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not my place to say
nothing (Former Employee) –  London18 September 2018
I was here a week at aged 14. I don't know. I just got showed how a few of the departments within the company worked, and while I was there I did a little bit of research.
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Great Company to work For
Manager, Strategy and Process Improvement (Former Employee) –  Sheet27 August 2018
Great company to work for. You will get enough opportunities to challenge yourself and grow in the organisation. You can work across teams and learn how the work is performed in different LOBs.
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no good when ill
Relationship Care Servicing Corporate (Former Employee) –  Home Based9 August 2018
do not deal with life threatening illness very well, very poor support after a very serious illness otherwise good to work for but a rather big drawback!
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Flexible working and amazing people
IT Prgramme Delivery Director (Current Employee) –  Burgess Hill, West Sussex8 August 2018
Amex an amazing place to work. There are always plenty of opportunities to develop and the people are amazing. You need to accept change as the norm and be accepting of the frequent organisation changes
Pros
great people
Cons
decision making takes a long time
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Great people, opportunities and flexible place to work
IT Programme Delivery Director (Current Employee) –  Burgess Hill, West Sussex23 July 2018
Amex is an amazing place to work. There is flexibility in working hours and location. Front and foremost are the people who are an incredible diverse group of people to work with globally
Pros
Flexibility and people
Cons
Restructures
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Good company
AML Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Brighton and Hove, East Sussex19 July 2018
A good company to work with plenty of opportunities and good management. Lot so of good benefits and they provide lots of training to help their staff grow and improve.
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productive place to work
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Brighton26 June 2018
Monitoring CCTV
Pass checking people coming in and out of the building
Observing outside patrols in and outside of building
Checking fire systems
Long hours
Pros
The wages
Cons
long hours
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good first job
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brighton, East Sussex25 June 2018
this is a great first job, although the 0 hours aspect meant i didnt get a steady amount of work, with shifts being taken very quickly. i also worked on matchdays, which meant when the game was on, there was an hour and a half of unpaid work, waiting to go back for another hour or so. aside from this, the management was good and i gained a lot of experience.
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good place to work
Team leader (Current Employee) –  Brighton, East Sussex12 June 2018
Good place to work, great oportunities to progress.
I have been working there for 6.5 years and have started at the bottom and became 4 years later a Manager.
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Great place to work
SME (Former Employee) –  East Sussex12 June 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Amex and have many great memories and friends from my time there.

Great place to make a career, amazing managment team and great worklife balance and social events.
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Awful
Travel and Lifestyle Consultant (Former Employee) –  Brighton, East Sussex24 April 2018
Management is awful. If your face doesn't fit forget it.
Un-Achievable targets.
No flexibility
No work life balance
Rude Customers
Only pro is great training.
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Great people and work life balance
Business Development, BanK Partnerships-EMEA (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London2 April 2018
Very good company to work for with many career opportunities. Good benefits and support network internally.
I would highly recommend working here. Strong management and great training programs for development.
Pros
Work Life balance
Cons
none
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Fhh
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Gatwick Airport Station, West Sussex25 March 2018
This company is a good company as they look after their employees, the managers are friendly and help you wherever possible. The hours could be better.
Pros
Rf
Cons
Fff
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Ok but could be better
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London2 March 2018
It's ok but could be better. Large business with many moving parts. Market in which operates is very dynamic and projects can be challenging but fun. Career opportunities very limited outside the US.
Pros
Big brand, nice atmosphere, friendly colleagues
Cons
Culture is becoming a constraint rather than a driver, very limited opportunities to progress outside the US
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Flexible, great leadership
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London26 February 2018
An organisation very focused on great leadership and team development. Really encourage employees to move around the organisation, with regular networking opportunities and recruitment starts from inside the organisation.

The usual negatives of a large organisation, e.g. limitations of salary when moving roles internally, and politics between teams. But overall a great place to work.
Pros
Flexible working, great leadership, team culture
Cons
Salary limitations with internal moves, politics between some teams
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Inclusive and supportive
Contract Manager (Former Employee) –  Brighton, East Sussex16 February 2018
Excellent workplace, supports diversity, good compensation package for the area. provides good work life balance, encouraging personal development of all staff
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good company to work for
SME Account Sales Manager (B30) (Current Employee) –  Brighton23 January 2018
generally american express will provide a secure workplace with possibility to progress if you network and work hard at it. Like any other large american organisation there are good and bad points.
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Great people and work life balance
National Account Manager (Former Employee) –  London Bridge Station, Greater London16 January 2018
I loved working at American Express. They had a great team atmosphere and work lfe balance for the staff. The benefits were very good and covered all the needs for different stages of your life.

I only left as there was no career progression in my department and the remuneration package within the industry was not on a level playing field.
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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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