American Express

100 Best Companies 2020-American Express
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    Don’t leave home without it? Don’t leave this job if you’ve got it. Employees at the global payments giant laud the company’s commitment to career development programs—one epitomized by American Express’s Colleague Value Proposition initiative, which prioritizes a flexible, family-friendly work environment and aims to help employees diversify their skills with an eye toward progressing their careers.

    The company also prides itself on a community-oriented culture exemplified by the American Express Foundation, which was founded in 1954 and has donated nearly $900 million to thousands of charitable organizations around the world. The foundation runs programs like the annual Consulting Challenge, in which AmEx employees work pro bono on consulting projects with nonprofit organizations over a 10-week period.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year13
    Years on list20
    HQ locationNew York City
    Job openings (as of February 2020)-
    IndustryFinancial Services & Insurance
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$47,020
    Year founded1850
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites-


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Women-
    % Minorities-
    % African-American/Black-
    % Asian-
    % Caucasian/White-
    % Hispanic/Latino-
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races-
    % Unknown ethnicity-
    Date info providedAug. 19, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)28
    # Sick days-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth6%
    # of job applicants-
    Avg. # of applicants per opening-
    # New graduates hired-