provides opportunities for growth and to move across the world.

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic, and decision making is slow. Constant re-organisations make it difficult to gain momentum.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push business agility.

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American Express Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

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    Senior Analyst Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Process was quick, completed phone and on-site interview in two weeks. Interviewed with two managers on-site and recruiter over the phone. Travel and accommodations were all taken care of by recruiter, very professional.

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American Express Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • Fatherly's 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly, 2018
  • 2018 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • The 2018 NAFE Top 70 Companies for Executive Women, Working Mother, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
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