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Good career opportunities
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London14 January 2018
Good career opportunities ,fair pay and compensation.
Leadership can have a one track mind. If you don’t want to progress that is often frowned upon like you are lazy.
It’s who you know no what you know.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Mentality within leadership
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Great Work/Life Balance
Accounting Clerk & Assistant Analyst (Current Employee) –  London25 December 2017
Great colleagues who are all very intelligent and bright
Great work ethic
Great work life balance
Numerous networks to join
Inclusion of all cultures and sexes
It’s all about how you perform via the scoring method, which may not always be fair
Archaic methodology
Constantly changing the systems
Management do not listen to staff and clients
Cost cutting exercises all of the time
Pros
Great work life balance
Cons
Cost cutting exercises all of the time
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Business Travel Consultant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London12 September 2017
Travel consultant dealing with the corporate teams travel plans across the globe through booking of travel arrangements. 9-5 job based at Morgan Stanley.
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Collaborative environment, more responsibility than compensation levels suggest.
Product Management (Current Employee) –  London2 September 2017
The UK Consumer business is very dynamic, with many smart talented people. Culture in the Corporate unit is very sales-driven and tends to be more chaotic.

In general, AmEx excels at providing flexibility to its workforce, but with a trade off in compensation levels. Moving between offices, especially to NY is a real possibility for people who fit in and do well.
Pros
Global mobility, workforce flexibility, smart ambitious co-workers, industry-leading brand
Cons
Compensation vs. responsibility, frequent restructuring
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Good
Risk Exec - Risk Information Management (Former Employee) –  London25 August 2017
Wide variety of exposure to the markets due to inter-department roles available for employees . Good on diversity with strong international element to broaden experience
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Typical Day
Senior Business Travel Consultant (Former Employee) –  London19 July 2017
· Managing corporate client accounts.

· Arranging travel for high profile clients.

· Responding to issues relating to incorrect ticketing, cancellations, no shows and complaints.
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Business Development Agent for American Express
Business Development Agent for American Express (Former Employee) –  London, ON26 June 2017
• Selling American Express Business cards to small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.
• Understanding business needs of the customer, and promoting the most beneficial card product for the business.
• My communication and interpersonal skills, allowed me to excel within this role.
• In the short time of my temporary employment, I was always ranked within the Top Ten Best Sellers within the American Express Program.
Pros
Financial Rewards
Cons
Call Centre/Cold Calling
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Excellent place to work
BDM (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London17 June 2017
top career development and coaching to ensure career path is clear and grows across multiple disciplines. Strong work/life balance ensures top talent is kept at the company.
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Freelance column (Former Employee) –  London, UK6 February 2017
As a freelance reporter I had freedom to suggest stories every month, and cover them.
Working remotely, I learned how to organize my time and make sure I'd deliver what was expected of me.
The hardest part of the job was to not see the final product, and the most enjoyable part was to write about a subject close to my heart: London.
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Diverse and collaborative atmosphere
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London16 January 2017
A very diverse workplace with opportunity to innovate and learn. Fast-paced and friendly. Customer focused. Treats its employees well.
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good times
Director &Currency Trader (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London3 January 2017
Worked my way through the company from settlements staff to senior trader. Great times and an amazing experience
Sadly a cut throat industry
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Flexible and supportive
Head Waitress (Current Employee) –  London20 July 2016
Great management team, always welcoming new people
Well paid for all levels of staff

Nice stepping stone for catering/bar careers
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Collaborative and engaging work environment
Vice President (Current Employee) –  London27 June 2016
Every day is different and challenging but in a supportive and forward thinking environment. The hours can be long but this is compensated for by interesting work and career development.
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Just don't
EMEA Talent Acquisition Consultant (Former Employee) –  London24 May 2016
Initially reeled in with lots of promised with non coming to fruition. Manager who would constantly snap at the team despite claiming we could always ask questions. Severe lack of support and empathy and lots of people being made redundant despite the business claiming it is growing. A lot of staff has been there for less than a year which says a lot about the company.
Cons
terrible management, unsupportive culture, pressured to work longer, no empathy.
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Legal entity controller - Experienced Chartered Accountant
Legal Entity Controller - Analyst (Current Employee) –  London23 May 2016
Experienced Chartered Accountant (certified by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India). Subject matter expert in GAAP accounting, auditing, preparing ledger books and reconciliation statements. Skilled in collating and interpreting financial data to evaluate performance of companies. Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, experienced in proficiently explaining complex financial data to clients
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Interesting workplace
Credit analyst (Former Employee) –  London19 April 2016
Stock the souvenir shop
Prepare the float for the admissions desk
Sort out daily rotas
Book in school party
Book evening corporate events
Pros
Interesting place of work
Cons
underground
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Great Work Life balance
Senior Manager, Global Merchant Services (Current Employee) –  London, ENG30 November 2015
Amazing culture and a family environment. However, highly political at times which is expected of a global giant like American Express. Flexible working & freedom to try new things.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
poor talent management
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American Express
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  London, ENG4 November 2015
The best company I have ever worked for. Excellent core values and work ethics. They constantly strive to grow and develop their employees and make the work-life balance healthy.
Pros
Flexible hours and location.
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A brand of success
Marketing Media and Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  london29 September 2015
- The clients involved;
I maintained a first class relationship with airport management at CEO and VP of Marketing level. I increased Amex visibility throughout all airports in Europe and carried out a thorough marketing analysis. I created co-marketing campaigns with airport parking companies, Duty Free, restaurants and shops.
- My personal revenue responsibilities during these engagements;
I developed with AMEX a new Rewards Initiative for AMEX customers to encourage and increase card use within airports. I provided reports to AMEX VP Marketing with full access to and support from AMEX Sales, Marketing and Media teams. I was the sole responsible for the American Express –Alitalia credit cards, P.R., Business Development, Marketing and Sales executive.
I pruposed, designed and implemented a new sales campaign. Profit margin around 25%.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
working aytime
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Excellent Work-life Balance
Compliance Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Brighton / London6 August 2015
The American Express culture was very supportive to your work-life balance whereby you could do 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home depending on your role.

This split helped maintain productivity and provided and platform to balance family life with a busy career.
Pros
Good split between home life and work life
Cons
At home, never known when the day finishes, tend not to switch off.
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