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American Express Interview Questions in London, England

Updated 16 Oct 2014
Updated 16 Oct 2014
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    Senior Manager - Strategic Planning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews with Senior Managers - Both had a fit and a case component. The focus was more on the case. Then face to face interviews with VP of Strategic planning and 2 Directors

    Interview Questions
    • One case was particularly difficult.. involved Venn diagrams and stuff but most 4 other cases were simple. All cases were about Amex and evaluating an opportunity eg: should we pursue opportunity X? type of questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at American Express.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university recruitment programme. Application process required a cover letter and CV. First round had 2 interview which was mainly behavioural/fit questions. Second round was pretty much the same as the first round expect a lot of questions around motivation.

    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Express in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview followed by an assessment Center - 2 Interviews and Presentation Exercise, followed by a group exercise.

    Interview Questions
    • Group Exercise - List emails in priority of importance and time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at American Express in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial application
    Numerical, VErbal and personality SHL test
    Application screening
    Telephone interview
    Assessment day
    Offer

    The assessment day is made up of 2 interview, a case study, group exercise and a presentation

    Interview Questions
    • How do you keep up with current affairs
      Your degree has nothing to do with Marketing - why do you want to do this
      How do you time manage
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at American Express in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    application, online tests, telephone interview, assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Analyst, Strategic Planning Group Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at American Express in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Description for London. A very similar process to all other consulting jobs - submit your CV, take an online assessment. If you are successful, you have 2 interviews in the first round, 2 in the second round, and one as the final round. All have two parts - CV part and a case part. Very similar to the consulting top companies - McKinsey and such.

    Interview Questions
    • No very ugly questions. Be prepared to answer what other companies you are applying for and why you prefer American Express. I was asked in the second round by both interviewers these questions and they went after me. Know how to solve case studies, the ones given to me were not extremely difficult, but practice, practice, practice makes perfect.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - their offer was generous for a starting salary, the graduate programme looked promising.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Express in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went through 2 interviews. Group and individual. It was a tough environment, almost a bit pack fight mentality to seperate the weak from the chaff. But, a great sense of achievment lies if you are up to the challenge and good enough to come through the other end.

    Interview Questions
    • How does the history of AMEX effect its aquisition strategy going forward.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy enough, limited negotiation experience meant I was happy to accept what they offered me-which seemed (and still does) to be reasonable.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at American Express in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    After completing the online application and relevent online testing, there is a phone interview which lasts approximately 20-30 minutes. The questions are straight forward competency questions asking about motivation, why AmEx, why Finance etc.

    if successful, you'll be invited to an Assessment Centre which consists of an individual presentation on a selected case study, which you have 1 hour to extrapolate information and present it; 2 face-to-face interviews and a group exercise.

    On the whole, the day was very enjoyable, you meet alot of new people and have the change to talk to current interns/employees of American Express

    Interview Questions
    • "Describe a time you have gone out of your way to deal with a difficult customer?"
      Followed by:
       "was the fact the the customer was difficult your fault?"
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Internship role so no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at American Express in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    An online application form, followed by online numerical and verbal reasoning tests (both of which were fairly straight forward), followed by a phone interview and an assessment centre. Assessment centre consisted of 2/3 interviews, a group exercise and a case study with a presentation. The day was well organised and it seemed like the organisation had a good working culture.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Placement Student: Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Express in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial CV, Covering Letter. After screening CV and Covering letter, initial telephone interview. Assessed about knowledge of excel and the company. Few competency based questions.
    Final assessment centre: Networking lunch (try and get noticed about , expected to prepare a presentation about the Amex business and two competency based interviews).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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